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Eliza Howland commonplace book

 Unprocessed
Identifier: ViU-2020-0029

Content Description

Unusual friendship album appears to have been written by three people writing over years. The entries are written by "Omega," "Rover," and "Hiram." Hiram is later identified as Eliza's husband, Hiram Howland. The majority of the entries are written by Hiram and tend to be love poems, mostly original. Most are titled "To Eliza." Additionally there are two letters, with their corresponding envelopes, both are written by Hiram to Eliza on Valentine's day and are love poems as well.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased 1 July 2019.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • circa 1850

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)