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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

commonplace books

 Subject
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 81 Collections and/or Records:

Louise C. Lamb commonplace book

 Collection — Box BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589282]
Identifier: MSS 16147
Scope and Contents Louise C. Lamb commonplace book, 1865 with a paste in of a carte de visite of John Wilkes Booth, around 1863 by Alexander Gardner totaling 0.03 cubic feet. Quarto album with gold-stamped leather binding and central inset panel on front cover.A mostly blank commonplace book with a title page indicating that it was published by J. C. Riker, 129 Fulton St., New York. Inscribed "A happy New Year, Lou. Frank." Appears to have been pre-filled with numerous engravings, including one of Little Red...
Dates: 1865

Sarah Lewis common place book.

 Collection — Box BW 38, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16611

Lydia commonplace book

 Collection — Box BW 51, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16761
Content Description This collection contains the commonplace book belonging to a woman, possibly named Lydia from the United States, circa 1844. A commonplace manuscript book with verse neatly recorded verso and recto throughout. The book consists of twelve unpaginated leaves, ruled in pencil and partially uncut in original pink and black marbled paper wrappers. The contents are largely short verse excepts and meditative or religious in nature. However, there are several more substantial selections, "The...
Dates: c.1844

Margaret Crockett album

 Unprocessed Material — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2017-0069

Jane Marshall album

 Collection — Box BW 51, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16720

Mary Antoinette Mitchell memory album

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: ViU-2018-0051

Mary Antoinette Mitchell memory album

 Collection — Box BW 43, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16382
Content Description

Handwritten friendship sentiments, most signed and dated; Steubenville, Ohio.

Dates: 1876 - 1937

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...
Dates: 1828-1876

Isabella A. Myler album

 Collection — Box BW 39, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16619

Sue R. Neff album

 Collection — Box BW 39, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16625

Clara D. Nelson commonplace book

 Collection — Box BW 51, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16746
Content Description This collection contains one notebook filled with poems and some loose newspaper clippings of printed verse. The inside front cover is signed, "Mrs. Clara D. Nelson's book." The book is full of poems copied down by Clara. Some of the poems included are "The golden side," by Mary Ann Kidder, "The old, old home," [Reverend Henry Brown], "Peace," by J.G. Whittier, and "Watching and waiting," by Marianne Farningham. Additionally, there are thirteen poems on newspaper, eight of which...
Dates: c.1873

Julia M. Nutter friendship album

 Collection — Box BW 43, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16664
Content Description This collection is a friendship album of Julia Nutter. The album is approximately less then a quarter filled. Entries are mostly poems or short notes and date from 1855 to 1863. Locations are those around the Boston area. The album is inscribed as follows: "Presented to Mrs. Julia M. Nutter by her friend Fannie A. Bradbury, December 25th, 1855." Later in the book Fannie also provides a poem in the shape of a diamond. In addition to entries from friends and albums, there are tipped in...
Dates: 1855 - 1863

Papers of Garrard Glenn, 1901-1951

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-78-1
Abstract

Small collection of professional correspondence, UVA Law School memorabilia and personal diaries.

Dates: 1901 - 1951

Frances Eleanor Poole commonplace book

 Collection — Box BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669072]
Identifier: MSS 16511
Content Description

This collection contains a commonplace book written in by Frances Eleanor "Fannie" Poole and her classmates at the Frederick Female Seminary in Maryland. The book includes a frontispiece, engraved title page, and additional plates. Poole wrote "this side up," beneath her inscription, but the binding is upside down. Poole died at the age of nineteen in 1860, four years after the last dated entry in the book. The book has heavy foxing on the plates and pages were torn from the book.

Dates: 1854 - 1856

Martha T. Pritchard commonplace book

 Collection — Box BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16647
Content Description

Handwritten poems and sentiments written to Martha, 1839-1842. Blank "Album" published by J. C. Riker, New York, includes several pages of illustrations, mostly black and white, many signed by artists and engravers. Printed engravings are preceded by colored papers for protection. Some illustrations have been pasted in.

Dates: 1839 - 1842

Marie Rasmussen scrapbook

 Collection — Box BW 53, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16699
Content Description Marie Rasmussen high school scrapbook from Omaha, Nebraska, in 1924. Bound in "My Golden School Days" binding and assembled by Marie Rasmussen of South High School, it has 49 pages filled with newsclippings of jokes, and school events including athletic events, plays, and ephemera.There are also photographs of friends, girls at camp, and handwritten sentiments from friends, and a poem about a boy's first kiss. The album is a snapshot of close friendships, and school days from the life of...
Dates: 1923-1924

Mattie Robertson commonplace book

 Collection — Box BW 39, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16629

Harriet S. Rowley commonplace books

 Collection — Box BW 23, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: MSS 16472
Content Description This collection consists of three commonplace books belonging to Harriet "Hatty" S. Rowley, of Utica, New York. The books are nicknamed the Books of Wisdom and ignorance in part because one notebook was titled "Ignorance Book," by Rowley, while the other two books were labeled with the following note, “Aunt Harriet’s books of wisdom.” These books hold recordings of quotes from famous authors and orators of the late 19th century, and as such they are full of "wisdom" and advice on life. ...
Dates: 1872 - 1888

Mary Ruggles album

 Collection — Box BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16637

Margaret Ann N. Russell commonplace book

 Collection — Box BW 45, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16712
Content Description

Women's commonplace album with about 20 pages of inscriptions, sentiments, and verse, hand-written with signatures or initials and date.

Dates: 1860 - 1866