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Title Hoboken Public School No. 1 textbook with decorative school ownership bookplate, 1889.
Object Name Book
Catalog Number 2015.037.0001
Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Gift of Wayne and Joyce Monsees.
Scope & Content Hoboken Public School No. 1 textbook with decorative school ownership bookplate, "2nd Class," 1889.

This copy belonged to a Birdie Whilldin whose name appears the top edge and the date of "Sept. 1889" was written at the lower edge. It is obvious that the cursive writing is not that of a second grade elementary student.

Printed yellow leaf, 4-1/4" x 4-3/8", mounted on inside of front cover. Text is in notes.

Kerl's Language Lessons. An Elementary Textbook of English Grammar. Edited by S.M. Perkins. New York and Chicago: Ivison, Blakeman & Co., copyright 1878.

Donors Wayne and Joyce Monsees do not know who Whilldin was or of any relationship by Whilldin to their Hoboken ancestors, but they did have relatives who attended Hoboken schools in that era.
Notes [ink] Birdie Whilldin

[top margin] Act well your part; there all Honor lies.

[ink[ 2nd [printed] Class.

All books, maps, slates, etc., used in this school, belong to the Department of Public Instruction, and are loaned, not given, to the pupils. Particular care should be taken by every scholar to keep the books clean and whole, and slates in good order, that when done with, they may be returned to the teacher. And every pupil who has once been supplied with books, will, in case of their loss or unnecessary injury, be expected to replace them. Books must, in every case, be returned when called for by the teacher, and when the pupil leaves the school. Every pupil who has a book, has a lesson to learn at home. Parents and guardians are requested to aid the teachers in enforcing habits of good order, punctuality, cleanliness, honesty and truth upon the minds of the pupils.

Be as careful of the property of others as of your own.

[left margin, vertical] Onward and Upward.
[right margin, vertical] Nothing Great is Lightly Won.

[bottom margin] Waste Not, Want Not.

[ink] Sept. 1889
People Whilldin, Birdie
Date 1889
Year Range from 1889
Year Range to 1889
Search Terms School No. 1 (earliest)
Caption book 1: cover Kerl's Language Lessons
Imagefile 354\20150370001.TIF
Classification Schools