Book submission: The Life and Trial of Guiteau the Assassin

Title: The Life and Trial of Guiteau the Assassin
Author: Ridpath, John Clark
Publication date: Cincinnati, Jones Brothers & Company, 1882
Library: Columbia University (Butler Library)
Call number: 973.8 G949
Submitted by: Tara Key
The owner of this book, Peter High Stauffer, of Loudonville, Ohio, was an editor, songwriter and publisher. He was born in Bucks County, PA in 1852, and died in Loudonville in 1904. He seems to have been a Renaissance man, as evidenced by this beautiful drawing in the front of this book, as well as sheet music found in the NYPL collection for a tune called, “Mother’s Saturday Night.” He also published a tract in 1889 by Reverend J. R. Sikes titled, “The Biblical Reason Why Prohibition Is Wrong” which detailed the use of wine in religious celebration. In his obituary he was described as a liberal Republican,and a former candidate for mayor.