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Catharine Gould scrapbook

Ms. Codex 1890

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Summary Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Gould, Catharine, 1751-1829
Catharine Gould scrapbook
circa 1788-1829
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1890
1 volume (+ 1 leaf)
Scrapbook created by Catharine Gould spanning the years from circa 1788-1829 comprised of carefully arranged clippings, images and collages.
Cite as:
Catharine Gould scrapbook, circa 1788-1829, Ms. Codex 1890, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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The creator of this scrapbook was probably Catharine Gould of Dedham, Essex County, England. She appears to be the sister of William Gould who was the father of Charlotte Elizabeth Hasted, neé Gould.

Scope and Contents

A scrapbook bound in green leather with stamped decorative gold design spanning the years from circa 1788 to 1829. Le souvenir is stamped on the cover. The volume belonged to Catharine Gould as indicated on the verso of the marbled endpaper: "Charlotte Elizabeth Hasted from Dedham being the scrap book made by her Aunt Catharine who died Feb. 6, 1829, aged 78 yrs." The scrapbook is comprised of carefully arranged clippings, images, and collages. The clippings from various publications in England, consist of architectural images, epigrams, epitaphs, hymns, poems, prose, quotations, and verses. A few items are handwritten by Gould. In addition to the verses preserved in the volume Gould created collages throughout the scrapbook. The collages of animals, people, and scenes were created using partial clippings, cut paper, drawings, feathers, locks of hair, paint, and pressed flowers and leaves. There are several hand-painted flowers throughout the volume. A ticket signed with a wax seal for the trial of Warren Hastings forty-sixth day is laid in the volume.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  May 2018

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

The codex is avaiable 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

Formerly owned by Charlotte Elizabeth Hasted of Dedham, England who was the niece of Catharine Gould.

Source of Acquisition

Sold at auction at Cheffins (Cambridge, United Kingdom), Library Sale, October 18, 2017, lot 158.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Collages
  • Drawings
  • Epigrams
  • Manuscripts, English--18th century
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Poetry
  • Scrapbooks--England--18th century--Specimens
  • Scrapbooks--England--19th century--Specimens

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Collection Inventory


Catharine Gould scrapbook, circa 1788-1829.