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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Autograph albums.

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Books, loose-leaf binders, or other volumes containing blank leaves, on which persons have written sentiments, quotations, or signatures.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Isabella Bain memory album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16754
Content Description This collection features a memory book belonging to Miss Isabella Bain (1855-1934) of New Orleans, Louisiana. Various personal letters from friends and New Orleans community members addressed to Miss Bain are included. The cover of the memory book is composed of engraved Morrocan leather adorned with "Miss Isabella Bain" in gilt. Several chromolithographs of a variety of subjects, notably botany and female gender roles, are pasted throughout the book. Letter entries are not...
Dates: c.1870-1913

Malinda Caperton album

 Collection — Box BW 52, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16769
Content Description This collection contains a friendship album for Malinda "Lin" Caperton (1842-1922) of West Virginia. The album contains approximately thirty pages of autographs with dates throughout, 1855-1861. The autographs are almost certainly all from young girls, some noted as likely classmates from the Virginia Female Institute, although a lengthy two-page poem is more likely a male student at the University of Virginia.Caperton was the daughter of Allen Taylor Caperton, 1810-1876, the...
Dates: 1855 - 1867

Edmund Harrison autograph book

 Unprocessed Material — Folder ViU-2023-0146: [Barcode: X032762327]
Identifier: ViU-2023-0146

Estelle Frances Tayloe commonplace books

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: ViU-2022-0093

Esther Lightner Matson and Frank A. Matson autograph albums

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16486
Content Description This collection contains two similarly designed autograph albums belonging to Esther Lightner Matson and her husband Frank A. Matson. The albums contain inscriptions to Esther Lightner Matson from fellow students and teachers at the Santee Normal School and to Frank A. Matson from the Genoa Indian School, both Native American Residential schools in Nebraska and taught by Quakers in the 1880’s. The albums look like typical nineteenth century autograph albums except for the page(s) that are...
Dates: 1880 - 1899

Grace's friendship album

 File — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS 16736
Content Description A Victorian novelty album owned by a person named Grace from Massachusetts. The covers are pasted with colorful die cut-outs on a background of printed lace paper doilies. The album is in the shape of a triange with scalloped edges, in its original (cardboard) triangle-shaped box. The interior pages are folded over, with instructions from Grace telling the recipient when the messages can be opened. Many of the entries are from Stoneham, MA indicating Grace may have been from this...
Dates: 1889-1891

Mrs. G. J. Walker collection

 File — Box BW 38-115: [Barcode: X030043722]
Identifier: MSS 38-115
Scope and Content An autograph album of a Miss Glasgow, of Virginia, contains autographs, 1842-1847, of American statesmen including John Quincy Adams, Millard Fillmore, Alexander H.H. Stuart, and Henry A. Wise. The collection also includes a note from Henry Clay, 1847 July 30, responding to a request for an autograph; "In memoriam," a poem "written for Harrie [?] W. Kuhl after his death by Davis"; a letter from George [McCorkle], Newport News, Va., 1901 Dec. 26, to his sister Juliette McCorkle,...
Dates: 1842-1901

Mary Webster album

 Collection — Box BW 50, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16723
Content Description This collection consists of the album from Mary Webster, a young woman from Madison, Ohio. Entries include a variety of poems and notes from friends of Mary. Some of the poetry may be original works. Inside are five finished engravings: these tend to have small black and white biblical scenes with large, colored floral borders that extend up the page. The flowers are identified, and meanings attributed to the flower are identified below the illustrations.The locations most often...
Dates: 1843 - 1846