Skip to main content

     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Mary Webster album

 Unprocessed — Folder: 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0075

Content Description

This collection consists of the album from Mary Webster, a young woman from Madison, Ohio. Entries include a variety of poems and notes from friends of Mary. Some of the poetry may be original works. Inside are five finished engravings: these tend to have small black and white biblical scenes with large, colored floral borders that extend up the page. The flowers are identified, and meanings attributed to the flower are identified below the illustrations. The locations most often identified within the album are the towns of Madison and Shelby, however which state those towns are in was never mentioned. The only time a state was identified with the location, was Norwalk, Ohio. As the state of Ohio also has towns named Madison and Shelby, it is inferred that Mary Webster lived in or nearby one of those towns.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased, 1 January 2020.

Restrictions Apply

No

Use Restrictions

Handle gentley; binding detached.

Dates

  • 1843 - 1846

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter folder)

Inventory

1 album