Title: Handwritten Commonplace Book of Research for the Spencer Family, and earlier notes, June 20th, 1851
Author: Spencer Family
A manuscript commonplace book of research for the Spencer Family, with additional earlier notes included, dating from 1851, and written in a flowing script of the Victorian era. This book is neatly bound in a contemporary vellum binding.
The manuscript itself covered a very wide spectrum of subjects and asks several questions, with certain notes appearing to be written in Latin for some inexplicable reason.
Some interesting subjects in particular include a page on suicide, one on the shipwreck of George Jcholes’ voyage, another on the chief causes of infidelity, and more.
There are also several pages dedicated to deceased members of the Spencer family, such as William, Mary, Jackson, and others.
There is a note enclosed with a note dated June 20th, 1851
One vellum bound commonplace manuscript in quarto, 64 numbered pages, 66 blank pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with wear and rubbing at the corners and spine. There is little to no foxing or staining throughout.