AUTOGRAPHS
Lizzie E. DeBevoise
Jamaica, L.I.
August 8, 1874
MY ALBUM
My album is a basket sweet,
     Brought from some fairy bower,
In which friends, such as seldom meet
     Drop each a pretty flower.
It is a basket well beset,
     With gems of richness rare,
And real friends, who ne'er forget,
     Place each a jewel there.
           Aug. 10, 1874     Lizzie E. DeBevoise
Gulick, Anna R.
     To Lizzie,
          Earthly treasures fleeting, fading,
          They can never give the peace;
          Thou wilt find in Jesus only
          All thy restless yearning care.
          Go to him with all thy burdens,
          Cast upon him every care.
          He will heal thy bruised spirit.
          He will hear each broken prayer.
     Dear Lizzie, that you may find this true
     in every day of your life is the earnest
     wish of your friend Anna R. Gulick.
               Jamaica, L.I.  Feb. 18, 1874
Lawrence, Theodore R. - Lawrence Dale, Flushing
Tillotson, W. J. - Woodhaven, L.I.
Bergen, Benjamin R. - Hempstead, L.I. Aug. 30, 1874
Vanderveer, Phebe W. - West Jamaica, L.I.
Vanderveer, Annie E. - West Jamaica, L.I.
VanSlyke, J. G.
     Troubles arise, not from our living in the world,
     but from the world living in us.
                    Your Pastor, J. G. VanSlyke
     Jamaica Parsonage.  Oct. 7, 1874
VanSlyke, Mary A.
     "The poorest day that overrolls us, is
      the conflux of his Eternities" (Carlyle)
                     Mary A. VanSlyke,
      Jamaica Parsonage.  Oct. 17th, '74
Amerman, Mrs. E.
     "In the perfect circle of creation,
      Not an acorn could be spared"
                     Mrs. E. Amerman - Jamaica  Oct 18, 1874
VanDerveer, John S.
     I have seen the wild flowers springing
     In field in wood and glen, where a thousand
     Birds were a singing, and I had to join in the choras.
                     John S. VanDerveer  March 31
Hendrickson, George S. - Hoboken, New Jersey, 8 & 10 Newark St. Aug. 30, 1874
Way, George R. - Queens, L.I.
Lott, Stephen H. - Woodhaven
Wyckoff, A.A. - New Lotts
Vanderveer, John P. - New York City
Vanderveer, John K. - New Lots, L.I.
VanNostrand, George P. - Hyde Park, L.I.
Suydam, John T.
     The best wishes of the writer, John T. Suydam.
          To Lizzie E. DeBevoise  August 14, 1876
DeBeVoise, Mamie L.
     Lizzie,
       If ever by the worlds alarms
         Thou should'st be from shelter driven
       Take refuge in a Saviour's arms
         And he will lead thee home to Heaven.
             Your Cousin, Mamie L. DeBeVoise - Jamaica, L.I. Oct. 27, 1874
Augustus, Lizzie
     To Lizzie,
       In your chain of memory
       May one link bear the name of
          Your true friend,
          Lizzie Augustus    Nov. 28, 1874
Wyckoff, A. A. - New Lots, L.I.
Burtis, Foster
Lott, F. J. - Jamaica, L.I.
Williamson, P. - Flatbush, L.I.
Springsteen, David - Newtown, L.I.
Suydam, John T. - Jamaica, L.I.
DeBevoise, Annie
     To Lizzie's Album
          Gro, little volume like the bee,
          The fertile fields of mind explore,
          Cull from each mental shrub and tree,
          Some grateful lines to swell your store.
          Gro and in friendship's hallowed name,
          From every friend some motto ask,
          Some tribute fond from memory claim,
          Some sweet remembrance of the past.
                    Your sister Annie    Aug. 17, 1874
Hulst, P. E.
     To Lizzie
          Passing through life's field of action,
               Lest we part before its end,
          Take within your modest volume,
               This memento from a friend.
          Passing through it, may we ever
               Friends continue as begun;
          And till death shall part us, never
               May our friendship cease to burn.
                              P. E. Hulst    Rochester, N.Y.
DeBeVoise, Jane A. - Jamaica, L.I.  Aug. 17, 1874
DeBeVoise, Chas. J. - Jamaica, L.I.  Aug. 24, 1874
Schoonmaker, A. A. - Brooklyn, L.I.  Aug. 29/74
Lott, Carrie A. - Jamaica, L.I.  Sept. 4, 1874
Lott, M. Etta - Union Avenue, Jamaica, L.I.
