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Elizabeth Allinson commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-001
Overview

The commonplace book of Elizabeth Allinson includes reflections upon the death of George Dillwyn, poetry, sketch of Martha Cooper Allinson, quotes and extracts, Quaker testimonies, and obituaries for Abigail Barker, Sybil Allinson, and Susanna Bigg.

Dates: 1820

Martha Allinson commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-002
Overview

The commonplace book of Martha Allinson includes Quaker testimonies, extracts of poetry, hymns, accounts of miracles, and memorandums upon the death of Quaker leaders.

Dates: 1772-1779

Anonymous commonplace books

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-004
Overview

This collection is comprised of seven volumes of anonymous commonplace books. The commonplace books tend to include poetry and religious extracts.

Dates: 1750-1894

"Bernard Barton, Quaker Poet"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-139
Overview

Photocopy of a typed manuscript written by Mildred Ayars Purnell, submitted as partial fulfillment for her master's in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Dates: 1941

Erica Brooks commonplace books

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-055
Overview

The commonplace books of Erica May Brooks include poems about nature, history, family, friendship, and World War II, as well as both copied poems and originals written by Brooks.

Dates: 1925-1951

"The Poetical Effusions of John Clement"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-022
Overview

This volume of John Clement's original poetry, written from 1854 to 1889, covers a variety of topics, including family (specifically his mother, sister, wife, and son), nature and the seasons, and the Civil War.

Dates: 1854-1889

Rebecca Conard commonplace book

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-006
Overview

The commonplace book of Rebecca Conard includes poetry, extracts on religious and moral topics, and hymns.

Dates: 1827

Sarah Wistar Cope commonplace books

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-008
Overview

This collection is comprised of two volumes of the commonplace books of Sarah Wistar Cope. The first volume includes extracts on moral and religious topics, poetry, and pressed leaves. The second volume includes a memorandum of a religious visit to New York, extracts, and an "account of Joseph Hoag's family."

Dates: 1824

George Dillwyn commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-009
Overview

George Dillwyn was a Quaker minister, and his commonplace book includes poetry, short stories, hymns, extracts from letters and meeting minutes, and quotes from famous authors such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Chaucer. The majority of the volume is composed of lists of extracts organized by topic, including topics such as: anger, affectation, old age, ambition, abstinence, religion, books, revenge, praise, sincerity, death, and temperance.

Dates: Undated

Elfreth family commonplace books

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-010
Overview

This collection is comprised of five volumes of the commonplace books of various members of the Elfreth family, including Rebecca P. Elfreth, Jacob R. Elfreth Sr., Jacob R. Elfreth Jr,. and Jane P. Elfreth. The volumes include poetry, extracts, pressed leaves and flowers, and clippings of illustrations.

Dates: 1820-1853

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