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Kate Thompson scrapbook

Identifier: HC.MC-801-04-005

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook was created by Kate Thompson, a woman from Tennessee, over the course of four years- 1877-1881. The main features of the volume are the photographs, pictures, and newspaper clippings from both her time at the Fairmount Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies and her travels to major European capitals. There are pressed plants, caricatures, a peacock feather, greeting and calling cards, and pencil drawings in addition to the photographs and pictures. Some of these items have hand-written descriptions and dates.


  • 1877 - 1881

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Kate Thompson was from Memphis, Tennessee. She attended Fairmount Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies and graduated in the class of 1880.


.1 Linear Feet (1 volume)




The scrapbook of Kate Thompson, spanning 1877-1881, has a great variety of ephemera. The photographs, newspaper clippings, flowers, and cards, are from her time at the Fairmount Collegiate Academy and during her visits to Europe.


Single volume


This scrapbook was purchased by Quaker & Special Collections in 2019.

Related Materials

A Trip to Europe photo album (HC.MC 801.06.005)

Cornelia Blow letterbook (HC.MC-801-02-006)

Processing Information

Processed by Lillian Sweeney, completed February 2020

Kate Thompson scrapbook
Lillian Sweeney
February, 2020
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