Mowder, Louisa. Album, 1857-1903 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Louise Mowder of White Hall, Ill., used this "Album of Love" from 1857 to 1903 to record poems and personal sentiments written by her friends and family. Among those who contributed to the album were Peter Cartwright, a Methodist preacher, and Louisa's granddaughter, Ameda Ruth King, a member of the History faculty of the University of Illinois.
In 1973, the Library received the album from Dr. King's estate.