A brief but detailed survey of the contemporary state of America, especially concerned with the progress of emigrant populations. Politics, economics and religion form the major themes but there are interesting sections of education, women and morality. Among the many observations:
‘...female education is conducted on a much more exalted scale than it is in Europe, a large number of female colleges having been established, in which the main effort is to teach the useful arts and sciences, without neglecting what are usually called “Accomplishments”.’
‘The reception given to Mr. Dickens during his recent tour in the United States may be regarded as a most encouraging indication of the kindly feeling existing towards the English...’
‘Political economy is one of the most difficult of the sciences; and yet many in the United States, who are incompetent or unprincipled or both, make politics the main business of their lives.’
The author had resided some 25 years at New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Richmond, Williamsburg and Hampton
Though there are several US copies, COPAC lists the BL copy only..see full details
A pocket handlist of trees and shrubs, alphabetically arranged, giving the names of some 175 varieties in Latin and corresponding German.more...
The species range from large trees to low-growing shrubs. In addition to familiar European natives, American varieties are well represented: Ceanothus americanus, Euonymus americanus, Fraxinus caroliniana, Juniperus virginiana, Mespilus Canadensis, Prunus americana, Prunus padus virginiana, Prunus padus canadensis and Tilia americana, among others. The manuscript probably belonged to the Heineken family of Bremen (of brewing fame), with an invitation card to them loosely inserted..see full details