Student's album amicorum, kept over the period of a decade by Hermann Werner. Contents include 9 colored coats of arms, half-page colored scene of puttos, and a small sketch. The earliest entries appear to be from Stadthagen, including those of the 13-year-old Count Julius zu Holstein-Schaumburg (d. 1601) and of the Klencke family, whose members Ludolf, Wilken, and Theodor sign with Latin quotations and a full-page coat of arms. Late-Renaissance humanist friendship album from Northern Germany, including several noted representatives of local scholarship, politics and nobility.
A printed edition of Andrea Alciati's "Emblemata" that has been made into an album amicorum [autograph book] by a German student of Ingolstadt University. 220 woodcut emblems in borders from the original text (published in Lyon, France) are interleaved with approximately 75 autograph entries, some on both sides of a leaf, almost all with large coats-of-arms, dated between 1558-1560. Many of the emblems and nearly all of the autograph entries have been hand-colored.
Extracts from Henri Estienne's Comicorum graecorum sententiae, with translations into Latin by Estienne and Egenolff, and into German. Each group is followed by blank pages containing ms. sentiments, usually signed and dated.
Viennese and Southern German friendship album from the late 16th and early 17th century. German manuscript on paper. 40 ff. (1 folding) with 46 coats of arms in colours and gilt, mostly full page. Most of the entries are from Vienna, and a few others from Augsburg, Komorn (Komárom), Raab (Györ), and Regensburg. The names of the contributors and their arms are almost exclusively those of commoners, many of which were probably colleagues of Ölhans, including Ahaim, Dietl, Mardl, Perleb, Perschaw, Rittersdorffer, Schoenberg, and Zaiminger, but also the Barons Bartholomaeus and Paul zu Egkh und Hungersbach as well as the noble family of Wolzogen. Near the end the album contains a curious allegorical drawing captioned in Italian.
Extensive album with 46 inked portrait silhouettes, one of them with a small watercolour and one small pencil drawing. Altogether the album contains 99 handwritten entries from the years 1775 to 1780 (mostly Bremen) and 1780 to 1784 (mostly Göttingen)
Liber amicorum of a Westphalian physician named Brüning, containing 198 dedicatories by friends, mainly medicine students among whom is listed the famous German anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840). His text in praise of Brüning is dated 1770 and was redacted in Iena where he was studying medicine.
Consists of a dedication leaf, 305 numbered p., and an unnumbered index of 23 p., bound in an 18th cent. leather binding. Each p. consists of a ms. inscription, most signed and dated, with the dates ranging from 1774 to 1784. Inscriptions are in Greek, Latin, German, French, Dutch, Italian and English. A 20th century person writing in German has annotated some of the entries in pencil. He notes on the upper fly-leaf that there are 242 entries, of which 38 are by noteworthy persons. The 1st p. of the index has: "Register ergänzt 2/8 Jan. 1923 G. Meyer." The bookplate of the Janus Foundation San Francisco is mounted on the upper pastedown.
Commonplace book filled with handwritten transcripts from books, newspapers and magazines. Included are letters (probably mostly parts of epistolary novels), poems and prose passages. A multi-page text "From Faramonds family history. Daily rules of conduct given by a Catholic pastor" is followed by excerpts from Blum's New Walks, an Intelligence Sheet (a letter from a mother to her daughter a few days before her marriage), some from Sophie de la Roche, transcripts from women's magazines (Frauenzimmermagazin, Neue Magazin für Frauenzimmer), several paragraphs of Knigge, two poems on the death of Clemens Maria Joseph Duke of Saxony, as well as several other poems, spells and prose texts. Most entries seem to come from the same hand, only a few from others.
Two apparently unrelated volumes, however they are similar and probably representative of the time and place. One belonging to G.C.W. Poemer von Dippoltsdorf of Nuremberg, the other also with Nuremberg entries as well as from Fürth and Augsburg. Both are beautifully illustrated and calligraphed. The album belonging to Dippoltsdorf has many entries by military people
Album amicorum with 63 entries of poetry, mostly in German, with a few in English and French. Contains 11 pen or pencil drawings, mostly accentuated with color. Among the numerous entries are those of A. Kornhas, M. Agnes, Josepha Rauch, Th. Knöpfler, M. Angéle, Mary Agnes, Louise Vogl, F. Widmann, Hassler R., Fanny Schneider, Marthe Wicky, Noémie, Bertha Fasold, Godwin Sequin, Mizi Frohm, Louise Weber, Betty Dorner, Lina Stichel, Carla Luckmann, Amèlie Angele, Marie Schamm, Wally Zoller, Claudine Grübler, E. Kispert, Marie Pischl, Julie Kofler, Bertha Kofler, Clementine Wittmann, Marie Bodmaier, Auguste Salzmann, Vittoria Frizzi, Maria von Geismar, Lina Thomm, Alina Salzmann, Monika Forstner, Ida Haldenwang, Albertine Vogl, Emma Steidle, Emily Prunner, Elisa Beck, Lina Sitmara, Bertha Hofmann, Elise Felber, K. Sichmann, and Emma Wickel.
