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Scrapbook of clippings

Ms. Codex 1868

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Scrapbook of clippings
Date:
circa 1832-1871
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1868
Extent:
1 volume (+ 6 leaves)
Language:
English
Abstract:
An oversize volume chiefly comprising clippings from English newspapers by an unknown compiler spanning the years from circa 1832-1871. Many of the items appear to be cut out from newspapers in Bath, England and include epigrams, events, illustrations, poems, parliamentary news, stories, and theater news.
Cite as:
Scrapbook of clippings, circa 1832-1871, Ms. Codex 1868, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

An oversize parchment-covered volume chiefly comprising clippings from English newspapers spanning the years from circa 1832 to 1871. The compiler of the scrapbook is unknown. Many items appear to be cut out from newspapers in Bath, England. Newspaper items in the volume comprise epigrams, events, illustrations, poems, parliamentary news, stories, and theater news. The clippings range in size from snippets of riddles to full page articles such as the Royal dramatic fete and fancy dress ball. Hand written notations, poems, and quotations appear throughout the volume. Some hand written items are pasted in volume. One copied, handwritten item pasted in the volume is Marie Antoinette's last letter to Princess Elizabeth, 1793. There are six leaves laid in the volume: two clippings, three leaves of copied quotations, and one leaf, a letter from W. H. Wilton of West Lavington to Mr. Long dated 1871. In the letter Wilton thanks Long for his visit to West Hay. A landscape pencil drawing is pasted on the inside front cover. Several leaves are loose or detached. One leaf toward the end of the volume has a portion excised.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  December 2017

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available 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 Ken Spelman Books (York, England), 2017.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Codices
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Pencil drawings
  • Poetry
  • Quotations
Subject(s)
  • Scrapbooks--England--19th century--Specimens

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Scrapbook of clippings, circa 1832-1871.

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