Caroline's floral album
This collection contains the friendship album belonging to a woman named Caroline. It is assumed from the locations of the authors of the entries that she was from Massachusetts as towns listed include Plymouth, Boston, Berkley, etc. The earliest note from this album dates from 1837 and is a loose page that was inserted into the front covers. The page has two original poems written in 1837 and 1838, by Ester Holmes of Plymouth, entitled "The Thunder Storm," and "Parting of a mother with her child." The rest of the entries date from 1841 to 1880 and range from short notes and quotes, to full length poems. Aside from the entries made by friends and family, there are six color illustrations of flowers,including the title page, that have been hand finished.
- Creation: 1837 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter sized folder.)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased from Ecclectibles by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on 1 October, 2019.
- Caroline's floral album
- Ellen Welch
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States