Found 56 collections related to Commonplace books

Raines, John, 1818-1877
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18145
1 v. (p. 7-276), ill, 28 cm; 1 v. (p. 7-276), ill, 28 cm
Rev. John Raines, Jr. (1818-1877), born in Yorkshire, England, was an itinerant Methodist Episcopal minister associated with the Genesee Conference of New York State. He was the son of Rev. John Raines (born ca. 1784) and Mary Raines, who... more
Rogers, Matilda Livingston, 1810-1895
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2610
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Recipe book compiled and indexed in the United States after 1850, presumably by Matilda Livingston Rogers. Also includes French exercises, circa 1850
Lewis, Oliver, 1757-1784
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1746
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Commonplace book of Oliver Lewis, containing copies of his essays and orations at Yale College and the orations of others, 1777-1782; a genealogy of the Lewis, Burnham, and Curtis families of Connecticut; and O. Lewis' journal or autobiography to... more
Donne, William Bodham, 1807-1882
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 827
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
William Bodham Donne made entries in this commonplace book between 1830 and 1860. It contains notes on books and historical/antiquarian subjects, some original poetry, classical criticism, and entries on other topics, along with extracts of poetry... more
Coffin, Tristram
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 585
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Tristram Coffin of Dutchess County, New York, kept this commonplace book from 1852 through 1857
Potter, Maud
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2475
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
A commonplace book kept mostly in Saratoga Springs, New York, by Maud Potter. Consists mainly of autographs and inscriptions from family and friends, as well as poetry and one drawing in ink
Merwin, Mary E
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1975
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Mary E. Merwin kept this commonplace book, in which she copied poetry and prose, from 1865 through 1881
Schütte, Edward
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19083
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
A commonplace book kept by Edward Schütte circa 1833 containing geographical and statistical notes about America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia; statistics relating to the British Royal Marines and Royal Navy in 1832; and memoranda on the... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19082
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
A commonplace book kept around 1780 containing notes on a colony between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River during the French and Indian War. Also includes notes and excerpts from books by ancient and contemporary writers on... more
Powys, Julia
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz BND-MSS (Powys, J.)
1 volume (139 total leaves many blank), ill, 24 cm; 1 volume (139 total leaves many blank), ill, 24 cm
Julia Powys and "CLP" could not be identified. Half green morocco album of manuscript verse, some apparently original, most copied from contemporary sources (including Amelia Opie and Lord Byron), in a few different hands; including an anonymous... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1722
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
A commonplace book mainly consisting of poems by authors both identified and unidentified, occasionally accompanied by remarks from the book's creator; Biblical verses; lessons on grammar; notes on currency, and a "general list of the inhabitants... more
Sayre family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18146
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Family correspondence of descendants of Revolutionary War officer Maj. Pierson Sayre (1761-1852). Most numerous are letters, 1943-1946, from Marine Dobbs to Anna Roberta "Bertie" Vergin Ellis concerning their family. Also included are some 19th... more
Bayliffe, Anna Georgia, 1800 or 1801-1823
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz BND-MSS (Bayliffe, A.)
1 vol. (67 manuscript pages 92 total leaves many blank), 2 silhouette portrait paper cuttings, 19 cm; 1 vol. (67 manuscript pages 92 total leaves many blank), 2 silhouette portrait paper cuttings, 19 cm
Anna Georgia Bayliffe of Pickwick, Corsham, Wiltshire, England. She was the child of George Searle Bayliffe (1734-1813), deputy lieutenant for the county of Wiltshire, and his wife, Ann (née Banks). Anna Georgia died of typhus at age 22 on 27 June... more
Beeks, James Crisfield
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4830
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Beeks family papers consist mainly of personal correspondence. Also included are manuscripts, a commonplace book, a few photographs, and other personal miscellany. The bulk of the material dates between 1899-1928, and includes a letterpress... more
Laacke, Bertha
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1674
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Commonplace book titled "Poesie," maintained between 1868-1889. Includes pencil sketches and watercolor illustrations. In German.
