Poetry and prose
This skillfully decorated volume is held in the Dibner Library. It was created at least in part by Mary Jane Wynkoop in 1824, likely while she was a student at Miss Gorham’s School in Elizabeth, New Jersey, still a rural area in the 1820’s. Some of the selections may be copies, while others are her own compositions. Included among the poetry and prose and charming illustrations are a series of conundrums, riddles, charades and other puzzles.
Transcription courtesy the Smithsonian Transcription Center https://transcription.si.edu/project/6629 and digital volunteers.