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Commonplace Books

Identifier: GTM-131213

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two manuscript notebooks, including a ghost story and accounts of journeys in England, France, and Italy. In English and Latin. An original pen is attached to one of the notebooks. A typescript of the ghost story is also included in the collection.


  • 1851 - 1856

Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.


0.1 Cubic Feet (2 notebooks and 1 folder)

Language of Materials



Metadata Rights Declarations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bernard Quatrich, Ltd., London, 2013.

Processing Information

The collection has been rehoused in acid-free boxes and folders.

John Zarrillo
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057