Oberlin: Printed at the News Office, 1867. Original printed wrappers and disbound, 24pp. Light wrapper soil, and some light margin spotting. Good+.
President of Oberlin College and an outspoken anti-slavery man during his career, Fairchild provides first-hand information on the settlement of this Ohio community-- located a bit northwest of Oberlin-- fifty years earlier: biographical sketches of the founders, the first Independence Day celebration, construction of "the first frame house in town," clearing the lands, relations with the Indians; and providing food, other necessities, education, religious instruction. "It is difficult for the young people of this day to appreciate the conditions of living in the new settlement. We need to recall the fact that Northern Ohio fifty years ago was farther from the appliances of civilization than any portion of North America reckoned habitable is to-day."
FIRST EDITION. Thomson 401. 165 NUC 0015617 . Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Larned, Graff. Item #18341