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Desk-top publications available from the Ranums
Patricia Ranum, Orest Ranum and his sister Janice Heuer Ranum, have produced four desktop publications, which can be ordered through this site. They bear the motto Dux Femina Facti, because "a woman has done the deed," that is, they were compiled and formatted by Patricia.
The first and most recent book presents Portraits around Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Portraits around Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Baltimore, 2004, Patricia M. Ranum's 640-page presentation of twenty years of research on composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier and the people with whom he rubbed shoulders.
Read excerpts from some Reviews of Portraits around Marc-Antoine Charpentier
The second book is a collection of family letters, saved by Orest's grandmother, Nellie Vaughan Chaffee:
Remember Me To All Who May Inquire: The correspondence of the Vaughans
of Mower County, Minnesota, and the Beans of Wisconsin, 1848-1903, edited
and presented by Patricia M. Ranum with the assistance of Janice Ranum Heuer
(Baltimore, 2002), 196 pp., perfect binding, 9" x 6," $19.95 US.
In November 2009 this book was made available through Amazon.com for only $9.99; simply click this box to purchase the book:
A NOTE ABOUT THIS BOOK TO Genealogy buffs:
The Vaughan from whom Orest Ranum and Janice Ranum Heuer descend is David Vaughan, a native of Wales who came to America circa 1630 and settled in Scituate, Rhode Island. By the 1770s his descendants had moved to Lake Champlain, where two Vaughans married two Beans. One of these young couples were Alanson B. Vaughan and Hepzibeth Bean Vaughan, who left Saranac, N.Y., in the late 1840s and moved with their siblings (among them Thomas Goodrich Bean, Enoch Bean, and Sarah Vaughan Bean) to southern Wisconsin, settling in Arena and Union. Within a decade some of the family had moved northward to Stevens Point and Plover; and Alanson Vaughan and his family had pushed on to Mower County, Minnesota, where they were active in founding the towns of Austin and Lansing. Several of Alanson Vaughan's children headed west after the Civil War. Over the decades sisters and brothers, aunts and nieces, and cousins exchanged information about life on the frontier and expressed great affection for one another.
The third book is:
Patricia M. Ranum, Vers une chronologie des uvres de Marc-Antoine
Charpentier, Les papiers employés par le compositeur: un outil pour
l'étude de sa production et de sa vie (Baltimore, 1994), 60 pages;
stapled paperback booklet. Initially published for $25, and available from
Amazon.com for that price, plus shipping.
This book presents, notebook by notebook, the watermarks in the Charpentier autograph Meslanges, part of the grande réserve of the Music Department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. As publication of the Minkoff facsimiles of these 28 autograph volumes moves to the final half-dozen volumes, the evidence in Patricia's book can be used by scholars to determine the approximate date of works. These watermarks can also be used by scholars of printed music paper, to link printshops and paper manufacturers.
The fourth publication is:
Ithamar Stowe Chaffee's Journal, October 10, 1864-May 11, 1865,
a little 38-page, stapled paper booklet, published in 2000 by Orest Ranum.
Ithamar Stowe Chaffee was born in Berkshire, Vt, in 1827 and moved to Wisconsin in 1849. In October 1864 he enrolled in the 11th Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers and soon was sent down to Louisiana and Alabama, where he spent much of his time waiting and commenting briefly on the weather and on camp life. This little booklet makes Ithamar's diary available to Chaffees, historians and civil-war buffs in general, who may be curious about what the Civil War was like for those who served by standing and waiting.
For information about obtaining one of these publications, send us an email.