The Life of James Williams, Better Known as Professor Jim, for Half a Century Janitor of Trinity College, Hartford. AFRICAN AMERICANA, C. H. PROCTOR.

The Life of James Williams, Better Known as Professor Jim, for Half a Century Janitor of Trinity College, Hartford

Hartford CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1873. First Edition. Life of an ex-slave and long-time janitorial custodian of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. With a handsome wood engraved frontispiece of the subject. Recounts Williams's youth in slavery on the Yonkers estate of retired Revolutionary War Colonel Phillip Rinelander Robert. Includes a detailed account of Robert's close association with Aaron Burr, and Burr's unexpected (and otherwise unrecorded) appearance in Yonkers immediately following his duel with Alexander Hamilton. 12mo (17.5cm). Publisher's deep purple cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; 79pp; portrait frontispiece. Spine cloth faded (titles still legible); scattered foxing within (mostly to prelims); Very Good. Contemporary pencil ownership signature ("Alice H.C. Robinson") to front endpaper.

Price: $200.00

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