Copy and commonplace book, Melitta Morley Corkins and Mary Corkins
The principal creators of this album (and of the miscellaneous sheets bound into it) were Melitta Morley Corkins (b. ca. 1799) and her oldest daughter, Mary (1829-1861). Melitta's dated entries range from 1824 (before her marriage to Joseph Corkins) into the 1830s. Mary's dated entries are from 1843-1845 (around the time her younger sister Sarah began her journal, see MSN 8013-2 below). There are also three pages of family birth, marriage, and death dates, with one entry from as late as 1885. The content is varied, with copybook exercises, sentiments directed to Melitta and Mary, and a good deal of poetry.