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Jennie Benson Scrapbook

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

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  • Subject: Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Students -- Social life and customs X
  • Names: Benson, Jennie X