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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00619/
Creator:
Stewart, Andrew Baron
Title:
Andrew Baron Stewart Autograph Album.
Inclusive Dates:
1861
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection contains the transcription of the autograph album belonging to Andrew Baron Stewart, University of Mississippi class of 1861.
Quantity:
1 box.
Number:
MUM00619
Location:
N-11.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Andrew Baron Stewart Autograph Album (MUM00619). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Historical Note
Andrew Baron Stewart was among the University of Mississippi's class of 1861. He was from Madison Station, Mississippi in Madison County. He fought in the Confederacy and survived the war to become a minister. Little else is known about Stewart.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains the transcription of the autograph album belonging to Andrew Baron Stewart, University of Mississippi class of 1861.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
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Index Terms
University of Mississippi -- History

Container List
Page 1

Andrew B. Stewart
Home-Madison Station
Madison Co., Miss.

Andrew Stewart
University of Mississippi
June 30, 1861

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Andrew B. Stewart

A.B. Stewart
Madison Co.
Miss

Page 5 (Title Page):

Album of Love. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co.

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A.B.Stewart

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Albumen photograph entitled, "Main Building at Oxford, Miss. Photographed by E.C. Boynton- Professor of Chemistry."

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"'My album is open; come and see
What, won't you waste a thought on me?
Write but a word, a word or two
And make me love to think on you.'
Yours truly,
A.B. Stewart

Madison Co.
Mississippi July 4, 1861

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Dedication
This book consecrated on the altar of friendship, and devoted to the cause of Love and Truth, and intended as a repository of gems of affection, which may be looked over and examined with pleasurable emotions in years to come,-is one, which among all other precious remembrances is the most suggestive of times gone by.
Here will be seen the varied expressions which Friendship assumes; -and which, though like a garden of flowers, presents

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all the tints of the Rainbow yet all are necessary in order to complete the glorious circle, in which they all are comprehended.
May its every page breathe with affection! May its every sentiment breathe the language of truth! and may all its tokens be genuine and sincere!
Being complimentararely [sic.] the first contributor to this [casket] of heart-tokens, I deposit with warm expressions of regard, and sincere interest in your present and future welfare, the wish, that, success and good fortune may

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attend you through life, and good visions of bliss, however extravagant, may be more than realized, and that prosperity and happiness may accompany you both in this world and that of the hereafter!
And with the belief that however much, other contributors may exceed this, in warmth of expression and depth of feeling, there are none whose protestations are more sincere. I am
Your friend
Ja. A. Mister

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Dear Bro. Steward:--
I thank you for the invitation given me to write in this, your Album. Expressions of friendship in an album, I know, are to be read in future years, and I would examine my heart well before I put this expression in such durable form. But after such examination, I heartily & cheerfully inscribe myself as one who does now, and will in the future entertain & enjoy for you a brother's warm love. The love divine which binds christian hearts together prompts this, as well as intimate acquaintance and pleasant associations. May the blessings of Heaven be upon you evermore.

E.M.F Col Respt
Meridian Miss J.M. [Adkinson]
June 5th 1880

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Mr. A.B. Stewart
"Passing through life's field of action,
Lest we part before its end,
Take within your modest volume
This memento from a friend.

Passing through it, may we ever,
Friends continue as begun.
And 'til death shall part us, never
May our friendship case to burn.

E...E...
P.R. Academy
July 10th 1865

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When youthful days are past with their invigoration, and decrepitude is seizing upon thy limbs,- when thy 'wife and seven' are seated around the hearth-stone- what pleasure it will be to talk to them of your college days. Then this casket of mementoes will be brought forth and its contents, article after article, be read inviting to recollection their almost forgotten contributors- How precious then, must this repository of gems be which recals [sic.] to a slumbering memory the pleasures of days gone by- which brings back to reality the faces of many friends whose names it contains. I with pleasure on this page, inscribe myself a friend, whose wish is that you may live prosperous, useful, and honored and after a career glorious to thyself and

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Beneficial to thy country that you may leave this world without a regret or sigh and be welcomed to that better home where it is hoped you will meet your friend.
I am your sincere friend
A.K. Jones
Port Gibson

Univ of Miss
April 20th 1860.

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Mr. A.B. Stewart

"There is a modest little flower
To friendship ever dear;
'Tis nourished in her humble bower
And watered by her tear.

