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Verona Houghton memory book

 Unprocessed — Folder: ViU2022-0067_001
Identifier: ViU-2022-0067

Content Description

This collection contains the memory book and autograph album of Verona A. Houghton of Weymouth, Massachusetts. A birthday gift from her mother, the book includes signatures and inscriptions with locks of hair and remembrances, predominately from 1854 to1857. There are fifty-four signatures, forty-one of which include a lock of hair. The signers of the book came from various locations in the United States including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa The inscription at the front reads: "A birthday gift from my dear Mother -- Friendship's memorials are treasured here. A name, a sentiment, a lock of hair. Will oft remind me of the friends so dear. As time shall waft along each fleeting year. Fond "Memory's Leaves" the token still shall wear. Verona." The book was commercially produced; the printed title page includes this information: Memorys leaves, Moss and Brother, Philadelphia. It is a gilt-stamped album with engravings on the title page and five engraved plates through the book featuring women.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased from Eclectibles, 28 April 2022.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1854 - 1868

Creator

Extent

.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter-sized folder)

Inventory

1 bound volume