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Autograph Book Collection--McCook County

 Unprocessed — Container: FB 311
Identifier: H2008-081

Content Description

The collection consists of two autograph books dating to the 1890s of Lizzie L. Turner and Laura E. Riddle. Lizzie Turner lived in Salem, SD. Lizzie’s book contains signatures of family and friends who lived in or near Salem and McCook County along with relatives from Minnesota and Iowa. A number of signatures are also signed, “your schoolmate.” A signature from her brother Hewitt Turner is dated December 15, 1891. Laura’s autograph book states that the book was given as a Christmas gift while she lived in Forestville, MN. Lizzie Turner and her parents Polk Turner and Emma (Riddle) Turner are in Laura’s book. According to Laura’s book, Emma and Laura are sisters. The cover of Lizzie’s scrapbook is blue and contains a number of decorative flower cutouts. Laura’s autograph book cover is faded orange.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1890s



0.25 Cubic Feet