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Remembrancer of old friends

Ms. Codex 1723

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Summary Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Dalton, Eliza Maria, active 1839-1870
Remembrancer of old friends
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Ms. Codex 1723
1 volume (+ 5 leaves)
A volume containing copied poems and elegies with Christian themes handwritten by Eliza Maria Dalton from 1840-1869.
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A Remembrancer of Old Friends by Eliza Maria Dalton, 1840-1869, Ms. Codex 1723, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A slim ruled volume with a plaid green and gold paper cover comprising copied poems and elegies with Christian themes. Written on the first page of the volume is "Eliza Maria Dalton a rememberancer [sic] of old friends, October 19th 1844." Many of the poems in the volume are undated. The first seven pages have the initials E. H. at the bottom of each poem and include "A district visitor's recollections" and "The heliotrope" dated September 1842. The ten pages following are poems by Martha Pearce Rouch noted by her initials. Titles include: "The harvest," "Hours of waking," and "The sister's dream." Two poems at the end of the volume are attributed to Lucy E. and M. A. E. The last poem in the volume is dated 1854. There are four leaves laid in the volume. One is an undated poem entitled "Lines suggested by an old man's engraving for a infant." The second is an elegy, "To the memory of Mr. John Willis," dated January 1848, initialed M. R. On the third and fourth leaves is an American civil war song "Somebody's darling," copied from the People's magazine, 1869. The last item is a copied portion of a letter from Mrs. Herbert to Dear Mary, Sunday, November 11, 1866 discussing Mr. Herbert's sermon and the death of John Herbert Bradley (1847-1866) son of Reverend Charles Bradley (1789-1871).

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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 codex is available and 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.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood (Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom), 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Commonplace books
  • Elegies
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Poems
  • Songs
Personal Name(s)
  • Rouch, Martha Pearce, -1869
  • English poetry--19th century

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Collection Inventory


Remembrancer of old friends, 1840-1869. 1 volume (+ 5 leaves).