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COLLECTION Identifier: A/B884

Commonplace book of S.A. Browne, 1871?


Commonplace book, possibly created by S.A. Browne.


  • Creation: 1871


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by S.A. Browne 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 commonplace book, kept by a young woman from Massachusetts who traveled to, and possibly studied at, Oberlin College. Entries include lists of names (fellow students?), class titles, expenditures, accounts of trips between Charlestown and Oberlin by carriage, recipes, health remedies, history questions, excerpts re: poet Thomas Hood, etc. "S.A. Browne, 39 Decatur St. Charlestown, Mass." is written in ink at the bottom of the first page. It is possible this is the creator of the book, but this information cannot be verified. No one with that name, nor with any close variant, studied at Oberlin College in the 19th century.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2018-M42

The commonplace book of S.A. Browne was acquired from Ben Kinmont in March, 2018.

Processing Information

Processed: March 2018

By: Anne Engelhart.

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.


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