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Autograph albums

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Mary F. Armstrong autograph album

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0001

This mid-nineteenth century autograph album belonged to Mary F. Armstrong of Newark, Delaware, and contains original or transcribed poems about friendship signed by her female friends. Many of the contributors are from Delaware.

Dates: 1848-1852

Anne Daley autograph album

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0013

Anne Daley attended Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, Delaware, in the 1950s. She kept this autograph album with signatures and inscriptions from her friends during her freshman year, 1956.

Dates: 1956

Edith Gerselda Lynch autograph book

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0172

This item is a 1935 autograph book that belonged to Edith Gerselda Lynch, a student in the class of 1937 at Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware. The book contains signatures and messages from Lynch's friends, acquaintances, and family, including a signature from Howard High School teacher and librarian Pauline A. Young. The pages provide a glimpse of student life at a Delaware-based African American high school prior to desegregation.

Dates: 1935

Caroline Shaw album

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0066

This album of poems belonged to Delaware resident Caroline Shaw and contains excerpts from the romantic poets and original poems by friends. Some poems are signed and dated at Newark, Delaware, New Castle, Delaware, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The volume also contains laid-in engravings and watercolor illustrations.

Dates: 1828-1829

Lillie J.S. Watt friendship album

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0062

This friendship album belonged to Lillie J.S. Watt of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and contains autograph inscriptions, signatures, and drawings done by her friends between 1884 and 1909.

Dates: 1884-1909; Majority of material found within 1884-1885

Lydia S. Wilds family papers

Identifier: MSS 0833

This small collection of family letters, photographs, and an autograph album was created by the Wilds family of Delaware between 1860 and 1922.

Dates: 1860-1922