||This antebellum and mid-nineteenth century scrapbook from the American South bears the name Clara Agnes Boulter on the inside
front endpaper. The contents of this book are largely centered on ladies' manners, etiquette, advice, short stories, and fashion
for women, though a significant component includes references to Confederate generals and Southern sympathies. Several items
suggest the creator had ties to Texas and Virginia, and new clippings from Southern papers in Knoxville, Louisville, Arkansas,
South Carolina, and Arkansas are found throughout the volume. The book features both fine and newsprint engravings, numerous
news clippings of verse and articles, some original verse and art, and a few color prints. The volume includes two oval-cut
albumen print photographs affixed to the pages, circa 1860s. One is of a house near a river with a water wheel and the second
is of the Alamo in San Antonio.