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Nineteenth-century British scrapbook of greeting cards

1872-1879


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 0093, Item 0031


Creator: Creator unknown.


Title: Nineteenth-century British scrapbook of greeting cards


Inclusive Dates: 1872-1879


Extent: 1 v. (ca. 50 p.) ; 33 cm.


Abstract: This nineteenth-century British scrapbook of greeting cards bears a red leather cover embossed with black design and lettering, titled "ALBUM." The scrapbook album features Christmas, New Years, Easter, and Valentine greeting cards with most captioned with the year and name of the friend or relative who sent the card. There are some die-cut color images of flowers, children, and ladies. One series of nine collectible scraps illustrates "Snow White" and each of the scenes bears a narrative caption.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 0093, Item 0031, Nineteenth-century British scrapbook of greeting cards, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 0031: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0093 folio

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Unknown.

Processing

Processed by Jennifer M. Nichols and Tim Pouch, November 2012. Encoded by Caitlin Farthing, February 2013


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

This scrapbook of greeting cards was created by an unknown individual, likely a child. Dated contents indicate that this scrapbook was compiled between 1872 and 1879. Many greeting cards were printed in London and the album includes a stationer’s label from Chelmsford, suggesting this scrapbook was created in England.

Sources:

Biographical information derived from collection.


Scope and Content Note

This nineteenth-century British scrapbook of greeting cards bears a red leather cover embossed with black design and lettering, titled "ALBUM." The scrapbook album features Christmas, New Years, Easter, and Valentine greeting cards with most captioned with the year and name of the friend or relative who sent the card. There are some die-cut color images of flowers, children, and ladies. One series of nine collectible scraps illustrates "Snow White" and each of the scenes bears a narrative caption.

The album, with beveled boards, is in very good condition. The end papers are bright orange, in sharp clash with the subdued red cover. A stationer’s label in the front is from"Clarke Printer & Bookseller, Chelmsford." A few of the greeting cards within are printed by Joseph Mansell, London, and Marcus Ward & Co., an Irish printer and publisher that had established a London office by 1867.

The compiler of this album carefully dated and identified the sender of each card, though most of these are identified as "Aunt Hannah," "Aunt Jane," "Aunt Sarah," or by first name of other friends.


Selected Search Terms

Form/Genre Terms
Scrapbooks--Great Britain--19th century.
Greeting cards.
Christmas cards.
Easter cards.
Valentines.
Fairy tales.
Printed ephemera.
Juvenilia.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 093 Commonplaces, Albums, and Scrapbooks collection.


Detailed Contents List

Nineteenth-century British scrapbook of greeting cards , 1872-1879   [Item 0031]

1 vol.