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Commonplace Book

Identifier: Mss. MsV Co8

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Scope and Contents

Commonplace book of an unknown person. Contains an index entitled "An Account of all ye Heads or [sitter] in this Commonplace book" with a 1719 date. Vellum cover.  244 pages.


  • Creation: 1718

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0.10 Linear Feet

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Physical Description

71/4" x 6"

Guide to the Commonplace Book
Anne Johnson.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository