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This early edition of The Normal Offering is one of five handwritten issues held by the BSU Special Collections and Archives. The essays, poems, and lectures contained within would have been read to the members of the Bridgewater Normal Lyceum assembled at a Friday evening meeting.

The Additional File link below accesses the transcription of the original manuscript.

Pages in the original manuscript are unnumbered. Page numbers in the transcription refer to the corresponding page number in the PDF of the original manuscript. All pages have been scanned from the original (both recto and verso – right and left – sides) though the transcript only indicates the blank recto (right) pages.