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Autograph albums.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Emma C. Clayton Autograph Album

Identifier: MS-1352

This autograph album, with Leaves of Affection embossed on its cover, opens with a dedicatory poem by the owner, Emma Clayton. It includes poems of friendship from friends, siblings, and a group of strangers who made a short sojourn with Clayton. Some poems are addressed to "Emma" while others to "Mrs. Clayton." Mollie Thomson wrote her sentiments in the various spaces of a sketched quilt block. Many of the signatures include locations in the "C.S.A."

Dates: 1860 August 24-1872 November 15

Henry R. Lenoir Autograph Notebook

Identifier: MS-1151

This collection consists of an autograph book of Henry Lenoir's from his time at Hiwassee College from 1880-1882. Writings from peers include good wishes for future endeavors and quotes from famous poems.

Dates: 1880-1882

Lucina J. Porter Autograph Album

Identifier: MS-1351

This autograph album has many pages filled with poems from friends, mostly at the Madisonville Female Academy in Tennessee, though there are some from Sweetwater, Athens, Philadelphia, and Cleveland. There are two obituaries, for Mary Francina Varnell and Jane Ann Isabella Davis, tucked between the pages as well as a small card with a poem on it. Lucina also recorded some poems herself within the album.

Dates: 1853 May 19-1859 January 10

Mary Ann Birchett's Autograph Book

Identifier: MS-2509

This collection contains the 1842-1864 autograph book of Mary Ann Birchett (Mary Lusk) of Nashville, Tenn. There are entries from friends and family, including Maggie and Lilly Ramsey and Cousin Will.

Dates: 1842-1864

Mary Heal Autograph Book

Identifier: MS-2510

This collection contains the 1878-1884 autograph album of Mary Heal from London, Ontario, Canada. It contains autographs, verses, drawings, etc. from friends and family in London, Ont., Knoxville, Tenn., and South Carolina. There is a separate folder, containing loose material from the book, including a letter from 1952 and other items.

Dates: 1878-1952 (bulk 1878-1884)

Phebe J. Havely Autograph Album

Identifier: MS-1350

This elaborately embossed journal is a Philopaena Album filled with poems of friendship from many of Phebe Havely's friends. Some were written from Endor Cottage, Tennessee, and others from Morristown, Tennessee. In the back, Havely's daughters Katie and Hattie have also signed the book.

Dates: 1859 May 18-1860 March 20, 1882 October 9

Rossie Hinton Autograph Book

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MS-3792

Autograph book containing signatures, notes, and ditties from the 1880s-1890s to Rossie Hinton.

Dates: 1880-1899