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commonplace books

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: AAT: Books in which noteworthy literary passages, cogent quotations, poems, comments, recipes, prescriptions, and other miscellaneous document types are written.

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 70 Collections and/or Records:

Abbie Hall common place book

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2019-0036

Abigail Clark commonplace book

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2018-0065

Amanda commonplace book

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2019-0034

Ameilia's friendship album

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2017-0215

Amelia Donges album

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2019-0236

Annie C. Buckley album

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0007

Bessie Marie Africa scrapbook

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2019-0122
Dates: 1923 - 1927; Majority of material found within 1925

Sarah A. C. Brown manuscript

 Collection — Box BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589275]
Identifier: MSS 16133
Scope and Contents Sarah A. C. Brown manuscript (1851-1855; 0.03 cubic feet) includes copies of poetry, and cheerful passages belonging to Sarah Brown.
Dates: 1851-1855

Caroline floral album

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0105

Charles and Thomas Frankland Legal Record Books, ca. 1740 - 1811

Identifier: MSS-89-3
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This collection contains two handwritten commonplace books compiled by two generations of lawyers in Bedale, Yorkshire, Charles and Thomas Frankland. Three of the functions of these volumes appear to be: to have available all information relevant to Frankland property (land, debtors, etc.); to have available a wide range of legal information, precedents, cases, forms of words, etc.; and to have available information about important clients and matters...
Dates: ca. 1740-1811

Clara D. Nelson commonplace book

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0087

Commonplace Book, ca. 1832 [Working Legal Manuscript]

Identifier: MSS-93-5
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This two volume commonplace book concerning property was written in several hands. One volume is signed, "Robert W. Mace, March, 1832." Sources include Sugden's Vendors and Purchasers of Estates and Burton's Treatise on Real Property.

Dates: ca. 1832

Commonplace Book from Stannery Court Library, Wales, 1817

Identifier: MSS-84-10
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This commonplace book, written in 1817, contains abstracts from the sixth edition of Charles Fearne's An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises edited by Charles Butler, and from the third edition of Francis Williams Sanders' An Essay on Uses and Trusts. It is in at least two hands and may have been written over a period of years.The volume came from...
Dates: 1817

Commonplace Book of I. Rowe, Jr., 1783 - 1786

Identifier: MSS-91-5
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This eighteenth commonplace book consists primarily of extracts from Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, volumes 1 and 2. Several additional pages are devoted to citations concerning inheritance and to legal maxims, all but one in Latin.

Dates: 1783-1786

Commonplace Book of Thomas Turner Fauntleroy

Identifier: MSS-92-2
Scope and Contents COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT This commonplace book of precedents is arranged by subjects and contains citations from English and American sources. Written in more than one hand, apparently over a number of years. The end paper contains a list of law books owned by Turner on Jaunary 1, 1828.It is likely that Turner passed this book on to his son, Thomas Turner Fauntleroy, Jr., of Winchester, Virginia, who graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1844,...
Dates: undated

Margaret Crockett album

 Collection — Box BW 16, Folder: 1 [X030899238]
Identifier: MSS 16320
Scope and Contents Margaret Crockett album, MSS 16320, 1905-1933, 0.03 cubic feet is described as a commercial album with gold-stamped leather batting-stuffed covers and multi-colored gilt-edged pages, covered with a dull green hand-made fabric cover embroidered "M.C." in red thread. Front free endpaper reads "Margaret Crockett / July 1911," though one pasted entry is dated 1905 and the latest entry is from 1933. The initials RNS (Royal Naval School), is found scattered throughout the volume, as are the locations...
Dates: 1905-1933

E. H. Meadows friendship album

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2019-0056

Eliza Howland commonplace book

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0029

Elizabeth Glover school annual

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-16464
Content Description This collection contains "The Star" 1924 yearbook for ‘Grade 7B,’ handwritten by Buckingham County teacher, Mary Elizabeth Glover. Each page has a student's name and quotes and comments about them. Many pages include a small photograph of the child named.
Dates: 1924

Elizabeth Harvey common place book

 Unprocessed — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2018-0052