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Mary Ann Pratt friendhip album

 Unprocessed — Folder: ViU-2022-0073_001
Identifier: ViU-2022-0073

Content Description

This collection contains a friendship album belonging to Mary Ann Pratt (1813-c.1880), of Livionia, New York. The bulk of the entries are from 1830 to 1832 and appear to be from her local friends from the surrounding towns of Mt. Morris, and Dansville. The entries mostly consist of poems, with some original works, as well as short notes, whose general themes touch on memory, friendship, morality, heaven, and time. There are a few entries from 1834 to 1835 after her marriage to Frederick Stanley (ca.1807-c1870). There are three pages of tucked-in pages with different verses dealing with the death of an infant. It is unclear who wrote these poems as they are neither addressed to Pratt or signed and dated by a friend or family member.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased from Eclectibles, 5 May 2022.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1829-1835

Creator

Extent

.03 Cubic Feet (one letter-sized folder)

Inventory

1 bound item