Colyer, Julia R. - Cypress Hills, L.I.  November 1876
DeBeVoise, Mamie L.
     The elephant went round
     And the band began to play
     Lizzie asked me to write
     And I did'nt know what to say.
                Mamie L. DeBeVoise - Jamaica East, L.I.  July 29, 1877
Mitchell, W. E. - "Up in a Balloon" - L.I.
Eldert, John H. - New Lotts
DeBeVoise, Mamie L. - Jamaica, L.I.  Oct 27, 1874
DeBeVoise, Chas. T. - Jamaica, L.I.
Suydam, John T. - February 26
Williamson, E. Jennie - Jamaica, L.I.  ( X my mark )
Wyckoff, Archibald F. - Flatlands Neck
DeBeVoise, Charles T.
     To Lizzie
          In after years when you shall recall
               The days of pleasure past,
          And think of joyous hours that all
               Have flown away to fast;
          If some forgotten air you hear,
               Bring past scenes to thee,
          And sadly charm thy listening ear,
               Keep one kind thought for me.
                     Your Cousin, Chas. T. De,Be,Voise  Oct. 27, 1874
Lott, Charles J.
     To Lizzie,
          Some starry night when all ?????
          And thy thoughts wander far and free,
          May I ask as a farewell token,
          That you will remember me.
                Chas. J. Lott   Nov. 28, 1874
Spedding, Mollie -  18 Av. 36 Street, Brooklyn
Lott, Jerry - New Utrecht  Dec. 18, 1874
Bergen, John J. - Richmod Hill, L.I.  Nov. 9, 1874
Schenck, Sarah - East New York, L.I.
DeBevoise, Hester E. - Jamaica, L.I.  Nov. 9, 1874
Powell, John A. - Jamaica, Long Island
Lott, Chas. H. - New Utrecht, L.I.  Nov. 28, '74
Haley, Maria S.
     Trust in God, He'll guide thee
     When arms of flesh shall fail;
     With every aid provide thee
     And make his grace prevail;
     Where danger most is found
     There He His power discloseth,
     And 'neath his arm,
     Free from all harm
     The trusting soul reposeth.
           Maria S. Haley  Aug. 12, 1876
Bouse, George Jr.
     As pearls do not float on the surface,
     so the best traits of character are not
     always the most prominent.
                    George Bouse Jr. - Bayside, L.I.
Colyer, Z. Maltilda - Cypress Hills, L.I.
DeBeVoise, Sarah W.
     To Lizzie,
          We may write our names in albums,
               We may trace them in the sand,
          We may chisel them in marble,
               With a firm and skillful hand.
          But the pages soon are sullied,
               Soon each name shall pass away,
          Soon each monument shall perish,
               As all earthly hopes decay.
          But my friend there is an Album,
               Full of leaves of snowy white,
          Where no name is ever tarnished,
               But forever pure and bright,
          In this book of life, "God's Album",
               May your name be pruned with care,
          And may all who here have written,
               Write their names forever there.
                       Your Sister, Sarah W. DeBeVoise  Aug. 14, 1874
Riker, Carrie C.
     To Lizzie,
          The family is a little book;
               The children are the leaves;
          The parents are the cover, that
               Protective beauty gives.
          At first the pages of the book
               Are blank and purely fair;
          But time soon writeth memories,
               And painteth pictures there.
          Love is the little golden clasp
               That bindeth up the trust;
          O break it not, lest all the leaves
               Shall scatter and be lost.
                        Carrie C. Riker - Bloomfield, N.J.  Aug. 11, 1876
DeBeVoise, Lizzie E. - Jamaica, L.I.  Aug. 8, 1874
DeBeVoise, Annie - Jamaica, L.I.  Aug. 17, 1874
DeBeVoise, Sarah W. - Jamaica, L.I. Aug. 9, 1874
Kolyer, Libbie - 734 Bushwick Ave.  Aug. 8, 1874
Kolyer, Annie - 734 Bushwick Ave.  Aug. 8, 1874
Hulst, Mrs. Peter D. - Rochester, N.Y.  Aug. 17, 1874
Mathews, Kate - 1069 Broadway, Brooklyn  Aug. 10, 1874
DeBeVoise, Annie G.
