Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Esther Joder


Item Info

Item No: frkb00017
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Esther Joder
Creation Date: 2/13/1834
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 852
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor

Dieses Neue Corahl sing Noten \ Büchlein Gehöret Mir \ Esther Joder \ Sing schüler in dem Neuen Salems schulhaus \ Von springfield Taunschip Bucks Caunty \ Februar 13. 1834


This little new choral singing note book belongs to me, Esther Joder, singing student in the new Salem schoolhouse of Springfield Township, Bucks County. February 13, 1834.

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

N. B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 52.


Hand-drawn; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script cover the document and are embellished with calligraphic flourishes. The bookplate is in the tune book for which it was made.  (PA GER Borneman 52)

Book cover has marbleized paper in pink, blue, and gray.  The unnumbered tunes fill about 3/4 of the book.  Inside the front cover is the name "Hetty Yoder," a varient of Esther Joder.

Associated Names: Yoder, Hetty
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


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. 142.

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

Image Dimensions Width: 9 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-17
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener


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