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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:

Una Wonn commonplace book

 Collection — Box BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16646
Content Description

Each page contains questions about preferences, likes, and dislikes and are answered by different friends, family, and acquaintances. Many entries are signed and include locations, with most being signed "Eckhart Mines, Md."

Some questions include what epoch would you choose to have lived; Favorite books, or artists? What trait do you most admire, or most detest; What is your idea of happiness, misery? What are the saddest words in the world?

Dates: 1880 - 1884