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1 I.R.L.W. BROWN 1905 CHARMING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF POETRY, OBSERVATIONS AND PERSONAL FEELINGS DEDICATED TO THIS 11 YEAR OLD DALLAS TEXAS BOY'S DARLING MOTHER AND FATHER
DALLAS TEXAS TX THE GOULD SCHOOL 1905 Good Manuscript 
On offer is an absolutely charming, original 1905 manuscript relic "Exercises" book of one young, 11 year old Texas boy's respect, admiration and gratitude to his parents. Handwritten by a boy who identifies himself as I.R.L.W. Brown of Dallas Texas attending the Gould School writes in the Preface found on page 17: "This little book is beautifully dedicated to My Darling Mother who has labored with me many days to make me what I am. She has worked eleven years more or less to make me a good, manly, religious, industrious, kind, gentle, and sweet boy. I will try to stay what she has made me and improve too. It is also dedicated to My Darling Father who has tried to make me the best kind of a boy too for more or less than eleven years. I have tried to find little things which might amuse or interest them." The 8 1/2" by 7", dated December 27, 1905 on the inside cover, contains 91 numbered pages contains headings such as Little Notes of Interest; Little conundrums and jokes; Proverbs; "Now Keel Right Over" (illustrations); The Star Spangled Banner; poems, and pages with drawings and/or cut-outs dedicated to each month of the year. The book, showing age with yellowing lined paper and wear to the cloth cover is, overall G. 
Price: 1295.99 USD
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