Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Jacob Kratz


Item Info

Item No: frkb00019
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Jacob Kratz
Creation Date: 2/27/1823
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 200
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Dieses \ Harmonische Melodeyen \ Büchlein Gehöret \ Jacob Kratz
Sing Schüler in der \ Hilltauner Schule Geschrieb= \ ben d. 27 ten Hornung \ Im Jahr 1823.


This little harmonious melody book belongs to Jacob Kratz, singing student in the Hilltown School. Written the 27th of February in the year 1823.

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

N. B. See also Borneman Ms. 48.


Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script is in the center of the document. It is flanked on each side by a leafy, tree-like plant with various flowers. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the tune book for which it was made.  (PA GER Borneman 48)

Two schoolmasters entered tunes in the booklet.

Associated Names: Oberholtzer, Jacob
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Jacob Oberholtzer" in  Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 280-283; published as fig. 249 on p. 281.

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. 143.

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

Image Dimensions Width: 9.6 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-19
Creator Name: [Jacob Oberholtzer (1794-1880)] - Decorator
[Jacob Oberholtzer (1794-1880)] - Scrivener

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