[OKLAHOMA] WASHINGTON, Nathaniel Jason. Historical Development of the Negro in Oklahoma. Tulsa, OK: Dexter Publishing Company, 1948.

8vo (152 x 228 mm). Tables, maps, and photographic plates. Original publisher's grey-green stiff boards (a few stains, light wear to joints).

FIRST EDITION of Washington's history originally written as his thesis at the University of Arizona a year earlier. He discusses slavery under both white and Native American enslavers, noting that "the slave with an Indian master was decidedly better off than the one with a white master." (p.1)  INSCRIBED by Washington to front free endpaper: "To Hattie Dyer, Good luck [to] your [sic] and your mother in all your undertakings. N.J. Washington." 


MASON, C.W. Mimeographed letter to an unknown recipient. Smithland, KY, 20 October 1906. 1 page, 8vo, on C.W. Mason, A.B., LL.B. letterhead, light creasing, small tear at top edge. C.W. Mason, an attorney whose letterhead notes that he was "9 years principal of Smithland Colored School," writes inquiring "as to the country, its people white and colored, their morals" and asking "the price of lots, lands, and real property." In a typed response on the verso, dated 22 October 1906, the recipient responds: "the people of this commonwealth, and especially [sic] of Old Oklahoma Territory, both white and colored, are very much the same as they are the world over, in morals, habits, etc...The prices of real estate are perhaps higher than in your community, prices of Lots in Oklahoma City raising from $20.00 to $25000.00. Land sells for from $25.00 an acre to $50.00, according to the relocation and kind." 

ZELLWEGER, photographer. Outdoor image of 6 young African-American boys sitting on a cart pulled by 2 donkeys. Enid, OK, n.d. 4.5 x 3 in. Zellweger's imprint on verso with his moniker "The Kodak Man." 

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