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Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16754
Content Description This collection features a memory book belonging to Miss Isabella Bain (1855-1934) of New Orleans, Louisiana. Various personal letters from friends and New Orleans community members addressed to Miss Bain are included. The cover of the memory book is composed of engraved Morrocan leather adorned with "Miss Isabella Bain" in gilt. Several chromolithographs of a variety of subjects, notably botany and female gender roles, are pasted throughout the book. Letter entries are not...
Collection — Box: BW 52, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16769
Content Description This collection contains a friendship album for Malinda "Lin" Caperton (1842-1922) of West Virginia. The album contains approximately thirty pages of autographs with dates throughout, 1855-1861. The autographs are almost certainly all from young girls, some noted as likely classmates from the Virginia Female Institute, although a lengthy two-page poem is more likely a male student at the University of Virginia.Caperton was the daughter of Allen Taylor Caperton, 1810-1876, the...
Dates: 1855 - 1867
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16486
Content Description This collection contains two similarly designed autograph albums belonging to Esther Lightner Matson and her husband Frank A. Matson. The albums contain inscriptions to Esther Lightner Matson from fellow students and teachers at the Santee Normal School and to Frank A. Matson from the Genoa Indian School, both Native American Residential schools in Nebraska and taught by Quakers in the 1880’s. The albums look like typical nineteenth century autograph albums except for the page(s) that are...
Dates: 1880 - 1899
File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16736
Content Description A Victorian novelty album owned by a person named Grace from Massachusetts. The covers are pasted with colorful die cut-outs on a background of printed lace paper doilies. The album is in the shape of a triange with scalloped edges, in its original (cardboard) triangle-shaped box. The interior pages are folded over, with instructions from Grace telling the recipient when the messages can be opened. Many of the entries are from Stoneham, MA indicating Grace may have been from this...
File — Box: BW 38-115
Identifier: MSS 38-115
Scope and Content An autograph album of a Miss Glasgow, of Virginia, contains autographs, 1842-1847, of American statesmen including John Quincy Adams, Millard Fillmore, Alexander H.H. Stuart, and Henry A. Wise. The collection also includes a note from Henry Clay, 1847 July 30, responding to a request for an autograph; "In memoriam," a poem "written for Harrie [?] W. Kuhl after his death by Davis"; a letter from George [McCorkle], Newport News, Va., 1901 Dec. 26, to his sister Juliette McCorkle,...
Collection — Box: BW 50, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16723
Content Description This collection consists of the album from Mary Webster, a young woman from Madison, Ohio. Entries include a variety of poems and notes from friends of Mary. Some of the poetry may be original works. Inside are five finished engravings: these tend to have small black and white biblical scenes with large, colored floral borders that extend up the page. The flowers are identified, and meanings attributed to the flower are identified below the illustrations.The locations most often...
Dates: 1843 - 1846