Title: F. Belle Devilbiss journal of school lessons
Call Number: Coll126
Creator: Devilbiss, F. Belle
Dates: 1882-1954; bulk 1882
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Comprises a handwritten journal containing information in several subject areas including arithmetic, history, geography, and singing. Front page includes handwritten name: "F. Belle Devilbiss #327 E. Preston St. Balt." About eighty pages of notes dated from September to December 1882. A few pages (pages 85 and 87) contain handwritten financial information dated 1954. Majority of pages are blank. Bookseller's information states that F. Belle Devilbiss was a Baltimore, Maryland teacher in Baltimore City Schools and that the notes are course outlines and lesson plans.
Citation: F. Belle Devilbiss journal of school lessons, Collection 126, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

F. Belle Devilbiss was a Baltimore city school teacher, who at least taught in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Devilbiss taught a variety of subjects, including arithmetic, history, geography, drawing, and singing. This ledger also includes a selection of quotations and letter copies, as well as handwritten financial information from 1954. This financial information includes that of other members of the Devilbiss Family.

Scope & Content


Organized into 1 bound journal. Sections include: history, quotation, geography, handwritten financial information (dated 1954), drawing, singing, algebra, business notes, Latin, and botany. Sections are often separated by blank pages.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased by the Friends of the Library (UMBC) from M. Benjamin Katz Fine Books/Manuscripts.

Processing Note

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

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Finding Aids

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll126.php

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Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.

Subject Headings


Devilbiss, F. Belle


Borland, William J.

Devilbiss, Grover B.

Wetzel, Leola Devilbiss

Baltimore (Md.)

Baltimore (Md.) -- Education

Baltimore (Md.) -- History -- 19th century -- Biography

Baltimore (Md.) -- History -- 19th century

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