Book submission: The Works of Shakespeare

Title: The Works of Shakespeare
Author: Shakespeare, William
Publication date: New York, 1853
Library: Alderman Library, University of Virginia
Call number: PR2753 .C75 1853
Submitted by: Andrew Stauffer
Traced hands on the rear free end-paper of an 1853 copy of the Works of William Shakespeare, with schoolgirl Miriam Trowbridge’s teasing inscription, “Ruthie Whitehead’s ugly hand – Oh! No, I mean beautiful one –” The girls seem to have been outlining each other’s hands in their textbook, while at Madame Chegary’s fashionable boarding school in New York, where they were classmates of Constance Fenimore Woolson.

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