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Bessie Marie Africa scrapbook

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16697
Content Description High school memory scrapbook and photo album of Bessie Marie Africa of Kanawha, Iowa from 1923 to 1927. The scrapbook is in a "School Friendship Book binding" assembled by Bessie Marie Africa documenting her high school years at Sanborn High School. It includes correspondence, programs, and mementos from theater, basketball, and football, and a declamatory contest. There are two large dolls created out of crepe paper.
Dates: 1923 - 1927; Majority of material found within 1925

Amanda's commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 39, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16549
Scope and Contents Amanda's commonplace book album consists of 13 pages used for inscriptions and verse, a majority of them with the location "Germantown [PA]." Amanda's full name is not known.
Dates: 1873 - 1875

Amelia's friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 34, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16550
Content Description Amelia's memory album and book of handwritten verse, approximately 6.5" x 4.75" brown leather bound with gilt decorated borders on covers and title on spine. It has marbled end papers. There are 46 pages used for inscriptions, verse, and literature, with a few dates in the range of 1823-1832.
Dates: 1823-1833

Sarah A. C. Brown manuscript

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589275]
Identifier: MSS 16133
Scope and Contents Sarah A. C. Brown manuscript (1851-1855; 0.03 cubic feet) includes copies of poetry, and cheerful passages belonging to Sarah Brown.
Dates: 1851-1855

Lottie E. Browne memory album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16563

Lucy Bruce friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 34, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16547
Content Description A ladies album belonging to Lucy Bradbury Bruce of Worcester County, Massachusetts which contains five engraved plates, sentiments from friends and family, three calligraphy drawings, and a watercolor theorem of a rose. Most of the well wishes are signed and dated, and many include locations. Predominately the locations and many of the signers are women including two of her sisters.
Dates: 1853 - 1868

Annie C. Buckley album

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16715
Content Description Annie C. Buckley Album of Memory with gift inscription from her father dated Christmas 1857. The album includes multiple entries from Annie's friends and relations, many of which are dated 1858, Easton. Most of the entries are in verse form about friendship, memory, and in some cases death. Most appear to be original, not copied from printed works. There are 11 entries.
Dates: 1857 - 1858

Caroline's floral album

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16721
Content Description This collection contains the friendship album belonging to a woman named Caroline. It is assumed from the locations of the authors of the entries that she was from Massachusetts as towns listed include Plymouth, Boston, Berkley, etc. The earliest note from this album dates from 1837 and is a loose page that was inserted into the front covers. The page has two original poems written in 1837 and 1838, by Ester Holmes of Plymouth, entitled "The Thunder Storm," and "Parting of a mother with her...
Dates: 1837 - 1880

Margaret Crockett album

 Collection — Box: BW 16, Folder: 1 [X030899238]
Identifier: MSS 16320
Scope and Contents Margaret Crockett album, MSS 16320, 1905-1933, 0.03 cubic feet is described as a commercial album with gold-stamped leather batting-stuffed covers and multi-colored gilt-edged pages, covered with a dull green hand-made fabric cover embroidered "M.C." in red thread. Front free endpaper reads "Margaret Crockett / July 1911," though one pasted entry is dated 1905 and the latest entry is from 1933. The initials RNS (Royal Naval School), is found scattered throughout the volume, as are the locations...
Dates: 1905-1933

Julia A. Dennison memory album

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16700
Content Description Julia A. Dennison memory album, 1862-1866, Milan, Indiana, in red morocco "The Pet Album" binding, published by Leavitt and Allen with black and white printed illustrations of children and their mother in activities such as bathing or playing. The album, which is a gift from her brother, contains personal advice about keeping the young mind pure and other sentimental notes from her brothers. There are signatures of acquaintainces from Indiana and Ohio, including Civil War infantry in the form...
Dates: 1862 - 1866

Elizabeth Glover school annual

 Collection — Box: BW 22, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS-16464
Content Description This collection contains "The Star" 1924 yearbook for ‘Grade 7B,’ handwritten by Buckingham County teacher, Mary Elizabeth Glover. Each page has a student's name and quotes and comments about them. Many pages include a small photograph of the child named.
Dates: 1924

Eliza's memory book

 Collection — Box: BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16650

Bettie A. Ford friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 30, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16578
Content Description This collection contains a "The Forget Me Not Album" belonging to Bettie A. Ford, of Lynchburg, Virginia. The album contains a mix of hand-written sentiments, poems, and remembrances written to Ford. The entries are mostly signed by initial or first name and many are dated. A few of the entries have annotations with additional information about the creator. In addition to these entries, there appear to be journal type jottings, possibly written by Ford. Also included are printed poems,...
Dates: c.1857-1898

Forget Me Not album

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16724
Content Description This collection consists of a commonplace book featuring quotes and sayings from newspaper and magazine clippings from a variety of authors like Shakespeare, Goethe, Longfellow, Elliot, and Byron. Most are organized so the quotes from the same author are grouped on the same page. Also included are excerpts of poems handwritten into the album. There are six black and white engravings and have the following titles 'Moonlight', 'Sketching from Nature', The Dukes Daughter', 'Mariana',...
Dates: c.1852

Mary Neidhardt Frederick common place book

 Collection — Box: BW 31, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16580

Sadie Eleanor Garbee commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589281]
Identifier: MSS 16146
Scope and Contents Sadie Eleanor Garbee commonplace book (1885-1886; 0.03 cubic feet) includes sentiments from friends and relatives, as well as die-cut chromolithographs of flowers. The album is in a horizontal format and also contains poetry and quotations.
Dates: 1885-1886

Nannie N. Gardner commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589279]
Identifier: MSS 16141
Scope and Contents Nannie N. Gardner commonplace book (1853-1862; 0.03 cubic feet) consists of a gold stamped cover and gold title page indicating "J.C. Riker, publisher." The commonplace book was published with elaborate gilt title page and hand-colored botanical frontispiece and four similar botanical plates. Most pages in the book have been filled with poems and other inscriptions to Nannie from her friends. Includes entry signed "John Dooley."
Dates: 1853-1862

Ann Gilman album

 Collection — Box: BW 38, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16310
Content Description This collection contains the memory album of Ann Gilman. The octavo album, restored, with original light blue-green paper covered boards and new black leather spine. 71 pages, including 3 of the 5 engravings, were used for written verse and inscriptions dating from 1835-1839. Inscriptions are signed from Dover, New Hampshire and Bangor, Maine. Two inscriptiosn have small drawings. One page has a page of verse secured with pins. New front and rear end-papers. Album has 76 unnumbered pages and 5...
Dates: 1835-1839

Harriet Dudley Brown Gray album

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669085]
Identifier: MSS 16515
Content Description This collection contains a friendship album belonging to Harriet "Hattie" D. Brown Gray (1867-1947) a resident of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The majority of the individuals who wrote an entry were from South Lee, MA or the surrounding towns. After Hattie's marriage in 1894 to Frank S. Gray (1852-1918), and their subsequent move to Connecticut, the majority of writers are from that state. Hattie's husband, Frank, signed the album on their wedding day. On the same page is a note regarding...
Dates: 1890 - 1916

Elizabeth Harvey common place book

 Collection — Box: BW 43, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16383
Content Description Sentiments and poems of friendship, most signed and some are dated; "Knoxville, [Il.]" "Jacksonville, [Il.]" "Abingdon College, Knox County Illinois" "Princeton, Ill."
Dates: 1854 - 1856