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Woman's 19th Century Scrapbook: "Cherished Memories"

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: GTM-170130

Content Description

Woman's scrapbook containing autograph transcriptions of poetry; sketches, printed engravings.


  • Majority of material found within 1820 - 1849

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0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Condition Description

Good. See general note.


Author: [Miss Teresa Doherty] Title: “Cherished Memories” engraved “title page” / Album, cover title Publisher: New York: Leavitt & Allen, [c.1850-1860] Verso of Title Page: blank Binding: painted black boards (cover material?) with possibly printed gold borders and center wreath; hand-painted sections; mother-of-pearl inlays; morocco gilt spine Upper cover: printed gold double-rule border with corner and center designs; mother-of pearl inlays that have been painted over with flowers and stems Lower cover: double-rule border with corner designs; hand-painted accents in corners Headbands? Yes; solid gray Spine: all-over stamped gilt red morocco leather; Printed: hand-painted covers; gold borders and centerpiece are possibly printed Stamped: no Endpapers: pink, dyed through Edges: page edges are gilt Binder information on: Upper cover? no Lower cover? no Spine? no Endpapers? no Advertisements? none Notes: Autograph album (album amicorum) for Miss Teresa Doherty; began when she was in school (“Adieu to the Convent”); five engravings, (two by Sartain) plus engraved title page, all part of original binding; question as to whether this album was originally bound entirely in red morocco (like the spine); spine looks like typical 1850s bindings. Binding is pre-Civil War (antebellum). Other editions found in WorldCat: Cherished memories (New York: Published by Leavitt & Allen., [not after 1862]); OCLC # 262623511

Cherished memories (New York: Published by Leavitt & Allen., [1860]); OCLC # 84528132

Woman's 19th Century Scrapbook: "Cherished Memories"
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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