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Catalogue of books in Groton, Ridgewold Farm

Ms. Coll. 1131

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Lawton, S.
Title:
Catalogue of books in Groton, Ridgewold Farm
Date:
1889
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1131
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A paper covered volume created in 1889 containing a handwritten library inventory of books at Ridgewood Farm, Groton, Massachusetts.
Cite as:
Catalogue of Books in Groton, Ridgewood Farm, 1889, Ms. Coll. 1131, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

Comprises a blue, paper covered volume containing a handwritten library inventory of books at Ridgewold Farm, Groton Massachusetts. "Catalogue of books in Groton. Ridgewold Farm, March 1889" is written on inside front cover. The catalog is divided into two parts. The first part lists books by subject with a room location either parlor or south library, and bookcase number. The subjects are as follows: poetry, the British poets, history, lives of eminent people, Irving's works, Dicken's works, the British essayist, religious works, and miscellaneous. The second part lists the items according to bookcase numbers one to four. The miscellaneous section includes numerous works on agriculture and farm animals.

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  December 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Custodial History note

Stamp in red ink on inside front cover: J. T. Bicknell & Co., books, [?], and stationers, No. 1 Warren Block, Roxbury.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by L & T Respess Books (Northampton, Massachusetts), 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Book catalogs
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
Subject(s)
  • Private libraries--United States--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Catalogue of books in Groton, Massachusetts, 1889. 1 volume.

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