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Emily P. Atwell friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 8, Folder: 1 [X031589306]
Identifier: MSS 16192
Scope and Contents Emily P. Atwell friendship album, 1857-1888, 0.03 cubic feet, with leather binding and gold and blind decorative stamping including title "The Sunbeam Album." Front page inscribed "To Emily P. Atwell, New Ipswich, N.H., New Year's present from her mother, Jan. 1st 1852." Contains many sentiments and verses directed to Emily, including many different handwriting examples from both male and female friends and acquaintances. Two plates included, "The Well," and "The Fantoccini Boy." Pages are...
Dates: 1857-1888

Christine Best friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 24
Identifier: MSS 16534
Content Description

This collection contains a single book with 29 pages of inscriptions, autographs, and verse dated between 1839-1841, from Hudson New York. The first inscription was written by Christine Best, owner of the album, and includes a color illustration and title, "Christine Best's Book Hudson July 22, 1839." Original black leather embossed boards, highly decorated; red leather spine with gilt decoration.

Dates: 1839-1841

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

Mattie Davis friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 56, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16789
Content Description This collection contains a friendship album belonging to Mattie Davis given to her by her father on Christmas Eve, 1861. The album entries date from 1861 to 1867 and the majority of entries are poetry or short verses with themes of morality and friendship. There is no identification of Davis location; however, most entries are from Taylorsville, Indiana, so it is likely she is from that area. In addition to Taylorsville, there are several entries from Dupont, Indiana and Wilmington, Ohio....
Dates: c.1861-1867

Lucretia Foster friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 8, Folder: 1 [X031589308]
Identifier: MSS 16195
Scope and Contents

Lucretia Foster friendship album, 1843-1846, 0.03 cubic feet, contains personal heartfelt messages written by the friends and family of Lucretia Foster, of Brewster, Massachusetts in a red leather binding with blind and gold stamped designs. Commercial album, "Floral Album" published by J. Riker, New York, ca 1841. Verse and prose including an acrostic poem.

Dates: 1843-1846

Lydia Heney friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 8, Folder: 1 [X031589305]
Identifier: MSS 16191
Scope and Contents Lydia Heney friendship album, 1837-1839, consists of 0.03 cubic feet, a simple album with marbled paper cover with gilt-stamped green leather corners and spine, no title page, pink endpapers and white pages. This friendship album contains many sentiments and verses directed to Lydia Heney, including many different handwriting examples from both male and female friends and acquaintances. Locations of signers include Pennsylvania towns, Brandywine, Pittsburgh, Pocopson, Pemsbury, Pemsville,...
Dates: 1837-1839

Mary Ann Heston album

 Collection — Box: BW 54, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16786
Content Description This collection contains the autograph album of Mary Ann Heston of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The manuscript title page reads "Mary Ann Heston's Album" and contains twenty-three pages of calligraphically rendered manuscript poetry dedicated to Mary from her friends and family, together with three laid-in leaves of manuscript poetry. There are not many locations identified with the entries. One gives a location of Pineville, [Pennsylvania], and another is dated at "Warner's Point Academy."...
Dates: 1825-1826

Rebecca Jackman friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 53, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16779
Content Description

This collection contains the friendship album of Rebecca Jackman. The book is roughly one-quarter of the album filled with twelve lengthy verse entries signed by friends across New England. Most of the verses appear to be original and/or tailored to Rebecca. The album itself is titled "Souvenir album," and published by J.C. Riker, New York," with several engraved illustrations throughout and some pages of pink and blue paper.

Dates: 1846-1847

Ellie F. Keen friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 32, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16554
Content Description This collection contains a large, stamped friendship album dedicated to Ellie F. Keen of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from her father. The album contains a color title page, twelve romantic themed color plates throughout the album, over fifty poems and personal notes, and a full-page watercolor of lovers embracing in the moonlit night. Most inscriptions are signed with a first name only or initials; although, there are some exceptions with the writer’s full name. Predominately written between...
Dates: 1848 - 1856

Lucia Kingman friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 8, Folder: 1 [X031589304]
Identifier: MSS 16190
Scope and Contents

Lucia Kingman friendship album, 1835-1840, 0.03 cubic feet, a commericial friendship album with red leather binding, and blind and gold stamped decoration. There is an unused decorated title page marked "Published by J.C. Riker, No. 15 Ann Street, New York." It is filled with poems titled "To Lucia" in similar and various hands from signers in Princeton, Ipsweich, North Bridgewater, Easton, Reading, and Wellfleet. [Ipswich Female Seminary] Some hand colored prints.

Dates: 1835-1840

Mary Ann Pratt friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 51, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16763
Content Description This collection contains a friendship album belonging to Mary Ann Pratt (1813-c.1880), of Livonia, New York. The bulk of the entries are from 1830 to 1832 and appear to be from her local friends from the surrounding towns of Mt. Morris, and Dansville. The entries mostly consist of poems, with some original works, as well as short notes, whose general themes touch on memory, friendship, morality, heaven, and time. Some poems are attributed to a Charles Spraque. There are a few entries from...
Dates: 1829-1835

Margaret Schwartzhaupt friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 8, Folder: 1 [X031589299]
Identifier: MSS 16188
Scope and Contents Margaret "Maggie" Schwartzhaupt friendship album, 1873-1876, totaling 0.03 cubic feet, is a blank book presented to Miss Schwartzhaupt of Baltimore by her father on Christmas Day, 1873. Every page is filled with holographic sentiments, each in a unique hnd, from her friends and family between 1873 and 1896. Some pages are embellished with illustrations and Victorian scrapbook material. Tipped to the last pages of the album are newspaper articles mentioning family marriages, births, and...
Dates: 1873-1876

Laura Sumner friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 53, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16628

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Women's Scrapbook/ Commonplace Book Collections (University of Virginia) 7
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Heston, Mary Ann 1
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