Album + a poem by an 19th-centu. atheist/humanist.
Mary Elizabeth PAGE, her friends and family.
An album ‘Autograph’ on the upper cover. [Geneva, NY, and elsewhere: 1868-82.] Octavo (7 ½ x 5 inches; 190 x 127mm). 18 mounted albumen-print portrait photographs, and mounted shaped scraps. (Some pages tattered). Brown morocco, blocked in gilt and blind (worn, damage to spine).
Mary Elizabeth Page of Geneva, her friends and family: F.D. Page (husband); Mrs. Cone of Geneva, NY; Hatty Pitney; Hattey Dare; Congressman DeWitt Clinton Leach (and 7 other Leach family members); Lewis A. Hamblin; Cora Draper; Genl. Geo. B. McClellan; Wake Duncon; S. Elvira Anderson; Elvira H. Ford; Annie Maris D. Palmer; J.B. Tuttle; John Adams; Willen Adams; Charley Everett; Prof. F. Isaacs; Roy Page; Almira Page; Ezekiell Page; M.J. Kendall; A.W. Adams ( and 4 other Adams family members).
In an extraordinary 16-line poem, signed S Palmer, notes that ‘I’m told I should be a Christian/ … I’ve no wish to try it again/ … If then, in the years of the future / A stray thought should wander to me, / Remember me only as human / For a Christian I never can be.”