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Commonplace book of Edith A. Vernon, 1859-1901

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0114

Scope and Contents

This interesting piece of Edinburgh educational history is a commonplace book composed in two periods, 1856 and from 1891-1901, from the teacher training college at Dairy House, Edinburgh and probably the Edinburgh Institution For The Education Of Young Ladies at 23, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.
1856 entries make up a leavers book with a charming large collection of signed and dated entries of verse quotations, well-wishes and original prose/verse in English, German & French from school colleagues.
Entries from 1891 onwards are in the hand of Edith Vernon and are primarily literary quotations from Shakespeare, English poetry and 19th century English & American literature.

Dates

  • 1859-1901

Creator

Language of Materials

English, French, German

Physical Description

8vo, c.88 ff (of which c.11 blank). Original blind-stamped plumcoloured cloth (corners bumped), flat spine (one small chip and a couple of very small patches of wear to upper joint), gilt upper cover titling in gothic script).

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Extent

1 volume

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2018. Accession no SC-Acc-2018-0114.

Physical Description

8vo, c.88 ff (of which c.11 blank). Original blind-stamped plumcoloured cloth (corners bumped), flat spine (one small chip and a couple of very small patches of wear to upper joint), gilt upper cover titling in gothic script).

Processing Information

Catalogued in July 2018 by Aline Brodin, using information from the seller.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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