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Forget Me Not album

 Collection — Box: BW 50, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16724

Content Description

This collection consists of a commonplace book featuring quotes and sayings from newspaper and magazine clippings from a variety of authors like Shakespeare, Goethe, Longfellow, Elliot, and Byron. Most are organized so the quotes from the same author are grouped on the same page. Also included are excerpts of poems handwritten into the album.

There are six black and white engravings and have the following titles 'Moonlight', 'Sketching from Nature', The Dukes Daughter', 'Mariana', and 'The Wife'. The cover has a hand painted floral design with nacre inlay and a gilded decorative border.


  • Creation: c.1852

Conditions Governing Access

William and Elizabeth Morris Fund, 2019/2020. Acquired by Molly Schwartzburg.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter album)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Eclectibles by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on 1 January 2020.

Forget Me Not album
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

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