Clifford B. Barrett, The “Happy Alleghenian”.
First edition of this scarce account about Clifford C. Barrett (b. 1821), Pennsylvania lumberjack and riverman who rafted lumber down the Allegheny River to market. He went from a lumber camp life of sin (whiskey, wilderness, and card-playing) to becoming a jovial Free Methodist preacher who enlivened camp meetings and gatherings with his boisterous exclamations of “Hallelujah” and “Amen.” The “Happy Alleghenian” is buried in Tionesta, Pennsylvania.
Description: Clifford B. Barrett, The “Happy Alleghenian”.
Chicago: W.B. Rose, 1919. 192pp. Sm. 8vo. Publisher’s brown cloth. Half tone portrait frontispiece. With hand-made bookplate and ownership inscriptions. Some rubbing to spine and boards; very good.