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19th Century autograph book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0593

Scope and Contents

Laura's book includes hand written signatures, poems, verses, messages and drawings by the Jewish Community between 1875 - 1895. Among the contents are two original sheet music from Baltimore's composers John Schomann and John Linhard. The book also has signatures by Miss Jennie Putzel, a Baltimore choir singer, and Louis Lauer, who had imigrated to America from Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. It also has a long poem written by Joseph Sigmund (born 1856) who was in the advertising business.


  • Creation: 1875-1895

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

This is an Autograph Book belonging to 'Laura' from Baltimore, dated 1875 - 1895. From the 15th century to 19th century it was common to have an book for collecting signatures, poems, drawings and personal messages from friends and family.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

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Part of the Special Collections Repository

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