All other flowers, when once they fade,
Are left alone to die;
But this e'er when it is decayed
Will live in memory's sigh.

Let cypress trees and willows wave
To mark the lovely spot;
But all I ask to deck my grave
Shall be 'Forget me not."

E...E...
P.R. Academy
July 10th 1865

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Dear Friend,
In future years when amid the toils and cares and sorrows of life, you look back on by gone days and recall to mind the many warm friends of your college life, think not that the humble name inscribed at the foot of this page is less your friend, than the many bright names, which may glitter on the pages of this token of remembrance. Perhaps we may never meet again in after life. Perhaps we may be driven by cruel fate to distant shores, yet memory will unlock the happy past for our happiness. Hoping that all your sanguine hopes, founded on sound morality, may be more than realized. I remain your humble and true friend
Joseph Miles Adams
Macon
Miss
University of Mississippi
April the 25th 1860

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On Physical Education
1. Breathe an abundance of fresh air constantly.
2. Never taste liquor of any kind, nor tobacco.
3. Take half an hours exercise every day, in the open air. Life moderately more & more; to strengthen your muscles.
4. Eat slowly such food as you know agrees best with you, heartily but not immoderately.
5. Sleep soundly from nine o'clock until five: nine hours every night if you can.
6. Wear all your clothes & shoes loosely.
7. Rub off your entire person from head to heels twice per week with a towell [sic.] wrung out of cold water.
8. Sleep on the sunny side

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and let in fresh air, keeping out of drafts.
9. Do not fatigue your brain or self by unreasonable study.
10. Be regular in your hours of study.
11. Be diligent in acquiring the best knowledge. Be fervent in prayer, at least three times every day, in secret & ten minutes each time.
12. By Humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life. Be thankful and cheerful, and the Lord prosper you my son, and save you in his Kingdom.
Yr. Father Geo. W. Stewart

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Dear Andrew:
Twenty years ago our friendship began and without any interruption it has continued; so that to day we can say there has not been a shadow between us. May this line remind you that your old army friend and messmate is the [] and expects to remain the same through life. Affectionately yours
A.T. Bidwell.

St. Louis
Conference Feb. 4th 1886

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Bro. Stewart
I want a place in your memory and an interest in your prayers.
Your Friend
F.E. Tidwell

Sikeston Mo
Feb. 6th 1886

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June 12th 1860
My Dear Andrew:
I comply with your kind invitation to inscribe my name here together with a few plain spoken sentiments that you may know the sincerity of my intentions in the course which I have pursued towards you. Hailing from the same county & being friends before entering the classes of college it was but natural that our young affections should ripen & grow full. That they have done & our trust remains unshaken in the firmness with which they are based. We will not shake hands & say good by [sic.] yet. For though we are yet to be together another year we also will life. Remember me as your best friend if we do not meet- [J.L.] Goodloe

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Dear friend:
Of my esteem you have had the strongest assurance & now to add a row here would be superfluous. Our intimate connection during our sojourn here I feel has given me at least a home in your memory & rest assured it has given you one in my heart. From our pleasant association the memory has treasured certain joys to guard well in the heart. In years to come these will console us, & when cruel care lays hold will transport us back to scenes more pleasing & joys more pure.
Remember me as
Your true friend
E.L. Cowan
Lexington, Miss
University of Miss
May 31st 1860

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My Dear Friend Stuart
In complying with the request you made of me to write in your alubm I will earnestly endeavor to [indite] the sentiment of a true friend. Though these rambling thoughts will not be couched in eloquent or flowery language; neither will the penmanship be faultless yet you can safely rely on the sincerity of every word. The sad hour of parting is alas! too rapidly approaching when your country calls you from your childhoods home and its thousand endearments to battle with an insolent foe in her glorious cause. Go Andrew and never turn your back on the enemy until you have conquered. Though the cannons deafning [sic.] roar may greet your ear, and the missile of death whistle near you- yet farewell until victory and peace is proclaimed, from shore to shore, the my friend [return] home again. Instead of the fond caress of an affectionate Mother and the wholesome advice of a kind Father your ear will doubtless be saluted with little else save profanity and wickedness; yet Andrew in these hours of temptation let your strong mind and pure heart shield you from evil influence. Forget not the lessons which have been instilled in your young heart for

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they will in after years add much to your prosperity and happiness and enable you to live a christian devoted and faithful to your [Shakers?] cause. With [] pleasure do I look through the dim vistas of the past and allow memory to dwell upon the [] of youth. With what devotion does it linger around early associations and recount the joys and sorrows of those beloved associates many of whom no longer exist on earth. Thus my friend though it may be deemed that we who formerly mingled so delightfully together will not meet again on earth, faithful memory will cherish you long until it too shall be called to render its possessions to the divine Father of all.
"When forced to part from those we love
If sure to meet to-morrow,
We still a kind of anguish prove
And feel a touch of sorrow.

