: This handwritten volume of reminiscences was created by Alice Strickler Keyes (1851-1935), a lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio, and charter member of the Altrurian Club of Columbus. The Altrurian Club was a women's social and intellectual group whose name derives from the word "altruism," alluding to the group's goal of social good. The early portion of the volume includes a secondhand account of Keyes' mother's early years in Columbus, including notable citizens and institutions in the city, beginning around 1834. Keyes goes on to describe her own memories of downtown and central Columbus during her childhood, including the homes and businesses that could be found there. Beginning on page 25, she recounts her experience following the assassination of President Lincoln, during which time she was chosen to be part of the funeral train procession as Lincoln's body was brought to lie in state at the Ohio Statehouse. The final page of the volume includes a small section of silver fringe which originally trimmed the Lincoln funeral car on its route through Columbus. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS445_BK01_Keyes_01 Subjects
: Columbus (Ohio)--History--19th century; Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Death and burial; Women--Societies and clubs--Ohio Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)