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M-544 Ried, Martha Friendship Album

ABSTRACT: Friendship album for Martha Ried.

SCOPE: This album is filled with autographs from the friends of Martha M. Ried. The first inscription indicates the album was a gift from Matilda J. Ried, likely Martha’s mother. The autographs, which are dated between 1863 and the 1890s, include original sentiments in addition to some popular contemporary poetry. Several of the signers list residences in Illinois, Nebraska, and Indiana. The pages also include five engravings of women and a few mementos, such as a ribbon for an annual convention in Danville, Illinois. The red covers are labeled “The Souvenir Album” and feature a gilt design.

EXTENT: Approximately 88 pages.

ACCESS: This collection can be viewed on-site in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and other access restrictions. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

PREFERRED CITATION: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."