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Guide to the Maude DeForest Winder Rawlins composition and account books 1977.348

Center for Brooklyn History
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Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 07, 2023
eng using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Dee Bowers  , April 2023

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rawlins, Maude DeForest Winder, 1866-1958
Source: Herne, Elaine Rawlins, 1889-1969
Title: Maude DeForest Winder Rawlins composition and account books
Dates [inclusive]: 1881-1901
Abstract: Composition books and an account book belonging to Maude DeForest Winder Rawlins and dated 1880-1901.
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet in three folders.
Text [Box]: A0067
Call Phrase: 1977.348
Sponsor: This collection was originally 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.

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Biographical note

Maude DeForest Winder was born on March 6, 1866 in New York to William Guthrie Winder and Julia Augusta DeForest Winder. The family lived in Brooklyn, where Maude attended P.S. 4. In 1884 she married William E. Rawlins. According to census records, they both worked as masseurs. Their children included Elaine Rawlins Herne, Marion A. Rawlins, Hugh S. Rawlins, Gertrude E. Rawlins Ferguson, Gerald C. Rawlins and Richard G. Rawlins. Maude passed away on October 21, 1958 and is buried in the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Brooklyn.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes a school homework book from May 1880, a school composition book from P.S. 4 dated 1881-1882, and a housekeeping account book from 1901.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Herne, Elaine Rawlins, 1889-1969

Document Type

  • Diaries
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Account books
  • Exercise books

Subject Topics

  • Students -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Schools -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to users without restriction.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Maude DeForest Winder Rawlins composition and account books, 1977.348, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.

Related Materials

Brooklyn schools collection (CBHM.0006)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elaine Rawlins Herne, 1966.

Processing Information

Originally minimally processed to the collection level. In April 2023, two folders from this collection (containing material by Maggie E. Briggs and Kate St. John Reynolds) were removed to the Bretz family papers (ARC.321). The W.H. Condit mathematics exercise book (erroneously credited to H.W. Condit) was removed to the Blackburne, Woodward, and Ottaway family papers (2013.006). The L.P. Nostrand diary was removed to the Anderson and Nostrand family papers (ARC.199). Subsequently, the collection was renamed and described to better reflect its altered contents.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: A0067 Folder : 1 School homework book
1880 May
Box: A0067 Folder : 2 School composition book, P.S. 4
Box: A0067 Folder : 3 Housekeeping account book

Scope and Contents

Titled "The Housekeepers Handy Account Book." Title embossed on cover in gold. Bound; 52+ pages. Household expense items printed on each page by its classification with entries in ink for the costs of various items.


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