Personal Memories Social, Political, and Literary, with Sketches of Many Noted People, 1803-1843 [Cincinnati, Ohio] - E. D. Mansfield. Encouraged by others to write his reminiscences, the author did so. He ranges widely over numerous topics including his father and the family’s arrival in Cincinnati, Ohio; life at West Point and law school; politics; the social life in Cincinnati; the Asiatic cholera epidemic of 1832; and newspapers, among many others. This is an entertaining account of the early days of Cincinnati and the West. It abounds in interesting personal gossip and is filled with peoples’ names, as well as being full of historical facts of permanent value. (1879), reprint, paper, index, 356 pp.