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Caroline's floral album

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: ViU-2020-0105

Content Description

This collection contains the friendship album belonging to a woman named Caroline. It is assumed from the locations of the authors of the entries that she was from Massachusetts as towns listed include Plymouth, Boston, Berkley, etc. The earliest note from this album dates from 1837 and is a loose page that was inserted into the front covers. The page has two original poems written in 1837 and 1838, by Ester Holmes of Plymouth, entitled "The Thunder Storm," and "Parting of a mother with her child." The rest of the entries date from 1841 to 1880 and range from short notes and quotes, to full length poems. Aside from the entries made by friends and family, there are six color illustrations of flowers,including the title page, that have been hand finished. The bound album was printed by J. C. Riker, New York, 1841.

Acquisition Type



Puchased, 1 October 2019.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


  • Creation: 1837 - 1880


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter sized folder.)


1 album