Contains Macaulay Hall residents name, visitors name and address and room number. The system of recording visitors names was ended in 1966 and entries in the book reflect this. Other Halls would have had a similar series of visitors books.
Needlework samples in presentation album with descriptions. leather binding with an inscription on front reading: Viscountess Canning from the Girls of the Hanover District Schools March 31, 1855. Suggests that Viscount Canning once owned the book. She was Queen Victoria's Lady of the Bedchamber until mid-1855. Through this contact, the Princess Royal may have obtained the book.