A Stammbuch (or album amicorum) belonging to Emilie Delling. Presented in an elaborate folding dark green half leather case with contemporary if not original spine and parts, giving owner (E. Delling) and titled, "Reminiscenz." Contemporary marbled slipcase. Approximately 80 individual leaves with entries, about 15 illustrations with 6 watercolors and watercolor vignettes, 3 embroidered pictures, 4 applied curly hair examples, pencil drawing, etc. Sheets measure approximately 10 x 16.5 cm. Entries range from 1831-1840. Numerous sayings and artistic expressions of friends from the town of Meerane in the northwest of the district of Zwickau in Saxony, including autographs, very pretty young ladies with a watercolor drawing of a round table under a large willow, one figure playing a mandolin while a young man hides behind a bush watching.
Album amicorum for a woman named Hedwig consists of 21 entries, of which 5 have ink sketches on rectos. Entries signed in Graz, Linz and Salzburg. Notable entries include an ink sketch of a farmhouse in the mountains by a Josef Kogl and a small watercolor sketch of the monastery and castle of Nonnberg, near Salzburg, signed by Josef von Bechinie in Nonntal.
Album of a member of the military, probably of Lieutenant Hugo Visconti "in the 47th Lin (ien) Infanterie Regimente", named on the finely calligraphed sheet of paper used here as the title. The contributors are almost exclusively women, including his sister, who asks God that he should not make her brother happy in the "distance", but "soon lead back to our fatherland and into the arms" of his "sister Hermine" , dated Karlsruhe, March 13, 1836. The attached water-color plan, apparently cut from a larger sheet, shows the floor plan of the Karlsruhe Cadet Institute and its green spaces opposite the Botanical Garden. This section of the plan bears the year 1826. Visconti probably came from Karlsruhe, was trained at this institute and was transferred to Padua in 1836. In the period up to 1840 he must have done military service in Croatia. He seems to have made various female acquaintances, some of which have been immortalized in his album. Only one sheet comes from the military context, with an entry and pen drawing showing a maneuver with cavalrymen and a closed infantry line.
A late Victorian, early Edwardian England album amicorum featuring the friends and family of Enid Lucy Pease Robinson reflecting on their "favorites." Each album page features two pre-printed "My Favorite" forms, which provide a cut-out window for a photograph and a grid with 21 slots, one per topic, arranged in 7 rows, 3 across to be completed for: "My Favorite--Poet/ Poem/ Composer/ Song/ Artist/ Picture/ Author/ Book/ Hero in fiction/ Heroine in fiction/ Historical hero/ Historical heroine/ Study/ Amusement/ Flower/ Color/ Animal/ Musical Instrument/ Proverb/ Quotation/ Motto." Respondents include 31 young women born between 1876 and 1886, the majority between 1881-1883, who comprise two thirds of the subjects. Enid herself is represented in the album in three photos, taken at ages 16, 18 and 21, each time varying her answers to "My Favorites." Totals 44 records for all 42 subjects and 33 for the 31 female subjects, all but one of whom were in late adolescence or early womanhood, and whose median age was 18, at the time they dated their individual records variously between 1897 and 1903. The remaining 11 subjects comprise older men and women, among them Enid's parents and six members of the Hanbury family, including Cecil Hanbury, MP
Seven alba amicorum (or "stammbuchkassette") kept by seven different individuals throughout central Europe. Former owners include one Hilbert from Suessenbach, Gustav Jenke, Gertrud Jenke, Anna Heuser, an individual from Glogau, a woman named Pauline, and a woman named Bertha. Some albums include color drawings, locks of hair, or embroidery.
An album amicorum belonging to Iffland containing entries written by Iffland's classmates at the Institut Friedlander, Karlsruhe. Most entries are in German and date to 1905-1906, though there are some entries in English and French, and a few feature pen or pencil drawings. Signers include Iffland's cousin Gretel, Else Maier, Meta Altmann, Leni Bock, Dorothea Ebert, Lisl Pfeifer, Jenny Meurer, Ella Hirsch, Bella Mausbach, Ella Neu, Rosy Heinsheimer, Karola Strauss, Anna Sahm, Leontine von Beck, Eva Dahlmann, Ifflands Lehrerin Frau Obermüller, Frida von Daum, Gertrud Hornung, Bertha Neff, Johanna Rößler, H. Sickinger, Helene Theobald, Concordia Kienzler, Emilie Mennarth, Ifflands Seelsorger E. Bodenstein, Irmgard Enders, Maria Höllischer, Enid Wittington, Thilde Leuhsler, Herma Roth, Hedwig Freyheit, Helene Frey and Elisabeth Gräff.
This collection consists of correspondence, official documents, printed materials, schoolwork, ephemera, album amicorums, and other materials documenting the life of a young German Jew from the 1920s to the early 1940s.