     Lizzie,
          Thy little book is soon to launch
          Upon the world's deep sea
          And flowery but forbidden paths
          Will tempt thy soul and thee
          But O, if thou with child like heart
          Will ask the God's kind care
          He'll guide, protect, and keep thee safe
          And thou his love shall share.
                          Annie G. D.B.V.    Aug. 26, 1874
Waldron, M. E. - Newtown, L.I.  Aug. 18, 1876
Lott, Carrie A.
     To Lizzie,
          I took your album up to write
          Turned to a page all pure and white
          I dipped my pen into the ink,
          Then knit my brow & tried to think;
          I thought & thought & thought again,
          Then thought that I would get a better pen.
          I got the pen, and then I tried
          To think of something else besides;
          But nought could think, until I came
          To think that I would write my name.
                     Carrie A. Lott - Jamaica, L.I.    Sept. 4, 1874
W.(Wyckoff), A.(Abraham) F.
     To Lizzie
          Way back in the lonely spot
          I only write for get me not.
                     A. F. W.    May 20, 1877

Amerman, Mrs. E. - Jamaica Parsonage
Augustus, Lizzie
Bergen, Benjamin R. - Hempstead, L.I. Aug. 30, 1874
Bergen, John J. - Richmod Hill, L.I.  Nov. 9, 1874
Bouse, George Jr. - Bayside, L.I.
Burtis, Foster
Colyer, Julia R. - Cypress Hills, L.I.  November 1876
Colyer, Z. Maltilda - Cypress Hills, L.I.
DeBeVoise, Annie G.
DeBeVoise, Chas. J. - Jamaica, L.I.  Aug. 24, 1874
DeBeVoise, Chas. T. - Jamaica, L.I.
DeBevoise, Hester E. - Jamaica, L.I.  Nov. 9, 1874
DeBeVoise, Jane A. - Jamaica, L.I.  Aug. 17, 1874
DeBeVoise, Mamie L. - Jamaica, L.I.  Oct 27, 1874
DeBeVoise, Sarah W.
Eldert, John H. - New Lotts
Gulick, Anna R. - Jamaica, L.I.
Haley, Maria S.
Hendrickson, George S. - Hoboken, New Jersey, 8 & 10 Newark St. Aug. 30, 1874
Hulst, P. E.
Hulst, Mrs. Peter D. - Rochester, N.Y.  Aug. 17, 1874
Kolyer, Annie - 734 Bushwick Ave.  Aug. 8, 1874
Kolyer, Libbie - 734 Bushwick Ave.  Aug. 8, 1874
Lawrence, Theodore R. - Lawrence Dale, Flushing
Lott, Carrie A. - Jamaica, L.I.  Sept. 4, 1874
Lott, Chas. H. - New Utrecht, L.I.  Nov. 28, '74
Lott, Charles J.
Lott, Jerry - New Utrecht  Dec. 18, 1874
Lott, M. Etta - Union Avenue, Jamaica, L.I.
Lott, F. J. - Jamaica, L.I.
Lott, Stephen H. - Woodhaven
Mathews, Kate - 1069 Broadway, Brooklyn  Aug. 10, 1874
Mitchell, W. E. - "Up in a Balloon" - L.I.
Powell, John A. - Jamaica, Long Island
Riker, Carrie C. - Bloomfield, N.J.
Schenck, Sarah - East New York, L.I.
Schoonmaker, A. A. - Brooklyn, L.I.  Aug. 29/74
Spedding, Mollie -  18 Av. 36 Street, Brooklyn
Springsteen, David - Newtown, L.I.
Suydam, John T. - Jamaica, L.I.
Suydam, John T. - February 26
Tillotson, W. J. - Woodhaven, L.I.
Vanderveer, Phebe W. - West Jamaica, L.I.
Vanderveer, Annie E. - West Jamaica, L.I.
VanDerveer, John S.
Vanderveer, John P. - New York City
Vanderveer, John K. - New Lots, L.I.
VanNostrand, George P. - Hyde Park, L.I.
VanSlyke, J. G. - Jamaica Parsonage
VanSlyke, Mary A. - Jamaica Parsonage
Waldron, M. E. - Newtown, L.I.  Aug. 18, 1876
Way, George R. - Queens, L.I.
Williamson, E. Jennie - Jamaica, L.I.  ( X my mark )
Williamson, P. - Flatbush, L.I.
Wyckoff, A. A. - New Lots, L.I.
W.(Wyckoff), A.(Abraham) F.
Wyckoff, Archibald F. - Flatlands Neck