"What did the first drawer unlocked contain?
A Vere Foster's handwriting copybook, property of Milly (Millicent) Bloom, certain pages of which bore diagram drawings, marked Papli" (U17.1774)

This is a copybook like Milly owned. Vere Henry Foster (1819 - 1900) was an Irish diplomat and educator who relentlessly worked for the betterment of the Irish. He helped build schools in rural Ireland, devised cheap but effective school books, and tried to improve the salary of Irish school teachers. His series of Copy Books, used in Ireland's National Schools, was immensely popular, and over 4 million volumes were printed.