The primer is falling apart! It was copyrighted in 1864, and is the one that Great-Grandma Christenson purchased from a peddler. It was used by all of the children, but belonged to Grandma. She wrote in all the flyleafs. The most amusing writing is the one where she counted all of the dishes that she washed at one time. Her closing comment: "I had 89 dishes. This is all, but it was plenty to wash at one time. Tilda Christena Christenson"