SAA: n. ~ A personal anthology of aphorisms, short passages from literature, poems, and other notes transcribed into a blank volume to serve the memory or reference of the compiler. Notes: Increasingly rare in the United States after the first quarter of the 20th century.
Found in 127 Collections and/or Records:
High school memory scrapbook and photo album of Bessie Marie Africa of Kanawha, Iowa from 1923 to 1927. The scrapbook is in a "School Friendship Book binding" assembled by Bessie Marie Africa documenting her high school years at Sanborn High School. It includes correspondence, programs, and mementos from theater, basketball, and football, and a declamatory contest. There are two large dolls created out of crepe paper.
Amanda's commonplace book album consists of 13 pages used for inscriptions and verse, a majority of them with the location "Germantown [PA]." Amanda's full name is not known.
Amelia's memory album and book of handwritten verse, approximately 6.5" x 4.75" brown leather bound with gilt decorated borders on covers and title on spine. It has marbled end papers. There are 46 pages used for inscriptions, verse, and literature, with a few dates in the range of 1823-1832.
Hand-written sentiments, poems, and inscriptions, most signed with place, name, and date. Some of the locations are in Massachusetts.
Sarah A. C. Brown manuscript (1851-1855; 0.03 cubic feet) includes copies of poetry, and cheerful passages belonging to Sarah Brown.
A ladies album belonging to Lucy Bradbury Bruce of Worcester County, Massachusetts which contains five engraved plates, sentiments from friends and family, three calligraphy drawings, and a watercolor theorem of a rose. Most of the well wishes are signed and dated, and many include locations. Predominately the locations and many of the signers are women including two of her sisters.
Annie C. Buckley Album of Memory with gift inscription from her father dated Christmas 1857. The album includes multiple entries from Annie's friends and relations, many of which are dated 1858, Easton. Most of the entries are in verse form about friendship, memory, and in some cases death. Most appear to be original, not copied from printed works. There are 11 entries.
Commonplace books with copies of promisory notes, receipts, indentures, affidavits, correspodence related to Frankland affairs.
Manuscript concerning property law.