Jennie Benson Scrapbook
Collection — Box: I
Scope and Contents
This small book, embossed in gold lettering depicting the word "Autographs," is Jennie Benson's 1882 collection of reminiscenses from her Wheaton College classmates. Each page presents a poem, warm sentiment or simply the name of friends who signed it. The handwriting, scripted in various colors of ink, demonstrates the straight, elegant, deliberate cursive of the day. A typical inscription reads, "Dear Jennie, Be assured that you will never be forgotten by your room-mate of 1872. Ella Norwood, Harford, NY."
- Created: 1872-1878
- Other: Majority of material found in 1872-1878
- Benson, Jennie (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no specific restrictions on this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.
Method of Acquisition
- Jennie Benson Scrapbook
- Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Roman Script