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Sena Ann Enos friendship album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0993

Content Description

Friendship album of Sena Ann Enos, of DeRuyter, NY. The contents consist of poetic notes of affection written to Sena Ann from both female and male friends when she was between 16 and 21 years of age. All inscriptions appear to predate her 1839 marriage. Two hand-colored floral illustrations are included in the album alongside text. Two written essays of a philosophical nature are included in the album; the name D. D. Wells is associated with them. One is undated, while the other is dated January 2, 1849. While D. D. Wells does not appear in the friendship album, there are inscriptions in the album from several others with the same surname.


  • Creation: 1834 - 1849
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1834 - 1839


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

Sena Ann Enos was born February 17, 1818 at DeRuyter, NY, and died September 7, 1907 at Westerly, RI. She married Charles H. Maxson in 1839.

Source: "The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 63, No 37, p. 1021, September 16, 1907.


0.09 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (11 x 9 x 1.5 inches))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Eclectibles in March 2020.

Processing Information

Processed in February 2024 by Jenelle Clark.

Guide to the Sena Ann Enos friendship album
Jenelle Clark
February 2024
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Repository Details

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