By: MARIA L. BAKER, WILLIAM BAKER et al
SAVANNAH, GREENVILLE, BEAUFORT, GEORGIA, 1851
Seller ID: 0002327
On offer is a charming, though on the dark side, original pre-Civil War, ornate black leather friendship book from the pre-Confederate South with entries dated 1851 to 1858. The "Sacred Album" was a gift to a young woman named Miss Maria L. Baker, presented to her early 1850 by a Sister Mary Ann as inscribed on the front flyleaf. The book is a bit of an enigma; we note a rather poignant and touching personal poem penned by brother William concerning the loss of his sister among the first entries in 1851. We also note an entry referencing the death of 'Annie L.' Was William Maria's bro... View More...