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Lizzie Ellis Bernard Copybook

Identifier: SC 00896

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Scope and Contents

Copybook of Lizzie Ellis Bernard of Rockwood, Orange Coounty and Petersburg, Virginia. The following description was provided by the seller: "There are several numbered pages where the writer has copied poems, lengthy essays, German language exercises, lists for home remedies, word puzzles, etc. She has also cut pages, cartoons and articles from newspapers and broadsides and glued them over existing hand-written work.... There is a newspaper piece with an image of a New Year's clock from 1887, and a broadside for the "Old Folks' Concert" dated 1886. There are also several entries with Lizzie Bernard's address as Petersburg, Virginia."


  • Creation: 1878-1887


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in January 2010.

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