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Sargeannt, Harriett

Harriett Sargeannt commonplace book.

England, circa 1830.
Physical Description:
1 volume (168 pages) : illustrations (engravings, watercolors) ; 24 x 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PN6245.S27 C66 1830
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Pagination: [9], 8-48, [2], 50-62, [3], 65-158, [6] pages. The volume includes a list of prints and their corresponding page number at the front. Some of the pages are numbered in black ink, but numbering is not consistent throughout.
Title devised by cataloger.
Bound in contemporary gilt- and blind-tooled red morocco, with gilt edges and "Album" in gilt on the front cover.
Manuscript commonplace book compiled by Harriett Sargeannt. The volume contains poems, essays, epistles, quotes, and excerpts from plays, novels, and newspaper articles. Many of the entries are accompanied by an engraving that has been pasted into the volume or a watercolor drawing of a flower. A number of the entries and engravings appear to be from contemporary gift books, including the Anniversary edited by Allan Cunningham; the Bijou: an Annual of Literature and the Arts; and the Amulet: a Christian and Literary Remembrancer edited by Samuel Carter Hall. The entries are often signed at the end with Sargeannt's initials or with her first name and last initial. The last page of the volume is signed with her name in full, possibly spelled as "Harriett Sargeannt, Old Brompton, August 19th 1830."
Subject Terms:
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788.
Gift books.
Sargeannt, Harriett.
Commonplace books.
Engravings (prints)
Cunningham, Allan, 1784-1842. Anniversary, or poetry and prose for MDCCCXXIX.
Hall, S. C. (Samuel Carter), 1800-1889. Amulet.

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