But who can [] the tears?
When from those friends we sever,
Perhaps to part for months for years-
Perhaps to part forever

I am truly your friend
Angie [Henley]

Shingo Hill, Madison Co
April 17th 1862

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My hand cannot adorn this page with beautiful penmanship. Few can form letters with a grace which fully pleases their own taste. Fewer still perhaps can express their thoughts in a style which, however charming to others, does not fail to portray many of the beauties of its author's conceptions. Many too are painfully conscious of the inferiority of their highest ideals, not only to those of others more fortunate or more faithful than themselves, but to the conceivably possible which lies forever above them in tantalizing unapproachableness. Thus man is forever aware that he can neither conceive of all the possible in any sphere, nor realize in action all that he can conceive. How universal is the struggle of our race to drive away want, to rise above the dreary regions of poverty and rest in the happy realm of abundance. Yet thousands live in toil and anxiety, who from sheer lack of skill in making and saving, must die at last in want and disappointment. So too, the purest lives and the noblest characters fall far short of the ideals after which they are formed. None do as well as they would. In view of these facts, the largest charity becomes a rational necessity, as well as an amiable sentiment.
From these considerations too arises a most convincing agreement for the existence of another and a better state for man. The distressing impossibilityof realizing our conceptions and of executing our highest designs in this world, points us to another sphere where the struggling and yearning soul shall be freed from the clogs which impede her every movement here.
But, though we may not here reach the measure of our aspirations-may not make the work of our hands and the conduct of our lives correspond with the purpose of our souls, yet it should be our perpetual delight to try. Holding the image of the Divine perfection, God's holy Son- in our mind's eye, we may make unceasing progress toward the realization of all that we can think or wish or hope to do or be. So may your life Bro. Stewart, shine more and more unto the perfect day.
Your friend and bro. in Christ
W.L.[G.] Hunnicutt

Adams Hill
Yazoo Co. Miss
Nov. 12th 1878.

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"I ask not, may no grief be thine,
But, whether joy or sorrow mark thy way.
Oh! be thy strength sufficient to thy day."
E.M. Hunnicutt

Adam's Hill
Nov. 13, 1878

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Dear Friend:
I feel complimented at having been selected as a "Friend", to place upon a page of this consecrated and dearly-prized memento of Friendship, a wish, an earnest, sincere, heart-felt wish, that yours may be a Life of peace and unalloyed happiness; that your path through this world may be among the fairest and most fragrant flowers; and that when old age steals in measured steps, upon you, it may be in your power to point, joyfully and proudly to the deeds which you have performed, the victories you have achieved and after ascending to a better, fairer, brighter existence in the eternal world, beyond the tomb, leaving behind you, an example which points to glory and happiness. You are too well acquainted with my character, my friend, to believe that the wishes I have expressed are high-sounding and of no meaning, false and hypocritical; for you know that a friend whom I call and believe such is a friend, indeed, in heart, and that I love him as such. Let me, then, be ever regarded as your friend.
Remember that the present are the golden moments of your existence; and that one moment squandered can never, never be called yours again- The impressions formed now will exert an influence, strong and decisive upon your after life; the "footprints" which you and I, and all of us make "in the sands" now, will remain, deeply and durably impressed there and will decide in a great measure, the character

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of your future. Remember, also, my friend, that the mind, fixed steadily and earnestly upon one object, pursuing it arduously and energetically will overcome every difficulty, and bid defiance to opposition; but if it attempt many things, and has its faculties divided, like a mighty mountain- current thrown out of its banks, its strength will be wasted, and nothing accomplished.
Be faithful to your friends; especially to those of your youth; for they are better and truer than those gained in later years.
+++++++++"Naught is seen
"More excellent, or beautiful, or fair,
"Than face of faithful friend, fairest when seen
"In darkest day; many sounds are sweet
"Most ravishing, and pleasant to the ear,
"But sweeter now than voice of faithful friend,
"Sweet always, sweetest, heard in loudest storm."

