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Maria Morse commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 15, Folder: 1 [X031589488]
Identifier: MSS 16319

Scope and Contents

Maria Morse commonplace book, 1828-1876, 0,.03 cubic feet is a cCommercially produced album with covers of hand-marbled paper with red leather corners and binding, and hand-marbled endpapers. Printed title page reads The Album. / E. Hunt & Co. Middletown Con." Owner has illustrated half-title with heart-shaped flower illustration and a stamp 'The Property of / Maria Morse." Hand-painted floral illustrations in a similar style appear throughout the volume. One page includes an example of hair art. Lengthy and brief entries, mostly poetry (including three acrostics), fill the volume and are marked with locations including Norwich (CT) New York, Lebanon, Salem (CT), and other places. Most as written "To Maria" and a number have the last name "Lillibridge."


  • Creation: 1828-1876

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


0.03 Cubic Feet (one folder in a document box BW 15.)

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This collection was purchased from David Bergman by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on February 20, 2017.

Maria Morse commonplace book
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