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Shearer Cottage, American, founded 1903  Search this
book paper, printing ink, cardboard and book cloth (textile material)
H x W x D: 12 1/8 × 7 3/4 × 1 1/4 in. (30.8 × 19.7 × 3.2 cm)
journals (accounts)
Place used:
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
A hardcover Standard Blank Book No. 66, with the word "JOURNAL" printed across the front cover at an angle. The book's cover is a light tan color, with a simple scrolled, printed trim in grey on the front cover, back cover, and spine. At the bottom of the spine is printed "66/ J/ 500." Triangular pieces of maroon cloth are adhered to all four cover corners.
The book was produced with 500 pages, although this particular journal only goes until p. 496 because the last few pages have been torn out. In use are pages 1 - 78, and 485 - 496. In between pages 78 - 485, the journal is blank. The journal was used to record "to do" lists, accounting, deposits, and other notes.
Recorded in this journal are the following:
pp. 1-2: names and addresses
p. 3: notes dated July 1969
p. 4: blank
pp. 5 - 78: notes ranging forward in date from June 1958 (p. 5) - September 1971 (p. 78).
p. 79 - 484: blank
pp. 106 - 107: there is a phone bill inserted between these pages
pp. 118 - 119: there is a blank piece of notepaper inserted between these pages
pp. 496 - 485: running backwards in time, notes from 1960 - 1971
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Shearer Family
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture