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Jennie Benson Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: I
Identifier: SC-128
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."

Dates

  • Created: 1872-1878
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1872-1878

Creator

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.

Extent

1.00 scrapbook

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Method of Acquisition

Gift
Title
Jennie Benson Scrapbook
Author
Special Collections, Buswell Library Staff
Date
00/00/2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Buswell Library Repository

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