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"AUNT LIZZIE'S" AUTOGRAPH BOOK


New Lancaster, Kansas, 1884

Aunt Lizzie and her older brother, Byron Canfield.

"Aunt Lizzie", May Elizabeth Canfield, was eight years old when she received this autograph book from her school teacher. The autograph book measures 3" X 4" and is red with silver and gold embossing. A large flower in darker red, gold and silver graces the front. While "Aunt Lizzie" received this book in 1884, she continued to add signatures and sayings in it until after 1893.

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"Go forth thy little volume
I leave thee to thy fate
To love and friendship ever
Thy leaves I dedicate."
Lizzie Canfield.

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Lizzie,
Accept this album as a
reward for industry and
perseverence and a token
of love from your Friend and Teacher.
New Lancaster, Kan.
Feb. 6, 1884
Clara Riggs.

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1-21-86
Dear Lizzie:-
Write your name
in Love, Kindness, and
Charity, on the hearts
of the people you come
in contact with, and
you will be loved by
all. Your Teacher,
Neeva Jackson.

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Dear Lizzie
Remember me you can
You must remember
Me when I am dust
And if the grave be
First my bed remember
Me when I am dead.
Lilly Hinderliter.

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Miss Lizzie
May your joys be as deep as the ocean
And your sorrows as light as the foam
Is the wish of your friend
G. F. Billings
March 21, 1888

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Dear Lizzie,
There's a friend that's ever near.
Trust in him and never fear.
His own hand your feet will guide
Safely to the other side.
Feb. 5, 1888
Your friend and teacher
Godema E. White

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Miss Lizzie
When I am far away,
And you these lines may view,
Remember there's a friend
That thinks of you.
Eddie Cramer
June 28, 1890

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New Lancaster
Dec. 27, 1886
Dear Lizzie
"Politeness is, to do
and say the kindest
always in the kindest
way." Your friend,
Louella Regal
Paola.

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Dear Sister
Rember thy creator in thy youth
New Lancaster, Kans
Sep 21, 1890
H.E.C.
(This would be Hugh E. Canfield)

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1890
When Distant lands divide us
and you I cannot see
Remember that it is Lizzie
who often thinks of thee
E. A. Canfield
(This would be Erston Albert Canfield)

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New Lancaster
Dec. 27, 1886
Dear Lizzie
"Count that day lost, whose
low descendary sun,
Views from thy hand no
worthy action done."
Your friend,
Mattie Requ??, Paola

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New Lancaster
Dec. 9, 1891
Dear Lizzie
Writing in a album is hard and
I have wrote two lines and that is tough enough.
Your schoolmate
Flora Barnhill

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Dec. 12, 1891
Compliments
of
Addie Elliott.

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New Lancaster, Kansas
Dec. 16, 1891
Miss Lizzie:
Strive to keep the golden rule
And learn your lessons well at school.
Orville Elliott.

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Dear Lizzie,-
May Future, with her kindest smile
Wreathe laurels for Thy brow;
May loving angels guard and keep thee
Ever pure, as thou art now
Your friend
Fannie E. Young.
2-10-88

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March 7, 1893
Dear Lizzie:
Choose not a
friend from outward
show: The feathers floats
the pearl lies low
Your friend & school mate
Rena L. Cramer

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Lizzie
Remember me ever as
Your friend
Lora Hamlin
Feb. 14, 1890

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Drexel, Mo.
Oct. 31, 1890
Dear Lizzie:
When on this
page you chance to
look just think of
me and close the book
Yours, Daisy Gillas

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Lizzie Dearest
You are indebted
to me for Love. You can
only cancel the debt by
Love in return.
Jennie Perry
Grand Isle
Vermont.
Jan. 23, 1890

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Feb. 14, 1890
Miss Lizzy,
Writen in time of school,
Regardless of law or rule,
If the teacher don't see me I know
She won't care for it don't make any difference
To her.
Lincoln Mason

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Miss Lizzie
Long may you live
in beauty fair
And never use the
word Don't Care.
In after years when
this you see
I wonder what
your name will be.
April 14, 1888
M.T.J.