Truly your Friend,
Kinloch Falconer
Holly Springs
Mississippi

University of Mississippi
Tuesday, May 15th, 1860

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My friend,
We now part to meet, perhaps no more in this world, and while the mournful word farewell us spoken, I feel a sensation, a thrilling which runs through the deepest recesses of my heart, & which fills me with sad and melancholy reflections.
My best wishes accompany you, and may your pathway through this mortal scene be strewn with the richest flowers, may your life be useful in spreading eternal truths, your death triumphant and happy, and eternal glory your inheritance in the world to come.
Yours &c.
W.J. Foust
University of Mississippi
Monday, Oct. 8th, 1860.

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Dear Friend:
When in after years you turn to this page, remember me as one of your best and truest friends
Joshua M. Harley
Chickasaw County Miss
University of Miss
Feb 18th 1861

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Friend Boggs:
I feel honored that of many whom you have numbered among your friends during your college course, you have deemed me worthy to be one of those whose recollection shall be perpetuated by this "Album of Love." I am also glad to have this opportunity of signifying my high appreciation of your many excellent qualities.
You are soon to leave us to enter upon the great voyage of life; carry with you my best wishes for your future prosperity.
Your friend,
Wm. O. Martin
Houston, Miss

Univ. of Miss
Feb. 16th 1861

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[Pencil drawing of a dove of peace. Dated September 10, 1861].

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Dear Andrew,
In our college career we have been friends. May the ties which have hither to bounds us together never be broken. You have my bes[t] wishes for your prosperity and allow me to ask you to remember your sincere friend.
Duncan M. Collum
Mt. Zion
Miss
Univ. of Miss
March 16th 1861
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To Andrew
"When o'er these lines affections eye
Shall wander in some future year
May memory breathe a passing sigh
On her who placed them here."

"And when you trace these pages o'er
And o'er beloved names you sigh
Though others may delight you more
May mine not pass unheeded by."

Your true friend,
L..R...

Oakland Grove
Miss
Nov the 10th 1861

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I am ever your true friend
May K. Fearn

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[Page designed with circles for names. Names include: Willie A. [Manor?] Co. A first Miss Lt. Artillery Jackson, Miss and Mollie Samuel, [Fairview] Miss].

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Hope
It dwelleth in the [sincere] heart
It lieth in each throbbing breast,
It calmeth as our days depart,
It bringeth heavenly, peaceful rest.

Tis this that bids us urge our way,
Tis this that lights the blackest []
Tis this drives doubt and fears away
Tis this that fits us all to die.

Tis this that calmes collest []
Tis this supports when loved ones die,
Tis this upholds when friends forsake,
Tis this brings absent loved ones [nigh]

Hope is the day star when dark billows roll,
Hope is the gift our God hath given,
Hope is the anchor of the Christian soul.
Hope dwells [] Earth; it lies in Heaven
A. Friend

Pleasant Grove
Miss
September 30th 1861

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Friend Andrew,
As you have requested me to write a few lines in your little book I will do so with much pleasure.
I will express a few thoughts on happiness, the grand design of all mankind is happiness, and yet how strange it is to see how many ways men sink happiness, some sink it in wealth, some in the honors of the world, some in the [wrong] dance and some in the intoxicating drink but all who sink it in those ways must and will be disappointed; there is but one source from which we can receive happiness and that is from God. Solomon says the whole duty of man is to fear God, and keep his commandments; And when we do that we will receive real happiness in this world, and in the world to come eternal happiness. God grant that may be our lots.
W.A. Moore
January 9, 1865

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To Rev AB Stewart
Let my name be seen among those of your friends as they are gathered here and let another earnest wish for your happiness be added to the many already written in this book.
E.H. Mounger
Meridian Miss
Jan. 28th 1880

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Friend Stewart
The day of our separation is near at hand; and it is but natural that I should wish to enroll my name among those of your friends. Let us part as we have lived. A wide wide world opens before us; before us; there, are trials that will take a manly heart to endure, and temptation, a strong one to resist- fears untold and dangers unnumbered. Let us not go doubting and hesitating but like men, with a heart purified by its trials and ennobled by its conflicts, with a life made honorable by the sincerity of our motives, and useful, by a straight forward and manly course of action, and we shall have no need to blush for any word we have spoken or any deed we have preformed.
I hope to hear of you hereafter as a useful and honorable man. Remember these lines of the poet:
"We live in deeds; not years in thoughts, not breaths
In feelings, not in figures of a dial
We should count time by heart trobs. He most lives
Who thinks the most, feels the noblest, acts the best. And
He whose heart beats the quickest lives the longest."