Mayhew, Betsey
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1924
.46 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
Betsey Mayhew kept this commonplace book in 1806. Entries consist primarily of poetry
Chandler, Charles Frederick, 1836-1925
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 513
1 volume
Commonplace book kept, 1855-1856 in Berlin. Some of the verses are in German.
Smyth, Clifford, 1866-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2798
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Clifford Smyth was a literary critic and editor of the New York Times Book Review. The nature of Smyth's relationship to American actress, dramatist, and poet Anna Cora Ogden Mowatt Ritchie is unknown. Smyth's papers consist of letters from... more
Olcott, Euphemia M
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2289
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Euphemia M. Olcott lived in New York City. Collection consists of Olcott's correspondence, 1892-1911; her diary of a trip to Europe, 1902-1903; school notebooks and compositions, 1856-1860; and commonplace books, 1850-1920. Also included are items... more
Norton, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1836-1921
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2262
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Commonplace books created by Frank H. Norton containing memoranda, clippings, and notes relating to natural law, astronomy, mythology, the occult, and related ttopics
Harvey, Francis Joseph, b. 1897
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1341
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary and commonplace book in German entitled Erlebter und Erdachtes ein Vermächtnis von Dr. Franz Herz, dated at Wein, 1938. Included are autobiographical details, philosophical reflections, a list of his publications, and numerous family... more
Granbery, Henry
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 686
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
Commonplace book of Henry Granbery, which he titled "Select Pieces in Prose, Blank Verse and Poetry: From the most eminent writers / And also a few pieces of Poetry written by Gentlemen in Norfolk." He kept this volume in Norfolk, Virginia... more
Monnet, Jeanne
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2033
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Two commonplace books including manuscript drafts of a play entitled "Leaves in the Air...Fortune of the Air" written in 1935. Also includes a photograph of Monnet dated 1903.
Fletcher, John
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1030
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This commonplace book, created by John Fletcher in 1719, contains notes on heraldry, an argument concerning the day of Judgment, the life and history of Pocahontas, dialogues of the dead, notes of famous men, places and beings, and other topics.... more
Carpenter, Julia M. Wass
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Julia M. Wass Carpenter of Boston was the grandmother of Lilias Hazewell MacLane Seligmann. The papers consist of Carpenter's diaries of travel through the west and Mexico, and commonplace book of limericks with accompanying sketches. The diaries... more
Horton, R. G. (Rushmore G.), 1826-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6293
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Rushmore G. Horton (1826-1867) was editor of The Weekly Day Book (later the New-York Weekly Caucasian and the New-York Weekly Day-Book Caucasian), a New York City pro-slavery newspaper, as well the author of several publications, including The... more
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz Ms
1 volume (169 leaves, some blank)
Possibly put together by relatives of the Reverend John Leroux, Rector of Long Melford, Suffolk, who died in 1819. He had two children: George Wilson Leroux, an army officer who died in 1822 at the age of 27; and Louisa Mary Leroux, who died in... more
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz Ms
1 volume (18 leaves)
No compiler could be identified, but the content strongly suggests someone from Wales, likely connected to the clergy. Semi-stiff paste-paper covered notebook containing mostly poems, the bulk clearly copied from contemporary publications, a few... more
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz Ms
1 volume (60 leaves)
Bound manuscript volume written from both ends, titled "Poetry" on the recto of the first leaf. Contains original verses and poems copied from contemporary publicatons. Of the original works, most are signed "V. L.," and the majority of the... more
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
38 manuscript pages (20 total leaves), 32 cm; 38 manuscript pages (20 total leaves), 32 cm
Sewn notebook with semi-stiff marbled covers, containing over fifty poems and extracts in a single, neat, unidentified hand. The first sixteen pieces are copied from Elizabeth Anne Le Noir's Village Anecdotes (1804). Most of the other pieces are,... more