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Southern pre-Civil War poetry album

 Unprocessed — Folder: 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0056

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 solider, 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. These pages appear to be extracted from an album dedicated to a woman named Edmonia/ Monie.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased, 10 July 2020.

Restrictions Apply

No

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research

Dates

  • C. 1850-1860

Creator

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (This collection is one letter-sized folder.)