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Guide to the School composition books and diaries collection 1977.348

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Briggs, Maggie E.
Creator: Condit, H. W.
Creator: DeForest-Winder, Maude
Creator: Nostrand, L. P.
Creator: St. John-Reynolds, Kate
Title: School composition books and diaries collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1849-1901
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1880-1901
Abstract: This collection contains school composition books and diaries dating from 1849 to 1901 and belonging to various Brooklyn residents, including Maggie E. Briggs (a student at Packer Collegiate Institute), H.W. Condit, Maude DeForest-Winder, L.P. Nostrand, and Kate St. John-Reynolds. The books and diaries contain students' homework assignments, mathematical and grammatical exercises, clippings, and various notes and drawings. Also included is one housekeeping account book. The collection was artificially compiled from various sources by library staff at the Long Island Historical Society (later the Brooklyn Historical Society).
Quantity: 0.12 linear feet in five folders.
Text [Box]: A0067
Call Phrase: 1977.348
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.