Guide to the Sarah Sharp School Exercise Book MS.M.028

Finding aid prepared by Zoe MacLeod
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2012


Title: Sarah Sharp school exercise book
Identifier/Call Number: MS.M.028
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 box)
Date: 1834
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: This collection comprises a school exercise book (titled "Day Book"), dated September 22, 1834, and authored by Sarah Sharp of West Chester, Pennsylvania. The entries in the exercise book are purportedly based on names, addresses, and transactions used in a general store day book. The book has illustrated paper covers and 34 pages of handwritten material.
Creator: Sharp, Sarah

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Sarah Sharp School Exercise Book. MS-M028. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2004.

Processing History

Processed by Zoe MacLeod, 2012.

Historical Background

Sarah Sharp was a young woman attending school in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1834.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises a school exercise book (titled "Day Book"), dated September 22, 1834, and authored by Sarah Sharp of West Chester, Pennsylvania. The entries in the exercise book are purportedly based on names, addresses, and transactions used in a general store day book. The book has illustrated paper covers and 34 pages of handwritten material.
The front cover has a vignette of a young woman in a woodland glade holding a lyre, below this is Congreve's "Music has charms to soothe the savage breast..." all within a border of gothic ornaments. The back cover shows two horsemen within a decorative ruled border galloping beside a stream with the front figure firing a flintlock pistol.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sharp, Sarah -- Archives
Exercise books.
General stores.
School notebooks