Myra A. Straw essays and homemade newspaper
Amateur newspaper and handwritten essays by a young woman from Hopkinton, New Hampshire in the 19th century. Four handwritten essays, totaling eleven pages, plus a manuscript amateur newspaper, all signed by the author. The essays include a four page spoof titled "Autobiography of an old stove," describing the life of a stove from its existence as a lump of ore in an iron mine, to the manufactory, to being used in a schoolhouse. The other essays are titled "Summer," "Our talents," and "A critics report."
- Creation: 1888
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The collection is open for research use.
0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased from Jeffrey Rovenpor by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on October 14, 2018.
- Myra A. Straw collection of essays and homemade newspaper
- Ellen Welch
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