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Item No: frk0115206
Decorator: Snow Hill Cloister (active c. 1820-1840)
Scrivener: Snow Hill Cloister (active c. 1820-1840)
Town/Township: Snow Hill Cloister
Note: Based on design characteristics
ca. 1820 - ca. 1840
Physical Description: Leaf
Dimensions: 9 cm x 18.3 cm
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Media Type: Manuscripts
N.B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 4.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur extends across the top of the pages. The first word is written in particularly decorative letters. Below the text is music. This music book was made in Snow Hill Cloister, a sister of the Ephrata Cloister. It began as a congregation in Antietam, Maryland in 1763 and reached its peak from 1820 to 1840 near Quincy, Franklin County, PA. Snow Hill fraktur date primarily from the mid-1800s. This music book includes a total of forty-nine hymns on fifty leaves. For additional leaves from the book, see FLP 207, FLP 208, FLP 209, FLP 210, and FLP 211.
49. \ MEIN Leben ist versuncken im stillen Friedens Meer, wer daran gantz ertruncken \ kann rühmen Gottes Ehr, sanfte läßt sichs rasten, wer da geschiffet ein, ist frey von allen Lasten wärs auch die Schwerste pein. 457.
My life has sunk into the quiet ocean of peace. Whoever is completely drowned in it can boast of God’s honor. Gently can one rest, whoever embarks there is free from all sin even if it was the heaviest burden. 457.
Henry S. Borneman
"Ephrata and Snow Hill Cloister Artists" in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 244-248.
Charles Treher, Snow Hill Cloister (Allentown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1968).
Weiser Number: 212
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