Guide to the Anonymous copybook of sermons, fables and letters, 1750-1760 MS 224
The left inside cover of this copybook contains a label which bears what appears to be a coat of arms with the words “Factis Dictis Que Merere” on a banner under the shield. The name “John Grubb” appears at the bottom of the label, suggesting that he was the original owner/creator of this copybook. Copybooks were often used in the 18th century to practice penmanship.The place where this copybook was produced is unknown.
This copybook contains handwritten sermons, fables, and letters. Included are: “A letter concerning a consumption,” “The Ambitious Man punished,” Useful and Amusing Conversations,” Useful and wholesome Reflections,” “Reflections on Voltaire’s Semiramis,” “Reflections on our dying Saviour’s Prayer upon the Cross,” and more. The copybook totals 523 pages.
This material is open for research.
Conditions Governing Access
Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish material from the Anonymous copybook, 1750-1760 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
Anonymous copybook of sermons, fables and letters, 1750-1760, MS 224, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
This copybook was a gift donated by Mrs. H. Armour Munson in March of 1952.
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