Commonplace book of Caroline Meyer : autograph manuscript
- Germany, 1786-1823
- Physical description
- 182 pages (10 blank) : paper ; 20 x 17 cm
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|MSS CODEX 1322||In-library use|
- Meyer, Caroline.
- Commonplace book filled with handwritten transcripts from books, newspapers and magazines. Included are letters (probably mostly parts of epistolary novels), poems and prose passages. A multi-page text "From Faramonds family history. Daily rules of conduct given by a Catholic pastor" is followed by excerpts from Blum's New Walks, an Intelligence Sheet (a letter from a mother to her daughter a few days before her marriage), some from Sophie de la Roche, transcripts from women's magazines (Frauenzimmermagazin, Neue Magazin für Frauenzimmer), several paragraphs of Knigge, two poems on the death of Clemens Maria Joseph Duke of Saxony, as well as several other poems, spells and prose texts. Most entries seem to come from the same hand, only a few from others. [From dealer description]
- Beginning date
- Ending date
- Ms Codex
- Title devised by cataloger
- The ownership note "Carolina Meijer" on the first sheet with the year  86
- The last entry on page  with the addition: "Written by L. on New Year's Day 1823"
- Binding: contemporary half-calf over marbled boards
- This is a much later miscellany or common book of a German woman who wrote down passages from books, newspapers, and other sources. A great source of information for anyone looking at reading habits and practices in the early 19th century in middle-class German circles. [Note from curator Kathleen Smith]
- Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use
- Cite as
- Commonplace book of Caroline Meyer (MSS Codex 1322). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California
- This material is believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use
- Purchase, 2019. Accession 2020-317
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