Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Eva Schumacher


Item Info

Item No: frkb00008
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Eva Schumacher
Creation Date: 2/3/1803
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 843
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Dieses \ Harmonische Melodeyen Büch= \ lein gehöret \ Eva Schumacher, \ Sing Schüler in der Springfielder Schu= \ le Geschrieben den 3ten Februarius \ Anno Domini 1803


This little harmonious melody book belongs to Eva Schumacher, singing student in the Springfield School. Written the 3rd of February Anno Domini 1803.

Category: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

N.B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 32.


Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and Roman script is in the center of the document. Below it are two stars. On each side is a leafy plant with several flowers. This bookplate is in the tune book for which it was made.  (PA GER Borneman 32)

The page following the bookplate says "Eva Kline" and "Eva." The book is full of numbered tunes to 83, and six tunes at the end in a different hand.  Many pages have been cut out at the back of the booklet.

Associated Names: Schumacher, Eva
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Bookplates (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania German Society, 1953), published as plate 22.

Mary Jane Lederach Hershey, "The Notenbüchlein Tradition in Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Community Schools," in Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), p. 147.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
City/Town/Township:Springfield School, Springfield Township

Image Dimensions Width: 10.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-8
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener


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