Item No: frk01054
Title: Birth Record for Tacy Wooster
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
TACY WOOSTER \ Daughter of William and Sarah Wooster his Wife Was born January 5th 1812.
One silent eve I wandered late, \ And heard the voice of love; \ The Turtle thus Addrest her mate \ And Sooth’d the listning dove.
Our mutual bonds of Faith and truth, \ No time shall Disengage; \ Those Blessings of our early youth, \ Shall Cheer our latest age.
[in lower left]
By \ William B Allen, \ February the 9th \ 1830
[in lower right]
The Verse of \ Fortune, \ Lest they drink, and forget \ the law, and pervert the judgment \ of any of the afflicted.
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Hand-drawn, hand-lettered, hand-colored. A decorative border divides the document into two portions. In the upper portion is the birth record, with the child’s name in prominent letters. Above it is a decorative arch over a flowering plant in a pot. In the upper corners are two decorative columns. The two verses are in the lower center. In the lower left corner is the imprint within a decorative frame. In the lower right corner is the third verse within oval frames. Several flowers and flowery garlands decorate the area next to the text.
This birth record appears to be from new England rather than Pennsylvania. A William Wooster of New Haven, Conn. married a Sarah Clinton in 1812; these may be the parents named on the document.
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William B. Allen (?-?) - Decorator
William B. Allen (?-?) - Scrivener