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Sarah Stoughton commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 47, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16714
Content Description Sarah Stoughton commonplace book filled with hand-written sentiments, poems, and inscriptions, with many signed and dated. There is genealogical information, relating to Reverend Jonathan Edwards of East Windsor, Connecticut, including "John Ellsworth married Anne Edwards daughter of Reverend Timothy Edwards, and sister of Reverend Jonathan Edwards. Their children were John, Frederick, Solomon, and Anne..." Later in the genealogy notes, "Sarah married John, son of Lemeul Stoughton..."...
Dates: 1826 - 1838

The Charles Read and Joseph Read Commonplace Book

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-91-1
Abstract

Commonplace book containing British legal precedents and some citations of New Jersey law.

Dates: undated

The Papers of John B. Minor, 1845 - 1893

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-79-8
Abstract

Small collection of historical importance to the history of the University of Virginia School of Law. Contains teaching materials, legal documents, correspondence and some memorabilia.

Dates: 1845 - 1893

Thruston family commonplace book

 Item — Box: BW 42, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16427
Scope and Contents Note The Thruston family commonplace book (1604-1925; 0.03 cubic feet) documents the family history of the Thruston family of Bristol and Virginia, with early records concerning Martin's Hundred, Virginia, a plantation on the north shore of the James River, first settled in 1638. The manuscript opens with an "Epistle dedicatory" dated 25 October 1628 by Abell Louering, addressed to Robert Rogers, Esq., whose wife was present at the baptism of John Thruston's son John. The manuscript then passes...
Dates: 1604 - 1925

Margaret M. Tillotson album

 Collection — Box: BW 45, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16706
Content Description This collection contains the commonplace book of Margaret Tillotson. A full commonplace book, with many of the items religious in nature, such as psalms of personal importance, the ten commandments, Jewish translations for the months of the year, poems yearning to travel to Rome or other pilgrimage sites, besides the usual miscellaneous collection of poetry. Tillotson's father was John C. Tillotson (1791-1867) who was the son of Dr. Thomas Tillotson (1750-1832), Congressman and Secretary of...
Dates: 1837 - 1841

Margaret Tracy commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 45, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16713

Triangular puzzle commonplace book on love and life

 Collection — Box: BW 16, Folder: 1 [X030899303]
Identifier: MSS 16019
Scope and Contents A 2 x 21/2 inch miniature triangular folded "book" with green coated stock cover with applied printed cut-out images of an imp, a frog, and a chick on front (1860's). On back are the word "Peep in this and you will find amusements for the inquiring mind." Within is miniature verse found in fold-out pages that open into circles. The first page is titled, "How to Make Love," and appears to be written by a woman from a woman's perspective. As you turn and fold the 24 center, side, and back...
Dates: [1860's]

Polly Trumbull place book

 Collection — Box: BW 12, Folder: 1 [X031589499]
Identifier: MSS 16391
Scope and Contents Note

Polly Trumbull place book (1782; 0.04 cubic feet) contains extracts from Virgil, Thomson's Seasons, Fordyce's Sermons to Young Women, A Father's Legacy to his Daughters, The 5 Volume of the Spectator, Baxter's; Saints Everlasting Rest, and Principles of Politeness.

Dates: 1782 March 25

Susan W. Tudor album

 Collection — Box: BW 48, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16698
Content Description

Susan W. Tudor album with numerous handwritten sentiments and poetry inscribed to her by men and women in southern Pennsylvania, mostly from East Berlin and Locust Grove. Of interest are a pasted in die-cut card illustrated by hand, a floral sketch, and two poems about escaping "Indian Maidens" which is accompanied by a nice watercolor rendering of the eponymous character in a canoe in front of a waterfall scene.

Dates: 1843 - 1860; Majority of material found within 1843

Rose Tynan album

 Collection — Box: BW 43, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16658
Content Description Highly decorated autograph album with full color title page, "The Aldine Autograph Album with decorated spaces and lines for sentiment and name." A majority of the album is filled with inscriptions, verse, and autographs. The first inscription written at the front is from Rose's brother, "A birthday present from J. E. Tynan to his sister Rose, June 3rd, 1882." Recorded dates range from 1882-1901 with most of the inscriptions complete with locations, including Kittanning Penn., Fresno...
Dates: 1882 - 1901

Nancy D. Willson friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16648
Content Description

Includes 15 sentiments of good thoughts and wishes, each one or two pages in length. Locations of signers include Bellevernon, Loudonville, OH, Union City, Ashland, OH, Uniontown and West Alexander, PA.

Dates: 1848 - 1855

Una Wonn commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16646
Content Description

Each page contains questions about preferences, likes, and dislikes and are answered by different friends, family, and acquaintances. Many entries are signed and include locations, with most being signed "Eckhart Mines, Md."

Some questions include what epoch would you choose to have lived; Favorite books, or artists? What trait do you most admire, or most detest; What is your idea of happiness, misery? What are the saddest words in the world?

Dates: 1880 - 1884

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