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Mary C. Gould friendship album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-1015

Content Description

This friendship album belonged to Mary C. Gould of Baltimore. Inside are poems and other messages from Gould's family and friends, the bulk of which are from P. Roman Steck, whom she later married in 1846. Two of Steck's messages to Mary are encoded, and one poem dated January 1842 seems to indicate that the two would soon be married, although their wedding would not occur until May 1846. Some pages include hand-colored engravings. The album also includes loose newspaper clippings of poetry and a floral needlepoint design that reads "Love."


  • Creation: 1841 January 2-1845 May 18
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1841 - 1842


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.


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 April 2015.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jenelle Clark in April 2024.

Guide to the Mary C. Gould friendship album
Jenelle Clark
April 2024
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA