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Estelle F. Tayloe commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 15, Folder: 1 [X031589426]
Identifier: MSS 16335

Scope and Contents

Estelle F. Tayloe commonplace book, 1850-1854, 0.03 cubic feet. The first section appears to be lessons, perhaps in writing. Each essay begins with topic themes in which the author articulates her thoughts, usually a page or two. In one essay title "Intimate Friends," she talks of her admiration for a girl to whom she had written a letter in a previous lesson. The next essay is about Christmas holiday in 1850, her homesickness. Brief notations by 'M.O.' (Mary Okills) as to writing praise or criticism. Essays include: Nature favorable to contemplation -- The love of glory -- Ingratitude -- Flowers -- Sympathy -- Reminiscences of the holidays 1850-1851 -- Women's mission -- Adams and Jefferson. The rest of the book is made up of poems in the usual manner of a commonplace book.

Dates

  • 1850-1854

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Estelle Tayoe attended Mrs. Okills Boarding School in New York, considered one of the best private schools at the time.

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (One folder in a document box BW 15)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Bartleby's Books by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on May 22, 2017.
Title
Estelle F.Tayloe commonplace book
Status
Completed
Author
Ellen Welch
Date
8/1/17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States