“Billed-ABC”— Children’s Grammar Book—Norwegian
The collection consists of a sixty-four page children’s grammar book printed in Norwegian. Johannes Jossendal compiled the book published by the Norske Synod in Decorah (IA) in 1897. The book includes short stories, poems, and prayers and includes illustrations. The books owners, Monroe Mathison, was born in 1903 and lived near Canton (S.D.) a center for Norwegian immigration to South Dakota. Immigrants used similar grammar books to teach their children their native language.
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