Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Schoolbooks

My grandmother saved some of her father, Farl Stroud's, schoolbooks and they are now with my mother.  It's seems pretty amazing to look at books that were used in the 1870s and 1880s.  I'm so glad that someone didn't toss them thought ahead to preserving them for those of us who came along later. 

 Grammar treats of language is written on the left page.

This seems to list the initials of all the Stroud siblings.  Perhaps they all used this book.  

Farl has written "W. F. Stroud Book" on this - on the right side he has "when this you see, think of me."  On the left I can't quite make out all of it, but it's a phrase that runs along the same lines - with a doodle of  flowers?  Perhaps this was something like a yearbook or somewhere that his friends and fellow students signed remembrances.  

1 comment:

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