Item #19698 Iowa Schoolgirl Handwritten English, Penmanship, and Arithmetic Notebooks c. 1880-1890. Iowa Women's Education.
Iowa Schoolgirl Handwritten English, Penmanship, and Arithmetic Notebooks c. 1880-1890
Iowa Schoolgirl Handwritten English, Penmanship, and Arithmetic Notebooks c. 1880-1890
Iowa Schoolgirl Handwritten English, Penmanship, and Arithmetic Notebooks c. 1880-1890
Iowa Schoolgirl Handwritten English, Penmanship, and Arithmetic Notebooks c. 1880-1890
Iowa Schoolgirl Handwritten English, Penmanship, and Arithmetic Notebooks c. 1880-1890
Iowa Schoolgirl Handwritten English, Penmanship, and Arithmetic Notebooks c. 1880-1890
Iowa Schoolgirl Handwritten English, Penmanship, and Arithmetic Notebooks c. 1880-1890

Iowa Schoolgirl Handwritten English, Penmanship, and Arithmetic Notebooks c. 1880-1890

Handwritten Journal

[Women's Education] Iowa Schoolgirl Handwritten Notebook Archive of 3 Notebooks. Iowa, 1880-1890. Notebooks range from 8" x 7" and 8" x 7.5". 146 pages total, many blank. Decorated pictorial wrappers. Three handwritten notebooks belonging to Belle Fraister of Iowa. Within these notebooks, she writes detailed notes for subjects including history, English, penmanship, and arithmetic. Based on the subjects she writes notes for, we believe she may be in late middle school, to early high school. In her designated history notebook, she details short historical summaries of various states, writing in part for Georgia, "Time - 1733", "Cause - Refuge for the poor and persecuted", "Place - Savannah", "People - English", "1752 - Geogia became the first Royal Province". She dedicates one notebook to practicing her penmanship, repeating many letters, words, and phrases. On one page, she writes phrases including "Promise little but do much" and "Union is strength", repeatedly. On another page, she practices the her calligraphy strokes. often in various scribbles. In another notebook, she intricately writes about grammar, pronunciation, inflection, pitch, synonyms, and more. One page features a small newspaper clipping highlighting the death of John G. Saxe, famous poet, lecturer, and attorney. Beneath this clipping is a brief written biography of John. All notebooks are bears stamps of the original stationary store. A detailed written account of a young schoolgirl's education in Iowa in the late 19th century, this archive is very good condition.

Item #19698

Price: $450.00