The notation on
the inside cover in ink reads "Albert B. Willis/
Clora's Point Select School/ Talbot Co./
Md." and on the ffep is written in pencil
"Walter C. Willis/ Trappe, Md." and written
in a copy of Elements of Surveying and Navigation by
Charles Davies published by A.S. Barnes & Co.
I'm not sure
what Select School means. Considering the subject
matter of the book, it was somewhat more advanced
than a primary school. Likely an area "high
school" privately funded by locals before THS
was established in 1870.