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Autograph Books



Morning Glory Collects…


vintage
collections we enjoy buying and sharing

Vintage Autograph Books &
Diaries


From friends and family, autographs, rhymes and sayings fill these
little books and
reflect the times from which they came.
The lovely calligraphy is also a draw for those of us who collection
these charming bits of history.






AUTOGRAPH book, Myra E Cole,
15th birthday, 1881. View
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Album Oct 10th, 1881 Norwalk, Ohio
"Remember me as ever your friend."
Autograph album with sea shell motif.







AUTOGRAPH book, burgundy cover
with hummingbird and flowers, to Cora from Fannie Christmas 1882, KY.
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To Cora from Fannie Christmas 1882, KY

Franklin, Ky





AUTOGRAPH book with urn and
drapery design cover, Susan Frances Stahl, 1883.
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Autograph Book, Susan Frances Stahl 1883
Oct. 29th, 1885 page ornamented with a hand holding roses.
Vase of flowers Victorian scrap.




VICTORIAN 1840-60s handwritten diary with paintings, Gouveneur, NY.
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"SOUVENIR of Lake George and It’s
Islands"
, an original watercolor dated 1845. #a28676

"IN HOC SIGNO" dated All Saint’s
Day, 1863. #a28676






AUTOGRAPH book with bird and
leaves cover, 1880s. View
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March 6, 1889 Whitehall, NY "I’ve looked these pages o’er and o’er to see what others wrote before,
And in this little lovely spot, I’ll here inscribe ‘forget-me-not’".
October 18th, 1888



AUTOGRAPH book, Carrie L.
Elliott, Mass, 1860-1930s.
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"A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 1903-4" Westminster, Mass.





"On this leaf in my memory pressed
May my name forever rest."
Feb. 26th, 1860

"Presented to Carrie L. Elliott from her friend Mrs. Thompson."

Page illustrated with a hut under trees.




KEEPSAKE brown with silver trim
autograph book, 1870s. View
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"May the bright hopes of life ever attend you." "Ever your friend, Jan. 4, 1879"



AUTOGRAPH book, brown cover gold
lettering, Ella, 1876.
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"Autographs."
"Woman, in our hours of ease, uncertain, coy & hard to please,
But when anguish racks our brow, a ministering angel, thou."
August 2, 1880
"O! love is to the human heart what sunshine is to flowers,
And friendship is the fairer thing in this cold world of ours."



AUTOGRAPH book, brown cover gold
lettering, 1877. View
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Feb. 6th, 1877
"When this you see, remember me."
"May your life be long and happy, may your deeds be good and true,
May you never get cross or sappy, Or like this paper, blue."
August 8th, 1877



AUTOGRAPH book, Lola
Conrad, Fenton, 1879. View
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Fenton, Feb. 6th, 1880 Fenton, August 14th, 1888
"Oh fair and happy by thy way, the skies all bright above thee,
And fairer every coming day to thee and those that love thee."





AUTOGRAPH book, illustrated
cover, Miss Edna Beck, Christmas 1880.
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"Presented to Miss Edna Beck, Christmas 1890, December 25th." New Haven, Ohio
Sept. 16th, 1893





AUTOGRAPH book, boy and girl
gardening on cover, Mary Pressea, Indiana, 1895.
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Autographs with boy and girl reading on flyleaf. Summons, Indiana
Jan. 1, 1895



June 22nd, 1896
"Remember me in all your wishes,Remember me when doing dishes,
And if the water is too hot, Put in a sweet forget-me-not."
Cherub Victorian scrap.

Lawrenceville, Indiana Oct. 29th, 1896
"As sure as comes your wedding day, A broom to you I’ll send,
In sunshine use the bushy part, In storm the other end."




VICTORIAN 1901 to 1926 autograph
book with sage green velvet cover and metal lettering.
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"I’m glad you are a little girl and have the afternoon for play"

"May there be just enough cloud in your life to make a glorious sunset."




AUTOGRAPH book with brown
leather cover, "Fuzzy", Catskills High, 1924.
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"Pick up the glove, drop the "g",
what is left I give to thee."
Camp Andrie Girl Scout



AUTOGRAPH book, green cover,
Suzanne Ruth Hagge, Y.S.H.S., 1926.
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Suzanne Ruth Hagge, Y.S.H.S. "When the golden sun is sinking and your heart from care is free,
When of others you are thinking, won’t you sometimes think of me?" ’26







AUTOGRAPH brown leather textured
autograph book, Virginia Hackett, 109 West Clay Ave, Rosille Park, NJ, 1926.
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To Virginia Hackett, 109 West Clay Ave., Roselle Park, NJ
"If found wandering, please send home."
"When you get married, and Davey gets wise, just put up your dukes and black
his eyes." June 24, 1926
Doodle of a woman with her rolling pin.







AUTOGRAPH book, "My School Day
Autobiography", Maureen Van Buskirk, Azle, Texas, 1936.
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"Schoolday memories bring back pleasant thoughts of happy hours spent in
work and play."
"My teachers."







AUTOGRAPH book, Maureen Van
Buskirk, Central Junior High, Class of 1937-38.
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"School-day memories
Class of 1937-38"
"Here’s to candy, here’s to cake, here’s to a boy with a Ford V-8".
"May there be just enough clouds in your life to make a glorious sunset."