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Miss Lizzie
Put not your trust in man,
Or even in brother;
If girls must love at all
Let them love each other,
Or some one else's brother.
F. G. Elliott.

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Paola, Kan.
to Lizzie--
Tis said that absence conquers love
But Oh! believe it not
For I have absent been
And thou art not forgot
Your Friend
Emma Thompson
10-27-88

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New Lancaster, Kansas
Dec. 30, 1891
Dear Lizzie;-
"Kind hearts are more
than crowns or robes."
Your friend,
Ethel L. Jackson.

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Miss Lizzie Canfield
Dear Friend
When the golden Sun is
Setting and from learning your mind is free
When of other friends you are thinking
Cast one idle thought of me.
Alex

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New Lancaster, Kans.
Feb. 14, 1889
Miss Lizzie
Fresh as the flowers
May all your pleasures be,
And Joyful as the dawn
Of Loves eternity.
Matt Gilles

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January 9th, 87
Colony ???
Friend Lizzie
It almlmost makes me laugh
to think you want my autograph
for I neither could compose
either poettry or prose.
Chris Swan

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Miss Lizzie
New Lancaster, Kans.
Feb. 17, 1891
C. B. Ellis.

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Dear Young Friend
Seek first the Kingdom of heaven and
all things that is best for you will be added

Your youthful days are fleeing
Time flies so swiftly on
A little while and you may hear
Your aged friend is gone.
C. M. White
Aged 74
New Lancaster

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Clyde T. Haufman.

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Dear Lizzie
Go thou in lifes fair morning;
Go in the bloom of youth
And buy for thine adorning
The precious pearl of truth
Ever your Cousin
Della
May the 26th, 1885

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New Lancaster, Kans.
Dec. 30, 1891
Dear Lizzie:-
"Constant occupation
prevents temptation."
Your Friend,
Clarice E. Jackson

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New Lancaster, Kans.
Dec. 16, 1891
Friend Lizzie
"He who wants to have his task
marked out,
Shall do and leave his errand unfulfilled."
Your Truley
Russell Elliott

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As we bound
along life's uneaven shore
let us remember our fate
may be like some others
that are troubled
on their way
Allways keep your
head above the
Tide. Sept 7 1888
John Vanhorn R R

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New Lancaster
Dear Lizzie.
Some write for fortune, some
for fame, but I write
simply to sine my name.
Always remember when
you were at Paola & playing
with Jonnie & Lillie.
Your Sister
Frances Vanhorn
Paola, Kas.
Oct 9th, 1888

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Dear Lizzie
That yours may be a
long, happy and useful
life, is the wish of
Your friend
Bessie Brouse
Paola, Kas. June 11, 1886

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Dear Lizzie
We lock up
our hearts togeather &
give the key to heaven.
remember me ever as
your Friend
Maggie Hamlin

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New Lancaster, Kas
Feb. 21, 1891
To Lizzie:
"Pleasures are like poppies spread
You seize the flower, the bloom is hid;
Or like the snowflake on a river,
One moment there - then gone forever."
Grace Montgomery

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March 4th
Dear Friend Lizzie
Speak of me kindly when life's
dreams are ore. Speak of me gently
When I am no more.
Your Friend
Eva Graves
Slater Mo.

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Miss Lizzy,-
Oh I have thought
Oh! I've thought, yes I
have thought in vain
at last I thought I
would write my name
Will Eby.

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New Lancaster Kansas.
Friend Lizzie:
I write not here for money
I write not here for fame
I write to be remembered
And thus inscribe my
name
Your School-mate, Grace E.
Feb 19th 1893.

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Friend Lizzie
Leaves may
wither flowers may
die.Friends may forget
you but never will I.
Your friend & schoolmate G.E.

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Friend Lizzie:
May you seek the Lord
while you are young.
For when you get older
it will be harder to leave
the vices of this world.
Sept. 29, 1888 A. C. Carpenter

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Life, Death and Immortality
these three:
May you live successfully, the first,
Pass triumphantly, the second,
And rest forever in the third
Is the wish of your true fruend
Mamie.
Louisburg Kan. 11-17-'95

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(On the back cover of autograph book:)
No man shall have the
last word.
Ever yours.



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