Joseph Salyards and Ambrose L. Henkel articles of agreement
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The Joseph Salyards and Ambrose L. Henkel Articles of Agreement, 1875 March 29, is a two-page document that provides Ambrose L. Henkel the exclusive right to sell the 1874 edition of Joseph Salyards' Idothea; or, The Divine Image. A Poem., printed by Henkel, Calvert & Co., Printers of New Market, Virginia. The agreement's accompanying envelope, labeled "Article of Agreement between Joseph Salyards & Ambrose L. Henkel. March 29, 1875.," is included.
Per the agreement, Salyards is entitled to retain enough copies of Idothea to send to friends or for reviews, but all others are to be turned over to Henkel for sale after they are bound. Prices are listed for the three types of binding - plain cloth, imitation Morocco, and Morocco. According to the terms of the agreement, Henkel will use proper diligence and effort to sell the books as quickly as possible and return back to Salyards any copies not sold.
- 1875 March 29
- Salyards, Joseph, 1808-1885 (Person)
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Joseph Salyards (1808-1885) was a teacher, scholar, and poet who taught for more than fifty years in the greater New Market, Virginia area. He taught at the New Market Polytechnic Institute as well as the New Market Academy. Salyards published Idothea, a long poem in three parts, in 1874. Per the Authors' Notes in the 1874 edition, Idothea I was completed in 1834, Idothea II was written, and extracts published at various times, between 1840 and 1860. Idothea III was written sometime between 1860 and 1874.
Ambrose L. Henkel (1852-1913), of New Market, Virginia, was the son of Reverend Socrates Henkel and Eleanora C. Henkel. He worked for his family's printing and publishing company, serving as its senior editor until just before his death in 1913.
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The Joseph Salyards and Ambrose L. Henkel Articles of Agreement, 1875 March 29, provides Ambrose L. Henkel the exclusive right to sell the 1874 edition of Joseph Salyards' Idothea; or, The Divine Image. A Poem., printed by Henkel, Calvert & Co., Printers of New Market, Virginia.
From the Fritz and Loretta Orebaugh estate, New Market, Virginia.
Acquired at Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates’ Summer Americana & Variety Auction on August 24, 2019.
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