Monday, March 10, 2014

1904 Lucie S. Brown (Ballantyne) notebook

A small brown leather-bound notebook 6.5x8.25 was used by Lucie Brown Ballantyne in 1904 when she would have been 24-years-old and probably was used in her studying of elocution.  Elocution is defined by Merriam-Webster as "the study of how to speak clearly and in a way that is effective and socially acceptable."  The notebook, about 60 pages, is filled with her handwriting on every page except one which has a clipped poem entitled "Gran'mas."

Lucie, born May 23, 1880, is shown as a member of Phi Pi Alpha fraternity in the University of West Virginia 1902 yearbook; in the 1904 yearbook she is listed as a member of the Class of 1904.  She taught elocution at Marshall College in Huntington WV, after graduating, until she was married on December 4, 1906.
1904 Lucie Brown's Elocution Notebook

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