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Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Chinese genre drawings
Date(s):1860-1912
Call No:GRA 0110
Abstract:Two volumes of drawings of Chinese life; on double leaves of pith paper. Some are colored. Bound in silk brocade, typical of albums meant for the western tourist trade.
Subjects:China trade art--Specimens | Art genres--China | China--Social life and customs--Pictorial works | Occupations--China--Pictorial works | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Scrapbook of automobiles
Date(s):1936-1954
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0009
Abstract:This single volume scrapbook contains advertisements for automobiles, as clipped from magazines published during the 1950s, particularly the Saturday Evening Post, plus an occasional newspaper clipping.
Subjects:Automobiles--United States--History--20th century | Advertising--United States--History--20th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Nineteenth-century children's scrap album
Date(s):1880-1885
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0027
Abstract:The creator of this late nineteenth-century scrapbook is unknown, though the contents suggest that the compiler was a child who may have lived near Albany, New York. This scrap album[...] includes chromolithographed scraps, trade cards, religious cards, visiting cards, and larger color-printed images.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--History--19th century | African Americans--Caricatures and cartoons
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Nineteenth-century British scrapbook of greeting cards
Date(s):1872-1879
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0031
Abstract:This nineteenth-century British scrapbook of greeting cards bears a red leather cover embossed with black design and lettering, titled "ALBUM." The scrapbook album features Christmas, New Years, Easter, and Valentine[...] greeting cards with most captioned with the year and name of the friend or relative who sent the card. There are some die-cut color images of flowers, children, and ladies. One series of nine collectible scraps illustrates "Snow White" and each of the scenes bears a narrative caption.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--Great Britain--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Nineteenth-century children's scrap album with photograph of two boys
Date(s):1875-1885
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0032
Abstract:This nineteenth-century children's scrapbook bears the title "ALBUM" in blue letters with additional black and gold stamping on the maroon cloth cover. The scrapbook, which is completely filled with carefully[...] placed images throughout, features collectible, die-cut, color scraps from sets of flowers, cats, dogs, birds, butterflies, insects, reptiles, children, cherubs, cartoonish faces, comic figures, and fashionable women and characters in ethnic dress. The album also includes holiday greeting cards and one photograph of two boys on a page about eight leaves from the back of the volume.
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Subjects:Scrapbooks--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Fred's nineteenth-century British album of scraps and greeting cards
Date(s):1875-1885
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0039
Abstract:This nineteenth-century scrap album, apparently compiled by a British child named "Fred," contains colorful scraps of animals, children, British sailors in uniform, rowers, flowers, birds, and other decorative items. There[...] are also a number of small printed images, Bible verses, and Christmas, New Year's, Easter, and birthday greeting cards. The cover of this album is embossed black and gold on red cloth in a Japonesque design of the Aesthetic Movement.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--Great Britain--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Nineteenth-century British scrapbook of theatrical, historical, royal, and artistic content
Date(s):1846-1899
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0040
Abstract:This British nineteenth-century scrapbook of theatrical, historical, royal, and artistic content features images created from multiple printing processes, predominantly monochromatic engravings, though the album also includes original artwork, elaborately printed[...] Victorian-era greeting cards, and other color illustrations. Collected images include Italian, French, and primarily British landmarks, abbeys, cathedrals, historic landscapes, and British monarchs and nobility. This scrapbook also contains numerous theatrical images of Shakespearean actors, apparently cut from Tallis Dramatic Magazine, and General Theatrical and Musical Review. The date span for this album ranges from 1846-1890s, based on the inclusion of eight chapter illustrations by Phiz from Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son, which was serialized between 1846-1848, and a portrait of a mature Edward, Prince of Wales.
Subjects:Theater--Great Britain--History--19th century | Scrapbooks--Great Britain--19th century | Great Britain--Pictorial works
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:British late-Victorian album with "Ally Sloper" characters and other scraps
Date(s):1880
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0044
Abstract:This late Victorian-era scrap album, likely made by a young British boy, bears a black lacquered board cover adorned with a hand-painted bouquet of flowers, ferns, and foliage. Contents include[...] die-cut color scraps of animals, flowers, and a color set of characters from "Ally Sloper," the popular Victorian comic strip. A set of colored transfer prints depict fables and nursery rhymes and a set of color-printed square cards depicts the Stations of the Cross.
