St. Michael's and Zion Lutheran Church Pew Register and Index  [1770s?], 1834-1853
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Collection Scope and Content Note

The Eleanor I. Moss autograph book contains 54 pages of poems, proverbs, engravings, and manuscript drawings and sketches. Moss's acquaintances contributed poems and extracts in the late 1820s, on subjects such as friendship, nature, and religion. Some entries are dedicated to "Ellen." "Caroline W." wrote a poem entitled "Thoughts by a sailor" (page 13), and "Life" (attributed to Byron) was copied with gold ink (page 39). Pages 108-109 and 115 have proverbs and prose passages with moral advice, dated 1845. The volume includes hand-drawn sketches and illustrations. Several engravings are pasted in. Most illustrations depict buildings in the British isles and country scenes.

Printed Illustrations and Engravings

  • Couple under an arch (page 1)
  • Dublin Castle (page 7)
  • Two men and a woman, colored (page 11)
  • Quarry Hill, Kent (page 11)
  • Building by a body of water (page 21)
  • Castle Acre Castle, Norfolk (page 29)
  • Castle by a body of water (page 49)
  • Stone building and cemetery (page 61)

Hand-drawn Illustrations

  • Open book (page 3)
  • Boy holding paper (page 7)
  • Bird, colored (page 59)
  • People on a bridge, next to a man in a small boat, colored (page 63)
  • Various flowers (page 122-125)
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