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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:

Abigail Clark commonplace book

 Unprocessed Material — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2018-0065

Bessie Marie Africa scrapbook

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS 16697
Content Description

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.

Dates: 1923 - 1927; Majority of material found within 1925

Amanda's commonplace book

 Collection — Box BW 39, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16549
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1873 - 1875

Amelia's friendship album

 Collection — Box BW 34, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16550
Content Description

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.

Dates: 1823-1833

Jane E. Arnold commonplace book

 Collection — Box BW 50, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16734
Content Description

Hand-written sentiments, poems, and inscriptions, most signed with place, name, and date. Some of the locations are in Massachusetts.

Dates: 1852-1856

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

Lottie E. Browne memory album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16563

Lucy Bruce friendship album

 Collection — Box BW 34, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16547
Content Description

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.

Dates: 1853 - 1868

Annie C. Buckley album

 Collection — Box BW 49, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16715
Content Description

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.

Dates: 1857 - 1858

Caroline's floral album

 Collection — Box BW 50, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16721
Content Description This collection contains the friendship album belonging to a woman named Caroline. It is assumed from the locations of the authors of the entries that she was from Massachusetts as towns listed include Plymouth, Boston, Berkley, etc. The earliest note from this album dates from 1837 and is a loose page that was inserted into the front covers. The page has two original poems written in 1837 and 1838, by Ester Holmes of Plymouth, entitled "The Thunder Storm," and "Parting of a mother with...
Dates: 1837 - 1880

Catherine "Kate" Weller commonplace book

 Unprocessed Material — Folder ViU-2023-0163_001: [Barcode: X032762350 ]
Identifier: ViU-2023-0163

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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-89-3
Abstract

Commonplace books with copies of promisory notes, receipts, indentures, affidavits, correspodence related to Frankland affairs.

Dates: ca. 1740-1811

Commonplace Book, ca. 1832 [Working Legal Manuscript]

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-93-5
Abstract

Manuscript concerning property law.

Dates: ca. 1832

Commonplace Book from Stannery Court Library, Wales, 1817

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-84-10
Abstract

Commonplace book manuscript in two or more hands containing abstracts from Fearne on Contigent Remedies, 6th edition and Saunders on Uses, 3rd edition.

Dates: 1817

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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-91-5
Abstract

Attorney's notes on Blackstone's Commentaries and the treatment of inherintance law.

Dates: 1783-1786

Commonplace Book of Thomas Turner Fauntleroy

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-92-2
Abstract

Handwritten precedent book with subjects in alphabetical order.

Dates: circa 1800-1900

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...
Dates: 1905-1933

Julia A. Dennison memory album

 Collection — Box BW 49, Folder: 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16700
Content Description Julia A. Dennison memory album, 1862-1866, Milan, Indiana, in red morocco "The Pet Album" binding, published by Leavitt and Allen with black and white printed illustrations of children and their mother in activities such as bathing or playing. The album, which is a gift from her brother, contains personal advice about keeping the young mind pure and other sentimental notes from her brothers. There are signatures of acquaintainces from Indiana and Ohio, including Civil War infantry in the...
Dates: 1862 - 1866

Amelia Donges album

 Collection — Box BW 52, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16764
Content Description

Forget Me Not friendship album Owned by Amelia Donges, "affectionately dedicated by her friend William F. Harman." 42 pages used for autographs, inscriptions, and verse. Locations signed include Campbelltown, Cornwall, Harrisburg, Attica, Stroudsburg, York, Mechanicsburg, and Princeton.

Dates: 1857 - 1860

Elizabeth Glover school annual

 Collection — Box BW 20, 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