Scope and Contents
Mid-nineteenth century valentines. Both are ivory colored and lacy in design and texture. One (n.d.) is heart-shaped with a purse-like attachment that opens to read, "I'll share with thee thy sorrow And thou thy joy with me." The other (1862) is rectangular-shaped and decorated with ribbon and fabric. It shows a young woman in a garden setting; the handwritten inscription reads "I received this Valentine feb 14 1862 A. L. C." These may have been sent anonymously, as neither is signed by its sender.
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Collection is open for research.
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Language of Materials
Mid-nineteenth century valentines. Both are ivory colored and lacy in design and texture.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Julian Mason, 1998. [NOTE: a former UNC Charlotte student, now deceased, gave these valentines to Dr. Mason (UNCC professor of English emeritus) during the 1970s. Their origin is uncertain but may be local.]
Processed by Randy Penninger, August, 1999.
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- Randy Penninger
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