Gladys Galvin kept this school notebook between winter and summer terms of 1888. She filled 107 pages with vocabulary lists (pages 1-46), copies of poetry (pages 47-48, 62-66), and arithmetic and algebra (pages 49-61, 67-107). She apparently copied the mathematical exercises from a textbook; the poetry is by John G. Whittier and Charles Kingsley.
The volume has printed two-color (blue and red plus black and white) covers depicting "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show, with one vignette of the show and portraits of a buffalo, Chief Good Face, William F. Cody, and Chief Red Shirt. The vignette shows Native American men on horseback in the background with Buffalo Bill on horseback in the foreground. The cover text states, "The CONGRESS of the "ROUGH RIDERS" gathered from various parts of the world. BUFFALO BILL on his famous horse 'DUKE'. The back cover bears a history of Buffalo Bill and the Wild West Show.