First Edition. Original green illustrated cloth and dustjacket. The old elms was the name given by Henry Ward Beecher to Governor Claflin's beautiful estate at Newtonville, Massachusetts, rich in historic association and at different times the residence of three governors beginning with General Hull of Revolutionary fame. Mrs Claflin has gathered up a sheaf of charming personal recollections of the many famous men and women of our day who have been entertained under its roof among whom were Charles Sumner, Henry Wilson, James Freeman Clarke, Henry Ward Beecher, Mrs Stowe, and others. Near Fine but for some foxing at endpapers, in Good dustjacket, lower front and rear panel with about two square inches of loss.