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COLLECTION Identifier: A/B873lu

Autograph book of Lucy Brooks, 1827-1829


Autograph book of Lucy Brooks, containing quotations, recipes, etc.


  • 1827-1829

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Lucy Brooks Harding as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

Collection consists of one volume mainly used as an autograph book and contains prose entries written by a number of friends and/or family members regarding religion, friendship, beauty, virtue, etc. While a few entries are signed and dated, many are only initialed or do not contain the names of their authors at all. Statements may be original, but it is suspected that some may have been copied from other sources. Several recipes for various types of cakes and breads are also included in the volume. Many pages are blank.


Lucy Brooks Harding was born in Harwich, Massachusetts, in 1792 to Ebenezer and Tamesin Brooks. In 1830 she married Eanock E. Harding, a farmer from Chatham, Massachusetts, and they eventually settled in Harwich. Lucy Brooks Harding died of palsy in Harwich, Massachusetts, in 1866.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 91-M40

The autograph book of Lucy Brooks was given to the Schlesinger Library by Robert G. Davis in March 1991.

Processing Information

Processed: March 1991

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: July 2020

By: Mark Vassar

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Elsie Rodd Fund in the Schlesinger Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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