[1905 or earlier] · s.l.
Inscribed on the front free-endpaper: "To Mrs and Mrs. D. Hallenbach, Nov. 13th '29. By The Honorable A.L. Van Osdel at his home in Mission Hill, S. Dak." Van Osdel (b. 1845) served as President of the Sixth Session of Dakota Territory (1866-1867), as a member of the House (1874-1875 and 1881-1885), on the Territory Council in 1889 (the year that North & South Dakota were granted statehood), ran for Governor of South Dakota as an Independent in 1892 and lost to the Republican candidate, &c. (Inventory #: 038232)