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1 AVIS MATHEW MORISON 1919 - 1923 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY THE CHARMING, LIVELY BRANCH LIBRARIAN OF MEMORIAL SQUARE LIBRARY
SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS 1919 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is the fascinating original manuscript diary of Miss Avis Mathew Morison a noted resident and for 31 years (1914 - 1945) the branch librarian at Memorial Square Library in Springfield, Massachusetts. Miss Morison was renowned for her collection of bookplates and beloved among the patrons of the Library. The five year diary has entries dating from 1919 through 1923 but has many later notations through to the 1950s. The first two years are full and the remaining three years to a much lesser extent. Avis was a woman of verve and charm as evidenced by her entries which besides her daily doings and goings include: extensive genealogy info including family tree with names, dates, births, deaths etc., handwritten poems; mottos; drawings; heraldic symbol; house plan diagram; notes etc., plus clippings and scraps: leaf, flower, photos, seating cards, recipes, remedies and personal correspondence. Collectors and historians of library arts, Massachusetts genealogy and history will be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable look at the life and times of this special woman. Avis also took rare care to record her family's genealogical information and background info on the person which may include manner of death, or some other intimate details. BIO NOTES: Miss Morison was the Great Niece of Mrs. Hannah Philbrook Adams (b. 1858, d.1935) and who married in 1878 to Boston cotton Broker, Phinehas Adams Jr. (the 11th) , the son of the Honorable Phinehas Adams (b. 1814), a very notable resident of Manchester, NH. Avis M. Morison graduated from the city library training class in 1911 & was appointed first assistant to Miss Effelene King of the city library's art department. Miss Morison was promoted to memorial square branch librarian in 1914 and retired in 1945. She started collecting bookplates during the late 19th century & into the first half of the 20th century. In addition to her work as a librarian Miss Morison travelled extensively throughout the United States, Europe & The Orient. The collection includes bookplates from notable & famous people. This premium Fine Line leather book is overall G+. 
Price: 2255.99 USD
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