Album belonging to Laetitia Clephane. The album is bound in red leather and inscribed on the front with her name and on the reverse "Sacred to Friendship and Memory". It has a matching sleeve case which is also inscribed with her name and the date "March 1st 1805", although it seems that the 5 was once a 0 giving the date 1800. 1805 predates Laetitia's marriage so presumably her married name was inscribed at a later date.
The album includes verses and poems, some are by well-known poets such as Byron or Cowper but the majority seem to be penned by Letitia or her friends and refer to current affairs, noted figures, and themes of love and friendship. The album also includes artworks including watercolours, pen and wash drawings and pencil sketches. These are often signed by women again implying that they are by Laetitia's friends. Subjects include a woman and dog seated by a lake, a girl huddled against a cold wind, Cupid attended by doves, studies of flowers and butterflies, a green grocer with baskets of wares, ships and sea and in a bay, a boy on ice skates, and Jupiter in the form of an eagle with his cup-bearer, although the cup-bearer is a woman. The album also includes pasted-in engravings or prints of notable buildings or townscapes, riddles and jokes, religious mottos and Biblical quotes, and fashion plates. One poem mocks Napoleon's flight from Russia while other pages includes the pasted-in signatures of Admiral Lord Nelson and William Pitt with celebratory verses.