Knight Family Scrapbook 1878-1894
Scope and Content Note
This scrapbook measured 25 x 18 x 3.5 cm. The binding of burgundy cloth stamped with black and gold decorative embellishments is in very poor condition. The pages are numbered and reputedly have self-adhesive gummed lines. Inside the front cover is a paper label touting “Mark Twain’s Adhesive Scrap book patented June 24, 1873. Published by Slote, Woodman and Co. 119 and 121 William St. New York. Directions. Use but little moisture and only on the gummed lines, press the scrap on without wetting it.” On the opposite page is the handwritten mature signature of Ada D. Knight Haddonfield N.J. June 10th 1878; along with three purple ink stamps from R.W. Knight’94 So. Bethlehem, Pa. The spine, front and back covers are totally separated from the scrap book pages which are intact. A number of pages have been removed. It is a personal collection of poetry, humorous articles, obituaries, photographs of Bethlehem localities and personalities, Lehigh University news, and invitations to Lehigh University events.
- Majority of material found within 1893-1894
- Ida D. Knight (Person)
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This is a scrapbook started possibly by a mother or sister, Ida D. Knight in 1878 from Haddonfield, N.J. and continued by son or brother. The son, Richard W. Knight [originally from Camden, N.J.] from South Bethlehem, Pa., was a member of Lehigh University’s civil engineering department Class of 1894. One of the newspaper articles indicates that Richard Knight was involved with a church in Camden, N.J. (see Page 55). As a student at Lehigh University, Mr. Knight was a member of the Engineering Society and Tennis Club.
1 book, .25 linear feet
Language of Materials
This scrapbook is a vintage example of a nineteenth century tradition known as a common book, a personal collection of interesting newspaper articles such as poetry, local news, obituaries, photographs, and souvenirs of events.
Organization of the Content
There appears to be a chronological arrangement of material.
No additions anticipated.
- Knight Family Scrapbook 1878-1894
- William Ying
- September 23, 2013
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