Common School Writing Book, a Composition Notebook of Mary L. Gaylord
Boston, MA: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1859. A writing composition book belonging to a young student by the name of Mary L. Gaylord from Connecticut. Within the book are 6, single page, original writing compositions, most likely done as school work. These short essays are entitled: A Sleigh Ride, Fair Haven, Kindness, Our Home, A Good Scholar, and Riches & Poverty. At the back of the book are two, single page, original poems, as well as a list of her fellow classmates from October 6, 1859. This list contains the names of sixteen girls (including Mary), and their ages, ranging form thirteen to sixteen. The rest of the composition book is blank. The book has yellow pictorial wrappers which, on the front cover, most likely depicting the British Surrender at Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. There are two groups of men, on the left is General George Washington who stands among his men, one of which is holding an American Flag. Opposite of this is a group of British soldiers standing behind a British General, most likely meant to be General Charles O'Hara, who is in the process of surrendering his sword to Washington. On the back cover is a multiplication table. 26 pgs. (including yellow pictorial wrappers). No OCLC. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 3/4"
(Inventory #: 29010150)
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