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Poetry--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Selected from various authors: Chosen paragraphs, agreeable to the fancy of the compiler

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0005

This single bound volume was compiled by Dr. Samuel Henry Black between 1810 and 1844, containing transcribed quotations, prose, and poetry; agricultural memorandums (1815); and an open letter in which he declined to run for the Delaware General Assembly (1821).

Dates: 1810-1844

Eliza Howe Evertson Saltus commonplace book

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0065

This commonplace book was compiled by Eliza Howe Evertson Saltus in the mid-nineteenth century and passed on to her son Edgar Saltus. The volume contains clippings of poetry, short stories, news, and local events taken from various sources as well as handwritten notes and passages from various works such as Hamlet and the Bible.

Dates: after 1826

E.L.L.K. poems and journal

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0153

This volume chronicles four voyages made by the Brig Romance between Baltimore, Maryland, and Navassa Island in the mid- to late-nineteenth century. The creator, identified as “E.L.L.K.” (possibly Louis King), wrote the entire volume in poetic verse.

Dates: approximately 1870s

Eleanor Peale Jacobs commonplace book

Identifier: MSS 0093-Item 0064

This mid-nineteenth-century American commonplace book was created by Eleanor Peale Jacobs (1805-1877) of Philadelphia and New York, with contributions from various friends and members of the artistic Peale family, who copied extracts of poetry and prose throughout. The volume also contains calligraphic writing and several ink and watercolor illustrations.

Dates: approximately 1820 to 1860

Swan family journal

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0072

This manuscript volume is a family journal kept by George Washington Jonson and members of the Swan family of Easton, Massachusetts, between September 1838 and January 1839. Also included are nine letters from Louisa Sophia Johnson Swan, Jr., to Jonson, her uncle.

Dates: 1838-1840, 1842-1843, 1856-1857; Majority of material found within 1838-1840