Truly your Friend
James E. Wilson
Russelville
Alabama

Univ of Miss
April 22nd 1861

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To my pastor and son-in law
What more can I ask than that our life may be long and happy and eminently useful in the arduous pathway you have chosen--May you by your example, lead my daughter in this way of trouble and life, and keep her unspotted from the world is the prayer of your friend

NA [Moss]

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To sum a page in a few words, Andrew
A good wife- a happy life-
A blessed eternity, is the sincere
wish of your friend.
Sydney Adams
Scooba
Miss
Univ of Miss
May 2nd/ 61

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My Friend
The career of youth though not of long continuance is such as leaves its impression on the soul. The recollection of those cheering scenes still cling to us and memory still lingers on the past. 'Tis like the freshness of a bright spring morning and such as not all the fiery arrows of trouble and sorrow and adversity can ever efface. The remembrance will remain with us and we cannot but look with eager hope to that time and that clime when and where we will burst forth to bloom in youth eternal. It is my sincere wish Stewart that the morning of life with you may open with such clearness and the sum of existence rise with such brightness that though

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w may not expect you to escape the ills and grievances necessarily attendant on everyone we may yet hope and believe that no dark unseemly cloud may hover over your horizon to [] destruction or threaten dismay. When in long years from now you may look to Oxfords times and Oxfords scenes forget not
Your friend
W.F. Mister

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Friend Stewart:
May your voyage through life ever be as pleasant and profitable, as free from care and trouble as it has been during your stay in College; and in after years when reverting to this page, consider that in the undersigned you have a warm and sincere friend.
Yours truly
Geo. W. Rea
Gallatin
Miss

Univ. of Miss.
April 22nd 1861

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Star designs with names inscribed.

Inserted page:
Written for our Friend and Pastor

Alluring thoughts bestir thy soul.
Beacon of Love Divine:
Securing for the promised goal
Treasures from sin refined:

Ever radiant with Gods strengthening power
We find thy heart inclined
Against the darts of Satans shower
Reflecting Love sublime:
Till many a ransomed soul has claimed
The treasure that thou defined.
M. Fannie [Rew]. Nov. 25 1880

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Friend Stewart
In bidding you good-bye I take pleasure in writing my name in this your "memento" and assure you that it will ever be a source of gratification to me to think of you, not as a classmate, but also as a friend and gentleman in the strict sense of the term. May success crown all of your attempts in after life is the sincere wish of your true friend
Jas S. Jones
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Dear Andrew,
When I think of how long I have known and fondly loved you, my heart grows sad to know that we must part so soon. Often have we said "Farewell"; but then I felt that we would meet again. Not duty and honor call you- and though I would not have you stay & fill a coward's grave, I shrink from saying those dear words Good-bye- But the time has arrived when we must steel our hearts for anything. Then my cousin- yes more than a cousin- my brother- Farewell- and if it be our long last farewell, oh let us pledge ourselves by the love we have ever borne each other to meet in that land, where war, bloodshed, and the clash of arms are heard no more; but where the bright smile of reconciled God will be the eternal food of our blood-washed souls forever.
"Had we never loved so kindly,
Had we never looked so blindly,
Never met, nor never parted,
I had ne'eer been broken hearted.;

Thy sister Ellen
Green-wood Cottage- Rankin Co. Miss. March 1st 1862.

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Dear Friend,
As you have requested me to write in your Album before you leave us I will now do so, though not without a sad heart at the thoughts that we are to part soon, perhaps never to meet again in this world, it seems very hard. However this world is full of such partings, and many are the fond hearts that are cruelly severed and forced to ache alone. What would life be were

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it not for the bright hope that there is a hereafter where partings are unknown and the sad word "farewell" is never spoken. Where friends meet not to spare a few fleeting hours together, then part again, but spend a long endless eternity in happiness and love. Oh! blessed hope, how it cheers the sad heart of the poor toiler in this life. Dear friend if the good God wills that we never meet more on earth, oh, may we one day meet somewhere near the great white throne in heaven with those who are already awaiting us there
Ever your true friend
Nannie
Nov 7th 1879

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To Andrew
"May you flourish as a reed by the waters side,
In prosperity and peace may you ever abide;
Sure many will read with fond delight
Such treasured gems of truth and light.
Inscribed upon your pages bright
Submission teaching, and all Christian graces,
In wisdom and strength may you daily grow-
Pure thought and truths from your bosom flow;
Practicing toward others, the same that you
In every instance would have them do to you."

