Far More Than ‘Just’ Autographs







DESCRIPTION: this was my grandma’s (Evelyn Randell) autograph book.
DATE: the autograph book has my grandma’s name and date (2 Dec 1932) on the inside cover, so I would assume that’s when she began it – when she was about 16 years old.
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Anthea Phillips (nee Hannaford)
STORY/ABOUT: With quotes, drawings, bible verses, squashed leaves and newspaper clippings, filling this autograph book, it is far more than “just” an autograph book. With the names and often addresses of people she obviously knew, it is a treasure trove of history.

Unfortunately I can’t put images of all 72 pages of it here, but the above pics give just a small sample of what’s included.

3 Responses to “Far More Than ‘Just’ Autographs”

  1. Judy Lofthouse says:

    Love the autograph book. Only thought about mine the other day and thought I should scan it.
    DNA on the hair?????

  2. Thinking of you with your autograph books at Rootstech. Is autograph collecting in the genes?

    What a charming andcrich resource this is.

    Interesting to note you had Randells in the Hawkesbury.

  3. Sharon says:

    You have reminded me that I have a couple of autograph books somewhere. I will need to find them 🙂

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