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Cooke, John Esten , 1830-1886


Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Southern pre-Civil War poetry album

 Collection — Box BW 51, Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16738
Content Description This collection consists of thirty-four leaves of a poetry album from Richmond, Virginia. Four poems are those of John Esten Cook (1830-1886), an American poet, novelist, and Confederate soldier, lawyer, and biographer of Jefferson, Stonewall Jackson, and Robert E. Lee. The other thirty pages consist of poems written by a variety of other authors noted by initials or their names. Many of the poems are to a woman named Edmonia or "Monie." These pages appear to be extracted from an album...
Dates: C. 1850-1860