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Julia Hooper's Rose Leaves: A Manuscript Magazine

 Collection — Box: BW 35, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16600

Content Description

Julia Hooper's Rose Leaves: A Manuscript Magazine is a handmade manuscript album styled in the format of a magazine. (September 1896, London England) The cover features a water color floral illustration with a decorative border and has the name R. G. Hooper below it. There is one grey and white watercolor used as the frontispiece that is credited as original art by W. H. Overend, who was one of the foremost maritime artists of his era. This watercolor apeared in the September 1894 edition of Pall Wall Magazine. The title of the manuscript album was done in four different type faces with decorations. It has 60 pages, all of which consist of hand drawn pen and ink and manuscript text, with the exception of 14 pages of pasted in printed illustrations (some in color) of coats of arms that correspond to a "Letter to the Editoress" on heraldry.There is one excerpt from "The ethics of dust," by John Ruskin. The titles of the articles and poems with the album manuscript are "An Episode of Indian Life", "Her little Deception", "The Gold-Diggers Story", "A Social Evening", "Angela's Lovers", "Adieu", "A Colonial Pleasure?", "People I have Met, No. 11, Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe", and "In Summer Time". While the 'authors' for each story and/or article are named, it is unclear if some of them are fictitious names or real individuals.


  • Creation: 1896-09

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder) : manuscript magazine

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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 in July 2019.

Condition Description


Julia Hooper's Rose Leaves: A Manuscript Magazine
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