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From the Archives: English 19th century autograph album

English 19th Century Autograph Scrapbook

Creator: Unknown

Creation date(s): 1828-1859

Genre: Autograph album

Physical description: 1 volume (unpaginated) ; 29 x 22 x 2 cm

Description: Not much is known about the origin of this celebrity autograph album. It features a collection of autographs from a variety of English notables: for example, Wellington, Peel, Palmerston. Disraeli, and Cruikshank. The album contains an index and is constructed using a commercially made scrapbook album with colourful pages. It is likely that the album’s creator collected autographs after requesting them through the mail.

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