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Eliza Ellen [Davidson] Johnston commonplace book

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: ViU-2021-0059

Content Description

This collection contains a bound volume of manuscript poems written and compiled by Eliza Ellen [Davidson] Johnston. The presentation page is inscribed as follows " A common place book presented to Eliza Ellen Davidson by her Affectionate Mother on the 4th of June 1826, Greenbrier Virginia." A bound volume of unlined pages divided into two sections, hand-paginated with exception of final 30+ pages. This volume contains many poems written by Davidson, with her name and date at the end of most. Examples include those dedicated to the "orphans" on page 53 and 90, sorrows of young days on page 69, Mother's grave on page 32, Child to his young dead mother page 18. There are also poems from various poets copied from different publications. Tipped in the front of the book is a typed note and handwritten notes. The typed note describes the book and the provenance of the book and the notes to his research on Chapman Johnston

Acquisition Type



Purchased 25 October 2019.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

This collection is minimally processed and open for research.


  • Creation: 1826 - 1827



0.03 Cubic Feet


1 item