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Margaret Schwartzhaupt friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 8, Folder: 1 [X031589299]
Identifier: MSS 16188

Scope and Contents

Margaret "Maggie" Schwartzhaupt friendship album, 1873-1876, totaling 0.03 cubic feet, is a blank book presented to Miss Schwartzhaupt of Baltimore by her father on Christmas Day, 1873. Every page is filled with holographic sentiments, each in a unique hnd, from her friends and family between 1873 and 1896. Some pages are embellished with illustrations and Victorian scrapbook material. Tipped to the last pages of the album are newspaper articles mentioning family marriages, births, and deaths. Several of the messages are written in German, though most are English. Of note is that all of these messages are writen entirely in verse, several accompanied by exceptional calligraphic elements. Messages are from family, friends, parents, and one by Maggies' son (1896)


  • Creation: 1873-1876

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


0.03 Cubic Feet (One folder in a document box BW 8.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Brian Cassidy by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on July 6, 2016.

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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