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Sadie commonplace book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16556

Content Description

This collection consists of a commonplace book. It is not clear the provenance but inscribed in the front and back covers is the name Sadie. The album contains 170 pages of content and a few loose clippings. Each page is filled with clippings from magazines and newspapers that focus on women's work, loss, fairy tales, literature, and poetry. The owner hand colored all the illustrations from magazines. Many of the illustrations are of women; some in non-traditional roles. Many articles are from the periodical Hearth and Home. Many of the articles are by women and include writers such as Clio Stanley, Helen Forrest Graves, Lottie Brown, Hester a Benedict, Emma Alic Brown among others.


  • Creation: c.1878


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is minimally processed and open for research.Please handle gently; cover and some pages are loose and materials are fragile.


.2 Cubic Feet (1 half-width letter sized document box)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Ecclectibles by the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on August 5, 2021.

Condition Description


Guide to the Sadie commonplace book
Rose Oliveira, Accessioning Archivist
4 September 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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