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There were a number of Rachel Zooks, mostly in Pennsylvania at the time. Unable to ascertain identity of this particular Rachel Zook.Pennsylvania (?): 1863-1870. Marble on board. 65 leaf. Approximately 95 manuscript pages of verse. The inscription page reads Rachel VV. A. Zook, from her father 2 mo. 24,1863. The verses are usually multiple pages in length with a few of her own entries only two lines. Content includes The First Snow Fall, Marco Bozzuris, Resignation, The Ocean, Flee as a Bird, James Dougglas, Commit they wave for God, Beautiful Things and many more. Many include author and transcription date. Tucked in the back is The Boasting Hen by George Cooper in the Independent. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 3/4" Back strip lacking. Cover wear. Front cover detached but present.