Three Christmas annuals titled “Young Truro,” dated 1867, 1869 and 1870 all compiled from contributions of young people of Truro, Cornwall, England. The books, now in modern buckram bindings, have hand-painted card covers over manuscript text of poems, stories, acrostics and riddles as well as one albumen print of “Sam” a young black servant mentioned in a letter from Port Elizabeth South Africa transcribed in the 1867 volume. Accompanying the text are a number of watercolor and pen and ink drawings, some humorous; some in the styles of William Blake, George Cruikshank and other illustrators. A note in the 1867 volume states:” It is particularly requested that illustrations be added while the Magazine is in circulation.” The books appear to be fair copies written in a single hand, possibly that of Frederick John Pascoe who has signed the inside cover of the 1869 and 1870 volumes, adding his address: “20 Polwhele Road, Truro” to the 1869 volume.
Young Truro Christmas annuals, 2017_102. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections.
Young Truro Christmas annuals, 2017_102. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections. https://archivescatalog.library.louisville.edu/repositories/2/resources/531 Accessed February 28, 2021.