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Autograph album - Jane Beckwith , 1838 - 1850

 Item
Identifier: BV 4 - d

Dates

  • 1838 - 1850

Extent

1 Volumes

Language

English

General

13.5 x 16 cm. MS Contents: Inscriptions, watercolor sketches, two scraps of paper. Description: Album contains many manuscript sentiments of varied lengths, primarily in verse. Most pages in the album are filled with entries. Many of the entries are undated. Entries written in a variety of hands. Calligraphic signature of album owner is recorded on first page of book. Several pages contain original hand painted floral illustrations. One entry is signed "John Q. Adams," but it does not appear to be the signature of the sixth president. Several entries, written at a right angle to the page, are signed C. Beckwith, Numerous yellow pages. New York: Elisha Sands, 1835. Blank book. Publisher's binding. Embossed and partly gilt brown leather binding. Title page and spine: 'Album'. Sixteen printed illustrations, including genre scenes, scenes from Shakespeare, travel. Condition: One gathering shaken, cover damaged. Upper half of one page cut out.

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