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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

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

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

Jane's album

 Collection — Box: BW 25
Identifier: MSS 16538

Pamelia Jenne friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 32, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16555
Content Description This collection contains a friendship album belonging to Pamelia Jenne of Charlton, Massachusetts. The album, a copybook, "Sold by Samuel Wood & Sons, New York," is here used as a friendship album. It contains thirty-eight pages of manuscript and one watercolor of flowers. Included are original and copied verse by a series of friends, many with several entries.
Dates: 1826

Mary C. Jones friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 24
Identifier: MSS 16537
Content Description This collection consists of one volume. An elaborate sketched title "Mary C. Jones Album," is the first page used; 79 pages used for hand-written inscriptions, verse, and literature, including some calligraphy. Signatures from Providence, "Washington Ball," and New York. The inscriptions are mostly addressed to "Caroline." Marbled paper over boards with red leather spine and red leather board edges; red leather label with gilt stamped name "Mary C. Jones" on the front cover.
Dates: 1825-1829

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

Frances Eleanor Poole commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669072]
Identifier: MSS 16511
Content Description This collection contains a commonplace book written in by Frances Eleanor "Fannie" Poole and her classmates at the Frederick Female Seminary in Maryland. The book includes a frontispiece, engraved title page, and additional plates. Poole wrote "this side up," beneath her inscription, but the binding is upside down. Poole died at the age of nineteen in 1860, four years after the last dated entry in the book. The book has heavy foxing on the plates and pages were torn from the book.
Dates: 1854 - 1856

Harriet S. Rowley commonplace books

 Collection — Box: BW 23, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: MSS 16472
Content Description This collection consists of three commonplace books belonging to Harriet "Hatty" S. Rowley, of Utica, New York. The books are nicknamed the Books of Wisdom and ignorance in part because one notebook was titled "Ignorance Book," by Rowley, while the other two books were labeled with the following note, “Aunt Harriet’s books of wisdom.” These books hold recordings of quotes from famous authors and orators of the late 19th century, and as such they are full of "wisdom" and advice on life. ...
Dates: 1872 - 1888

Mary M. Russell album

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669071]
Identifier: MSS 16509
Content Description 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.
Dates: 1844 - 1860

Sadie commonplace book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16556
Content Description This collection consists of a commonplace book. It is not clear the provenance but inscribed in the front and back covers is the name Sadie. The album contains 170 pages of content and a few loose clippings. Each page is filled with clippings from magazines and newspapers that focus on women's work, loss, fairy tales, literature, and poetry. The owner hand colored all the illustrations from magazines. Many of the illustrations are of women; some in non-traditional roles. Many articles are from...
Dates: c.1878

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