Hat

Hat

Date: 1850
Creator: unknown
Description: Hat of off-white wool yarn and beads. Hat is based on a fanchon style, consisting of a knitted, somewhat diamond-shaped piece to fit across top of head and extending down sides to the ears with wide off-white silk ribbon ties at end of extensions. Unlike a regular fanchon, which is solely of a piece of flat lace, this cap has a deep pile of the same wool yarn over the entire surface of the cap, each piece tipped with a cylindrical frosted white bead.
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Sunbonnet

Sunbonnet

Date: 1850
Creator: unknown
Description: Sunbonnet of black silk taffeta. The brim of the hat has 6 shirred hoops with deep padding in between, and a ruffled edge of the same fabric. At center back of neck, on the tail of the hat, is a flat bow of black silk taffeta, and the ties are of black silk taffeta ribbon. The crown is lined with brown glazed cotton fabric. The TFC thanks Rebecca Jumper Matheson for her research on this object.
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Flowers for a juvenile garland.

Flowers for a juvenile garland.

Date: [1850-1859]
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's gift book of short stories illustrated with woodcuts.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
The Development of a Critical Standard for the Novel in Fraser's Magazine, 1830-1850

The Development of a Critical Standard for the Novel in Fraser's Magazine, 1830-1850

Date: December 1972
Creator: Lively, Cheryl L.
Description: This thesis is concerned with establishing the nature of the critical standard which Fraser's Magazine, a Victorian journal, used in evaluating the artistic merit of current English novels. Eminent critics such as William Thackeray, Thomas Carlyle, and William Maginn were associated with the magazine during its early years of publication: thus, the early numbers contain some of its most valuable criticism. Because the English novel was in a period of transition in the decade of the 1840's and the years immediately preceding and following it, this study is confined to the twenty-year period from I830 to 1850. Imitative writers of romance and novels of manners were gradually being replaced with novelists concerned with social reform and with the artistic merit of the genre itself. Thackeray's and Maginn's associations with the magazine also occurred during this period, and their literary opinions are an important indication of the magazine's critical development.
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Mitts

Mitts

Date: [1850..1867]
Creator: unknown
Description: Pair of black cotton lace mitts. The wrist-length fingerless gloves are of hand-crocheted lace, in a wide mesh. Slight frill at wrist, and separate thumb. A narrow black ribbon is threaded through the cuff, one ribbon lacking.
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Joshua

Joshua

Date: 1853-1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Biography of Joshua, leader of the Children Of Israel after Moses. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Aaron

Aaron

Date: 1853-1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Biography of Aaron, first High Priest of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Miriam

Miriam

Date: 1853-1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Biography of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Isaac

Isaac

Date: 1853-1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Biography of Isaac, Patriarch of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Rhymes, for infant minds.

Rhymes, for infant minds.

Date: c.1850
Creator: unknown
Description: Mid-1800's children's book containing various poems with moral themes. Most deal with death of children, and how if they live right, they will go to heaven.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
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