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Clara Barton National Historic Site, National Park Service

Clara Barton National Historic Site, National Park Service

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
By Charles Knight
Published by Washington D.C., B.H. Warner
c 1878

This complete and unabridged edition contains Shakespeare's 37 tragedies, comedies, and sonnets. Inscribed in the book is the following, “Miss Clara Barton with sincere regards of the publisher, Jan 1. 93‘
Paper, fabric. H 26.9, W 19.0, D 8.5 cm
Clara Barton National Historic Site, CLBA 184

Specimens of the British Poets
By Thomas Campbell
c 1869

This text took the author over 15 years to complete. Campbell also played a role in the founding of the University of London.
Paper, fabric. H 24.0, W 16.0, D 4.7 cm
Clara Barton National Historic Site, CLBA 89

The English Language and English Grammar: An Historical Study of the Sources, Development and Analysis of the Language and of the Principles of Governing its Usages
By Samuel Ramsey
Published by G. P. Putnam and Sons
1892

Clara Barton National Historic Site, CLBA 84

Perfect Jewels
By William Ralston Balch
c 1884

This is a collection of literature on life, love and religion by the international journalist and author of numerous books. The inscription reads, “Clara Barton Purchased in California, The finest collection I have yet seen, C.B.”
Paper, fabric. H 24.6, W 17.8, D 4.5 cm
Clara Barton National Historic Site, CLBA 83

The Life and Words of Christ
By Cunningham Geikie
c 1880

This book presents the acts and words of Christ as they would have seemed to those who first heard them. It presents a “reliable picture of the Life of the [Lord] in the midst of the world in which he moved.”
Paper, fabric. H 24.1, W 16.5, D 5.8 cm
Clara Barton National Historic Site, CLBA 325

Where is He? Or The Vision of Joseph Washington
By Joseph R. Jackson
Published by the Society of Silent Worship, Washington, DC.
c 1898
Paper, fabric. H 19.3, W 13.9, D 1.4 cm
Clara Barton National Historic Site, CLBA 291

Watercolor Painting, A Book of Elementary Instruction for Beginners and Amateurs
Published by Lee and Shepard, Boston
c 1898

Clara Barton was an amateur artist, she painted and drew in her spare time.
Paper, fabric. H 18.3, W 13.4, D 1.7 cm
Clara Barton National Historic Site, CLBA 283

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