- Call number
- MssCol 86
- Physical description
- 1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
- American nineteenth-century commonplace books collection, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Collection of commonplace books consists of volumes containing entries written by the owners of the books, their friends, families, and acquaintances. Collected by young American women and one man in the 19th century, entries consist chiefly of quotations, poems, drawings, or autographs. Most entries are signed and dated and the place is often noted. Some books contain insertions, such as dried flowers, drawings or letters.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, Wormser, 1936
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328