Item No: frkb00017
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Esther Joder
Fraktur; German script
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.
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.
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:
City/Town/Township:New Salem School, Springfield Township
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
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Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener