Series V: Awards, Ephemera, Notes, 1850-1936, inclusive
Scope and Contents note
This series contains awards presented to Emma Thursby, ephemera and memorabilia belonging to Emma and her family, and handwritten notes. Paper awards Emma Thursby received from many clubs and organizations are included here; many copies exist of one award presented to her by the Association des Artistes Musiciens, in 1879. The folder 'Handwritten Notes' includes Emma Thursby's reminiscences.
Emma Thursby's ephemera include menus, placecards, the program from a concert given by Jenny Lind in 1850, and a drawing of her tombstone. The "Keepsake Album" was given to Emma by her father during her time at the Moravian Seminary; the Music Notebook contains lists of song titles and song lyrics. Memorabilia belonging to Ina Thursby also includes menus and placecards, as well as lists of correspondents and clippings. Memorabilia belonging to John B. Thursby consists of his 1859 passport and business cards.