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Subjects:English wit and humor, Pictorial | Comic books, strips, etc--Great Britain | Children--Religious life | Scrapbooks--Great Britain--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Quincy, Massachusetts, diary
Date(s):1829-1834
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0021
Abstract:This diary was written by an unknown author in the town of Quincy, Massachusetts, in the early 19th century. The two volumes comprising the diary incude lengthy and detailed entries[...] on business transcations, home life, and social events.
Subjects:Quincy (Mass.)
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Diary of an Irish Protestant during the potato famine
Date(s):1847-1849
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0061
Abstract:This diary was kept by an Irish Protestant between January 1, 1847 and September 9, 1849, who described the potato famine and other turmoil in Ireland.
Subjects:Ireland--History--19th century | Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852 | Protestants | Ireland--Description and travel | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Philadelphia weather diary
Date(s):1836-1842
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0081
Abstract:This weather diary kept by an unknown resident of Phildelphia, Pennsylvania, contains daily entries, June 1, 1836, to July 31, 1842, recording the temperature and wind direction along with brief[...] comments on the weather. There are monthly rain measurements for 1825 through 1842 recorded "as per gauge kept at the Pennsylvania Hospital" as well as newsclippings documenthing especially severe weather events.
Subjects:Meteorology--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Observations | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:English physician's manuscript recipe book
Date(s):1721-1766
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0090
Abstract:This mid-eighteenth century physician’s notebook, most likely English in origin, contains medicinal and food receipts, prescriptions, and contemporary treatments for several common illnesses.
Subjects:Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--18th century | Cooking--History--18th century | Physicians
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Manuscript recipes
Date(s):1800-1850
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0100
Abstract:This undated, handwritten manuscript includes cookery and medical recipes. Most likely early nineteenth-century American in origin, it features twenty pages with approximately forty-five entries of cooking and medicinal recipes and[...] additional household tips.
Subjects:Cooking--History--19th century | Formulas, recipes, etc--History--19th century | Herbs--Therapeutic use--History--19th century | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Recipes for cake, pies, pudding
Date(s):1867-1888
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0102
Abstract:Although the compiler of this late nineteenth-century manuscript recipe book is unknown, in many instances, names and dates are attributed to the entries. The majority of the recipes in the[...] volume are, as the title suggests, desserts and baked goods such as cakes, puddings, and breads. The remaining entries can be categorized as main dishes or medicinal receipts for treating various illnesses and conditions.
Subjects:Cooking, American--History--19th century | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Manuscript formulae and receipts book
Date(s):1861-1877
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0109
Abstract:This nineteenth-century American manuscript contains approximately eighty-five pages of medicinal formulae and household receipts along with notes and sketches of plants and their medicinal properties. The volume dates from approximately[...] 1861 to 1877 and may have been created by a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, resident with a medical or scientific background.
Subjects:Housekeeping--History--19th century | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century | Formulas, recipes, etc--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Essay on slavery in England
Date(s):1860-1890
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0127
Abstract:This manuscript essay describes the legal history of slavery in England, focusing especially on the precedents for and limitations of the 1772 Somerset vs. Stewart decision.
Subjects:Slavery--Great Britain | Slavery--Law and Legislation | Law--History
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Journal of a lady’s travels in Georgia
Date(s):1851
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0133
Abstract:This anonymous journal documents a woman's travels through the state of Georgia in November 1851.
Subjects:Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Georgia--Description and travel
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Travel journal through the Mid-Atlantic
Date(s):1935
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0142
Abstract:This journal of an early twentieth-century woman contains autograph entries describing eating, drinking, sightseeing, and shopping in New York City and several excursions within the Mid-Atlantic region in the 1930s.[...] The entries are accompanied by numerous black and white photographs of locations visited during her trips.
Subjects:Voyages and Travels--History--20th century | Tourism--United States--History--20th century | Delaware--Description and Travel | Maryland--Description and travel | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Manuscript recipe book
Date(s):1835-1858
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0145
Abstract:This nineteenth-century manuscript recipe book from an unknown creator contains forty-eight pages of handwritten entries and printed clippings of food, medicinal, and housekeeping receipts. The clippings appear to be from[...] different publications, with no discernible organization.
Subjects:Cooking--History--19th century | Formulas, recipes, etc | Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions--History--19th century
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:German-American manuscript recipe book
Date(s):1885-1888
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0146
Abstract:This nineteenth-century German-American manuscript recipe book is written in both languages and contains a variety of food recipes, particularly desserts, as well as several laid-in items like clippings and additional[...] handwritten recipes.
Subjects:Cooking, American--History--19th century | Cooking, German
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