The Acquisitions Table: Levi Ballou Commonplace Book

Ballou, Levi, Commonplace Book, 1831-1840.

Levi Ballou (1806-1865) was born in Halifax, Vermont.  After studying theology with his brother William S. Ballou, Levi became a minister in Orange, Massachusetts in 1843.

These fascicles contain poems and prose extracts, almost all of which appear to have been copied by Levi Ballou from a variety of sources. The majority appear to have come from the albums of friends and acquaintances (almost all of whom were female) with a few coming from books and periodicals such as the Rural Repository.

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