Hello, I will either take bids on this for a week or place it on eBay for 10 days, but this is an authentic piece of Kellogg family history.I have this book called "The Longfellow Birthday Book published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London, Paris, Berlin, New York & Montreal in the early 1900's or late 1800's.I do not remember where I got it from, probably an estate sale in Orange County, Calif years ago, I collect old paper ephemera like post cards and pretty books, I love poetry too.Raphael Tuck & Sons published many chromo litho postcards in that era. This book has 6 color illustrations and many poems and quotes by Longfellow on each day of the year.It also has a color illustration of Longfellow on the front cover.Well, this hard cover book acts as a recording journal for the birthdays of the Kellogg family since 1448 starting with Nicholas Kellogg from Debden Essex Co, England.Then it has quite a few other Kellogg names starting with the three brothers Thomas, Phillippe and Martin of England in a separate sheet of paper attached to the inside first page.This is handwritten in old fashioned ink pen script and signed Denver Colo. Sept 10, 1899, Martin Kellogg. It is inscribed on the front page "To my dear Lewis From Mother"I have kept this for 10 years because it is such a beautiful book in very good condition.It was packed away until I moved a few months ago and have decided to sell a few things.I researched the names finally and found it does NOT have the Kellogg Cereal founder's names in it, but it does have his ancestor's so these are direct relatives.There are 30 names, most are Kellogg but some are Elder, Downs, Goodale and Croft.Many are from Whitehall, New York, some from Conn, Mass and Albuquerque, NM, then Los Angeles and Pasadena, even Torrance, CA.The strangest item in the book is a lock of hair that must've been cut off a family member and inserted into the book.The hair color is dark brown with gray and ash color hairs.Not soft hair like a woman's, but more coarse and straight like a man's.Now you have DNA evidence also.I hope they didn't cut it off a dead guy.But in victorian days that's what was common.I will take many pictures of the whole book with my SLR digital camera and most likely place it on eBay and post the link or item number here. I am an honest eBay seller for 12 years with a great reputation.The book cover has a loose spine that I held together with Museum Archival tape, but the pages are all intact and have an ecru color, nice weight to the paper, not flimsy.It smells like a victorian old home, not musty but nutty or woody.Just sweet like a victorian home that had an old fireplace in it.No mold or fungus marks. I know this is going to make a lot of you excited and I will compile the list of names in the book later and post it here.