The culmination of some lengthy negotiations resulted in what might be considered a coup for Special Collections. It is the acquisition of an exquisitely-rendered watercolor and gouache sketchbook with annotations created in 1875-76 depicting and describing events and people at the Friends Training Home in Brumana, Lebanon. Among the depictions is one of Eli Jones sitting next to Maalin Malik. Eli and Sybil Jones who were both Ministers and missionaries in the Society of Friends established a mission, including the Friends Training Home, in Brumana. The home had separate schools for local boys and girls. Other depictions are of Theophilus Waldemeier, a teacher and perhaps director of the school, Im Joseph, the “Bible Woman,” native peoples and the school as location of an ancient site. Brumana is a village in the Metn region of Mt. Lebanon which has at various times been part of Lebanon and Syria.