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Sixteen (16) items related to Charles Harrod Boyd. 1st item: Wooden lap desk belonging to Charles Harrod Boyd. Inlaid triangle insignia with "C. H. Boyd" incised to lid, inlaid wooden escutcheon to lock, two brass handles to side. Interior with brown velvet writing surface with two open compartments and curved pen holder. "Charles Harrod Boyd" incised to latched compartment reverse of top writing surface, with paper label reading "Annette M. Dearborn" and ink inscriptions reading "July 25, 1831" below. Two paper clippings reading "Rules for Spelling" pasted to pull up compartment reverse of lower writing surface, with "C. H. Boyd" incised to left. Multiple incision and paint marks reading "Boyd/CHB/36 Hope College/Charles H Boyd/Brown University/March 7 1851/Boyd/Portland./Maine/21HC/Boyd" counterclockwise around perimeter of top and bottom writing surface. 7 1/4" H x 19" W x 9 3/4" D. 2nd item: Small Civil War era canteen with cloth covering and strap stenciled "U. S. Co. L. 3 T" with additional "U.S." stenciled upside down. Metal cap included. Canteen – 4 1/2" H x 4" W x 2" D. Overall – 16" H. 3rd item: Keuffel and Esser Company, New York, surveyor's transit with brass telescope and leveling vial and a vernier scale to outer circumference. Stamped "Keuffel & Esser Co NY" top of telescope. Does not include base. 5" H x 5" W x 10" D. 4th item: "Map of the World, with the latest discoveries" by William Boyd, May 19, 1812. Pen and ink drawing on paper with hand coloring map depicting the double hemispheres with continents, oceans, islands, the North and South Poles, the equator, Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, and lines of longitude and latitude, surrounded by a blue, orange, and yellow triple line border. Title, top center, with Genesis quotations, top left and right, East and West direction notations, left and right of map. Signature, date, and additional inscriptions indicating that it was drawn at "Union School" when Boyd was "Aged 11 years", lower center. 10 1/4" H x 14 1/4" W. 5th item: "Map of the Battlefield of Chattanooga Prepared to Accompany the the Report of Maj. Genl. U.S. Grant" prepared under the direction of Brigadier General William Farrar Smith, Chief Engineer Military Division, published by Authority of the Secretary of War, in the Office of the Chief of Engineers, 1875. Lithographed by Julius Bien and Company, New York. Depicts a topographical map of the area where the Battle of Chattanooga was fought with mountains, rivers, railroads, and other points of interest labeled including positions of the Confederate and United States Forces, in red and blue. Title, Scales of Miles, and Authorities, top left. Compass arrow, center left, key, lower right. Surrounded by a four line border. Pencil notations reading "Mission Ridge" top left and "Major C. H. Boyd US Co…Survey Stanton House Chattanooga Tenn." top right, en verso. Image – 30 1/4" H x 26 3/4" W. Map – 30 1/4" H x 28" W. 6th-10th items: Five (5) cabinet cards/carte-de-visite depicting Charles H. Boyd. Two (2) with studio marks for Lamson, Portland ME, one (1) with studio marks for The Longfellow Gallery, Portland, ME, and one (1) with studio marks for Theodore Lilienthal, New Orleans, LA, and one (1) unmarked. Items range in size from 4" H x 2 5/8" W to 7 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W. 11th item: Harper's Weekly Vol. IX For the Year 1865. Folio, 865 pages with indexes, steeling engraved frontispiece and illustrations, hardbound, half binding with brown cloth and tooled black leather with gilt pictorial decorations and lettering and four raised hubs to spine. Pencil inscriptions reading "S & L Boyd" top right corner of frontispiece and "Capt Boyd" top left of first page. 16 1/2" H x 12" W x 2 1/2" W. 12th item: The Antietam and Fredericksburg, Campaigns of the Civil War Series, Vol. V, by Francis Winthrop Palfrey, 1882. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 12mo., 228 pages including illustrations and index with advertisements, hardbound in tooled blue cloth with pictorial covers and gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Ink inscription reading "Charles H. Boyd Portland_ME_…1882" front end paper. 7 5/8" H x 5 1/8" W x 1 1/8" D. 13th item: The Civil War Through the Camera by Henry W. Elson, 1912. Published by McKinlay, Stone, and Mackenzie, New York. Octavo, chromolithographic frontispiece and plates with illustrations, hardbound with red cloth covers and black and grey lettering and pictorial spine. Ink inscription reading "Julia W. B. Coleman–From Father–October 1913" front end paper. 10 3/4" H x 8 3/8" W x 1 3/4" D. 14th item: Brass collapsible telescope spy glass with leather grip. Unmarked. 10 1/2" L x 2 1/2" dia. 15th item: Pair of black painted metal and brass binoculars with leather grips, strap, and case. Unmarked. Binoculars – 2" H x 5 1/2" W x 4 5/8" D. Strap approximately 35 1/2" L. Case – 4 3/4" H x 6 7/8" W x 2 7/8" D. 16th item: In Memoriam program for Charles Harrod Boyd, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Maine, Circular No. 5, Series of 1919, Whole Number 386. 8 5/8" H x 5 5/8" W. All items mid/late 19th century. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Charles Harrod Boyd, who served on General George H. Thomas staff as Captain of the Topographical Engineers, Army of the Cumberland. (source: The "Civil War Record of Brown University", 1920). Charles Boyd's wife, Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Maj. General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother's side. She and Charles Harrod Boyd had four children Annie Frances Harrod Boyd, Augusta Dearborn Boyd, Emily Dearborn Boyd, and Julia Wingate Boyd (wife of Lewis M. Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN). CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. Surface scratches, cracks, largest 4 1/2", areas of loss, largest 7 1/2", to exterior of lap desk. Key is not present, lock is stuck in "locked" position. Right side handle is not present. Areas of wear to velvet writing surface and interior of lap desk. Interior with traces of broken pens, wooden compartments. 2nd item: Overall good condition with pilling, surface stains, to cloth cover. Stencil in visible condition. 3rd item: Overall good condition with areas of tarnish, surface scratches, etc. to be expected from age. Leveling vial intact. Does not include stand. 4th item: Overall good condition with foxing spots, largest 3/4", areas of dampstaining, 3" x 1/4", and areas of toning. Tears, largest 1 1/8", to signature with additional tears to edges of map. 5th item: Overall good condition with foxing spots, scuffs, stains, tears, to surface and verso of map. Separations along fold lines, map is backed by a linen auxiliary support. Areas of fraying to linen. 6th-10th items: Overall good condition with foxing spots. 11th item: Overall good condition with shelf wear to covers, bumped corners. Areas of loss, largest 3" x 2 1/2" W, to leather on spine. Covers almost separated from spine. Pages overall good condition with some toning. 12th-13th items: Overall good condition with normal shelf wear, corners bumped. Toning to pages. 14th item: Overall good condition with areas of tarnish, oxidation, surface scratches, etc. to be expected from age. 1/2" x 7 1/2" area of leather grip missing. 15th item: Overall worn condition. Areas of loss to paint, oxidation to binoculars. Leather grip cracked with age. Leather case in worn condition with 5" area of loss to stitching on case resulting in separation. 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" area of interior lining to case separated from case. 16th item: Overall good condition with foxing spots, 1 3/8" stain, scuffs, to front and back covers.