Title Souvenir, Affectionately Inscribed to Miss Jennie Smith.
Edition First Edition
Size Thin 12mo
Highlights United Brethren Publishing House 1885
Location Published Dayton, Ohio
Book Number 17603
WINTERS, SUSAN Louella. A Souvenir, Affectionately Inscribed to Miss Jennie Smith. By S. L. W. Go forth, thou little messenger, and gather to thyself fresh tokens of love and friendship from all those whose memory is dear to Jennie Smith. Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House. 1885. Thin 12mo. Bound brown cloth with gilt title on front cover, cloth fraying at spine ends and corners, a few wrinkles in cloth, cloth lightly soiled, lacks front free endpaper and flyleaf as well as the rear free endpaper, light tanning and foxing of pages along with some soiling. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) contents, (1) blank, 5-120pp. We offer the 1st edition of 1885 with OCLC locating 5 libraries: Drew U.; Dayton Metro Libr.; Greene Cnty Pub Libr; Ohio Hist Soc; & Western Resv Hist Soc Libr. There was an 1889 edition (5 libraries); an 1898 edition (2 libraries) and a 1903 edition (3 libraries). The greatest portion of these stories consists of an account of the writer's experiences during a world tours including Japan, China, India, Ceylon and the Holy Land, with a few devotional stories from the author's life in Dayton, Ohio. Susan Louela Winters (1842-1940) was the wife of Jonathan Winters and daughter-in-law of Valentine Winters both of the Winters National Bank, Dayton, Ohio. Jonathan and his wife Susan and their three children took an around the world trip from August 1882 to August 1883, travelling extensively throughout Asia, the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Europe. Susan Winters had met Jennie Smith many years previously when Miss Smith was destitute and confined to her wheeled bed for 16 years. They became life long friends. The book is dedicated to Jennie Smith and has a 5pp introduction re her. Jennie Smith (b1842) is best known as the Methodist railroad evangelist. (17603)
Methodism, Biography, China, Japan, Asia, Missions, United Brethren in Christ