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Mary Titus friendship album of poems

Identifier: SC 01836

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Content Description

This collection contains one book housed in original black leather boards with the word "Autographs" on the cover. The book contains eighteen handwritten entries from Pennsylvania and Virginia for Mary Titus. Entries include poems, short messages, or essays.


  • Creation: 1859-1892

Conditions Governing Access

The 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 reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

The friendship album owned by Mary Titus, a young woman from nineteenth century Virginia. The inscriptions are from Reading, Pennsylvania; Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Manassas, Virginia; Middlesex County, Virginia; and Richmond, Virgina. Friendship albums contained entries from aquaintances.


0.1 Linear Feet (One Hollinger box (12.5in x 6.5in))



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with the Molly Elliot Seawell Endowment.

Processing Information

The collection received container level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions and acquisitions to the collection.

Guide to the Mary Titus friendship album of poems
Kendall McKinley
2023 March
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository