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Lydia commonplace book

 Unprocessed — Folder: ViU-2022-069_ER001
Identifier: ViU-2022-0069

Content Description

This collection contains the commonplace book belonging to a woman, possibly named Lydia from the United States, circa 1844. A commonplace manuscript book with verse neatly recorded verso and recto throughout. The book consists of twelve unpaginated leaves, ruled in pencil and partially uncut in original pink and black marbled paper wrappers. The contents are largely short verse excepts and meditative or religious in nature. However, there are several more substantial selections, "The Bower of Prayer," "Infant School Hymn," "At Rest," "Farewell sweet girl," "Bring flowers" by Felicia Hemans, and an acrostic of "Bellview" is also recorded.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased from Eclectibles, 28 March 2022

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • c.1844

Extent

.03 Cubic Feet (one letter-sized folder)

Inventory

1 item