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Women's commonplace album with about 20 pages of inscriptions, sentiments, and verse, hand-written with signatures or initials and date.
This collection contains a commonplace book of Mary M. Russell. The first entry, signed "Mortimer," and dated Rose Mont, August 7, 1844," is a kind of paean to "The Album" itself. Book includes engraved images, verses, drawings, and handwritten entries with place names, including Virginia, Washington, and Maryland. Laid in hand-lettered piece of music, "We no more," addressed to Miss Mary Russell.
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.