Franklin

Commonplace book, 1824-1866.

Author/Creator:
Perrin, Ann.
Publication:
1824-1866.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 v. (90 leaves) : paper, col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Subjects:
Graham, Isabella, 1742-1814.
Women -- Poetry.
Form/Genre:
Autograph albums.
Commonplace books.
Drawings.
Manuscripts, American -- 19th century.
Poems.
Watercolors.
Summary:
Commonplace book used as an autograph album belonging to Ann Perrin, signed and with contributions from Richard Perrin, Lucretia Perrin, Paul Perrin, and Elinor Perrin, Mary S. Nicole, Thomas B. Sargent, Sarah C. Price, Camilla Scott, Anne P. Coffin, Joseph Holdich, and others. Includes original verse, proverbs, stories, pencil drawings, and watercolor miniatures. Works copied from Goldsmith, Moore, Cowper, Byron, Pope, and Madame de Staël, among others.
Includes a poem "Lines on the decease of Mrs. [Isabella] Graham," several poems titled "Woman" and "The excellence of woman," "Woman's tears," "Female piety," and "Advice to young ladies." Other poems are on "Friendship," "Childhood," "Happiness," parting and farewells, and religious themes.
Notes:
Written in several hands.
Some items dated 1824-1866, written in Elizabethtown [N.J. or N.Y.?] and New York.
No pagination, f. 2 cut out; 1 f. with top half cut off (above the poem "Remember me").
Watercolors of flowers, particularly roses, and pastoral scenes; pencil drawings of figures and faces, some leaves used as a sketchbook.
Binding: red morocco, gilt, with name Ann Perrin stamped on cover, edges scorched.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2000.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 369
OCLC:
155910722
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