I love this notebook. It was given to my great great grandfather Edwin Lord by his older brother Ira Spencer Lord.. The inscription says "Edwin Lord. A Present from his brother Ira on his 12th Birthday. March 31st 1877."
The secret of this book is in the last page. There is a secret pocket. One day I found a lock of hair in the pocket. It matches the colour of my great great grandmother's hair, Mary Meng. A beautiful golden colour which both myself and my baby boy inherited. Mary married Edwin in 1896.
There is no writing in the notebook which is a shame.