"Building up the cause of 'Zion' below,
A messenger of peace to ever house go;
Pointing to weary pilgrims a happier day,
Then faithfully speed on your blessed way,
Inspiring love where ever you stray,
Should enemies ever assail you with wicked things,
Then may God protect you under the shadow of his wing."

Your friend T
Oakland Grove
Miss
Feb the 26th 1862

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"Keep one kind thought for me,
In after years when you recall,
The days of pleasure past
And think of joyous hours, that all
Have flown away too fast!
If some forgotten air you hear,
Brings back past scenes to thee,
And sadly charms thy listening ear,
Keep one kind thought for me.

In fairer scenes midst brighter skies
Perchance you still may roam
Then your heart may prize
The dear old friends at home
And mid thy pleasures should a sigh
Unheeded fall from thee,
While the bright tear drop seals thine eye
Keep one kind thought for me."

Your [Amieus]

Nov. the 14th 1864
Pleasant Grove,
Miss

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Series of hand drawn calling cards with several inscribed names.
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Note: portion of page cut out

Andrew
May thy home be a season
Of Goodness & Love
Till angels shall whisper
Thy home is a love

Amieus

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Series of hand drawn calling cards with several inscribed names.

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You will always kind a true friend in J.C.B. I hope that you will remain the same to me.

Dear Friend
"walk boldly & wisely in that
light thou hast;
There is a hand above will help thee on."
"Cling to thy faith-'tis higher than
the thought.
That questions of thy faith."
Remember
Your sincere
friend
M.E.

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With best wishes. Sincerely your friend, L.C. alford

Feby 2nd/ 86

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Remember your friend Jerrie S. Gage of Holmes Co. Miss

Univ of Miss
May 30th 1860

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Hope-Hope ever
Did not the future grow brighter each day,
And hope send it sunbeams to lighten the way;
Vain as the thoughts the dreamer would be,
In its high aspirations our destiny.
Earth's highest wrought visions were worthless, if fear
Shadowed over the hopes they held out to us here.

What is thy destiny? seest thou afar,
In the distance a bright and beaming star
Leading the[e] on through toil and strife
Shedding its peace on the turmoil of life;
O follow it truthfully, life can impart,
Nothing sweeter than hope to the trusting heart."
Your true friend
M....

Oakland Grove
Miss
Oct 21st 1861

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Sallie Green

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To my Pastor
Your friends who have inscribed their names in this book have left me nothing to ask for you, having invoked all blessing upon your head- I can only say: "Oh! let my friendship in the wreath Though but a bud among the flowers, Its sweetest fragrance roud thee breathe, I will come to soothe thy weary hours."
Yours truly
Fanny Moss

Bermuda
July 28th 1881

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May all the names recorded here For the Lambs Book of Life appear.
Your friend
Alice Tidwell

Madison Sta.
Feb. 10th 1880

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Yours truly,
Edward B. Crawford. Spring Ridge, Hinds Co., Miss. May 21st 1861

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Series of hand drawn calling cards with several inscribed names.
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Series of hand drawn calling cards with several inscribed names.

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Series of hand drawn calling cards with several inscribed names.

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"With patient wind thy course of duty soon,
God nothing does [] suffers, to be done
But thou wouldst do thyself, if thou couldn't see
The end of all he does, as well as he."
A Friend
T.B.M.

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"Better is the end of a thing
than the beginning there of 'Holy Writ
So true to my motto; I take the last leaf,
To scribble my rhymes on, as fittest of many,
Than others, though far more unsteadied and brief,
I trust they are proffered sincerely as any,
Among all the offerings the muses bestow,
This may be perhaps, you will deem the worst,
But; Andrew, we read in the Bible you know,
'The first shall be last and the last shall be first.'
Your cousin,
Sallie E.W. Jackson, Miss