Maria Morse commonplace book
Scope and Contents
Maria Morse commonplace book, 1828-1876, 0,.03 cubic feet is a cCommercially produced album with covers of hand-marbled paper with red leather corners and binding, and hand-marbled endpapers. Printed title page reads The Album. / E. Hunt & Co. Middletown Con." Owner has illustrated half-title with heart-shaped flower illustration and a stamp 'The Property of / Maria Morse." Hand-painted floral illustrations in a similar style appear throughout the volume. One page includes an example of hair art. Lengthy and brief entries, mostly poetry (including three acrostics), fill the volume and are marked with locations including Norwich (CT) New York, Lebanon, Salem (CT), and other places. Most as written "To Maria" and a number have the last name "Lillibridge."
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
0.03 Cubic Feet (one folder in a document box BW 15.)
Language of Materials
This collection was purchased from David Bergman by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on February 20, 2017.
- Maria Morse commonplace book
- Ellen Welch
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