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1888 Engraving Dr. Orin Warren Essex County West Newbury Ma. History Genealogy

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Antique 1888 steel engraving bookplate!

Dr. Orin Warren

Born:  January 20, 1833  (Fryeburg, Me.)

Dr. Warren was one who responded to the nation's call at the start of the Civil War. On Sept. 12, 1861, he reported to Surgeon-General Dale in Boston and that afternoon he started for Annapolis, Md., commissioned as assistant surgeon of the 21st Mass. Volunteers. He left Annapolis with Burnside's expedition for Roanoke Island, Jan. 1862. He was present at the battle of Roanoke, Feb. 8, 1862, and at that of Newborn, March 14th; also at that of Camden, April 19th, where he was left with the wounded and taken a prisoner. A week after this Dr. Warren and his patients were sent, via the Dismal Swamp Canal, to Norfolk, where the wounded were paroled and sent to Fortress Monroe, and the doctor was released by General Huger, of the Confederate army. He received a commission as surgeon, dated June 9, 1862, in the 33rd Regt. Mass. Volunteers. On Nov. 30, 1862, he was appointed surgeon of Second Division, 11th Army Corps, on the staff of General Steinwehr, and on Dec. 18, 1862, was appointed surgeon-in-chief for the same division. Becoming ill with dysentery, Dr. Warren resigned his position in the army, April 1, 1863, and returned to West Newbury to practice his profession and regain his health.


Portrait with signature facsimile.

This is from a collection of bookplates rescued from a badly damaged two volume 1888 first edition set entitled "History Of Essex County Massachusetts, With Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers And Prominent Men." By D. Hamilton Hurd.

For provenance, you will receive a copy of the title page. We also leave the edge untrimmed, which provides origin provenance.

The approximate entire bookplate size is 7.5 x 10.5 inches or 19 x 27 cm. The backside, or verso, is blank.

Very good. See images for condition, some have spots, foxing, tears, etc.


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