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Description: Lucy was given an autograph album in 1899 when she was 14. The 60 or so entries have been written by immediate family (such as sister Lillie and brothers Jack, and his fiancée Gussie, and Harry), cousins (such as Howard, Melville and Mildred), friends (such as Ethel Carter and Myrtle Francis), as well as others. Interestingly, Lucy’s future husband, James Jenkins, then a curate at St Peter’s Church in Carmarthen wrote in the album in 1900, when Lucy would have been 15.

Two entries are in French and seem to be written by French people, and one is in Welsh. Some people wrote original pieces, others quoted poems and others contributed interesting pen drawings. The entry by Lucy’s future sister-in-law, Augusta Vincente Rees comprised a ‘cut and paste’ describing items, in minute writing, for a lady’s dressing case.

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