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From the Archives: Cecelia Sylvester's autograph album

Cecelia Davies Sylvester Autograph Book

Creator: Cecelia Davies Sylvester

Creation date(s): 1863-1921

Genre: Autograph album

Physical description: 100 pages : illustrations ; 20 x 17 cm

Description: This autograph album, created in San Francisco, CA, and Victoria, BC, belonged to Cecelia Davies Sylvester. Sylvester (1848-1935) was born in Sydney, Australia, grew up in San Francisco, and then moved to Victoria, BC, in 1863. In Victoria, she was a founding member of the local Jewish congregation. Sylvester was a life-long scrapbooker and album-maker, and this volume contains autographs and inscriptions from Sylvester’s friends and family. Some pages also include pasted-in chromolithography die-cuts.

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