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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

"A Legend of Christmas Roses", circa 1940

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 15
Scope and Contents This file contains one handwritten poem by an unknown author recounting a French Christmas story about a "little shepherd-maiden" who wishes to bring a gift to the newborn baby Jesus and is visited by an angel, after which roses bloom from the frozen ground.
Dates: circa 1940

Alexander B. Meek letter, 1859 June 10

 File — Box WSC001: [1006241611], Folder: W0129.09
Scope and Contents The collection contains a letter from Alexander B. Meek to Miss Addie A. Harris in June 1859. Miss Harris had written Meek requesting an autographed piece of silk for a quilt she was making. Meek not only sent her the autograph, he sent a beautiful four-line poem to add to his inscription on the quilt.
Dates: 1859 June 10

Annie Perkins commonplace book

Identifier: MSS-3875
Overview The collection consists of one commonplace book containing handwritten and published recipes as well as published poems collected by Perkins of Eutaw, Alabama.
Dates: Approximately 1867

Black Warrior Review materials

Identifier: MSS-2394
Overview Materials and correspondence of the Black Warrior Review.
Dates: 1974-2001

Dreams and nightmares Fifty-one, manuscript

Identifier: MSS-3716
Overview Manuscript copy of the 51st issue of the Dreams and Nightmares magazines.
Dates: 1998 October

Elizabeth R. Shaw Notebook, 1840, 1960

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 3
Scope and Contents This file contains a notebook full of handwritten poems with attributions to various people. The front inside cover is inscribed: "Elizabeth R. Shaw, Chillcothe, Dec. 20th, 1840." The file also includes two typewritten copies of a poem from the notebook, "All for the Best," with attributions to Elizabeth Shaw in Chillicothe, Ohio (December 20, 1840), and George P. J. Stober of Louisville, Kentucky (November 24, 1960).
Dates: 1840, 1960

Envelope with Rhyme about Elias Zeller, 1869 August 8

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 4
Scope and Contents This file contains an empty envelope with a poem written on the outside. The poem begins: "P. M. this letter's for a 'feller' / Well known at home, Elias Zeller," and says, "I know a 'devil' communicates with him quite often." The poem ends: "For the 'Oxford Citizen' - please note it, / Just reads as though the 'devil' wrote it." The bottom of the envelope reads: Oxford, Butler County, Ohio. The envelope also bears a Locust Grove postmark dated August 18, and a three-cent stamp featuring a...
Dates: 1869 August 8

"Farewell dear partner kind and true", circa 1816

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents This file contains a two-page untitled poem that was "composed on the death of Bebeuah(?) Stevens, who died June 27th, 1816." The poem mourns a woman who died at age nineteen and reflects on the eternal life of her soul from a Christian perspective.
Dates: circa 1816

Francis Johnson Keene Papers

Identifier: MSS-0798
Abstract Ledger sheets of accounts recording the sale of lumber, flour, corn, and other commodities. The collection also contains poems written by and arithmetic exercises done by Frances Johnson Keene.
Dates: 1843 - 1855

Harriet Anna Kennedy papers

Identifier: W-0117
Overview Notebook of poems written by Harriet Anna Kennedy between 1863-1864. A letter and a small collection of later poems written by Kennedy and members of her extended family are also included.
Dates: 1863 - 1903

James Hall and Myra Hall papers

Identifier: W-0023
Overview Two copies of Hall's "The History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Alabama Prior to 1826" and a notebook detailing his sermons and revival participation from September 1886 through May 1887; a large portion of the notebook contains Myra Hall's writings
Dates: 1886-1904

John Beecher Collection

Identifier: MSS-3226
Scope and Contents This collection contains a variety of newspaper and periodical clippings about John Beecher, his appearances and poetry readings, and reviews of his published works. Press releases are included as well. Most of the clippings were collected by Barbara Beecher. There are Web pages about John Beecher printed out by Martha Huie included in the collection. There is a small amount of correspondence and three sound recordings of the author reading his poetry.
Dates: unknown

Joseph Michael Whiteside Papers

Identifier: MSS-1550
Abstract This collection consists of a scrapbook and a notebook. The former contains photographs, letters from celebrities and politicians, certificates of merit, sheet music, and items related to the entertainment industry. The latter contains poetry by Whiteside.
Dates: 1953 - 1984

Lavinia Hetherling Leinau commonplace book

Identifier: W-0124
Overview Tennessee resident Lavinia Heatherling Leinau's commonplace book, containing poetry and notes from friends
Dates: 1831 - 1879; Majority of material found within 1831 - 1836

Mary C. Kelly scrapbook

Identifier: W-0036
Overview Originally used by R. G. Betsill, a physician in Pike County, Alabama, as a record of his patients' treatments and accounts in 1855, the volume was used by Mary C. Kelly as a scrapbook in 1866.
Dates: 1855 - 1866

Mary Johnson Blackburn Poetry Book, after 1924

 File — Box 4265.003: [1006233188], Case: 1
Scope and Contents This file contains a 134-page looseleaf volume of typed works by Georgia folklorist and poet Mary Johnson Blackburn called How Fairies Are Made and Other Verse for the Youngest to the Oldest. The book includes 117 poems that are primarily about childhood, as well as numerous hand-drawn illustrations by Blackburn. The first page of the looseleaf volume contains an address label that reads: "Mary Johnson Blackburn (Mrs. Robt.) 972 Virginia Ave. N.E. Atlanta,...
Dates: after 1924

"Myrtle Love", before 1900

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 13
Scope and Contents This file contains part of a poem equating flowers with human virtues by an unknown author.
Dates: before 1900

Helen Norris Papers

Identifier: MSS-4084
Overview Typescript copies of several plays, poems, and novels
Dates: after 1950

"O yes I've come again to you", circa 1890

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 7
Scope and Contents This file contains an unitled two-page love poem written on stationery with the heading "Laconia, Indiana, 189--."
Dates: circa 1890

"Opening Address," by Frank Burrell, 1891

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 9
Scope and Contents This file contains a poem written by Frank Burrell addressed to people young and old, stating that it is the "twenty-fourth day of December" and calling on listeners to have a merry Christmas. The top of the paper bears the heading: "Opening Address." The file also includes an envelope addressed to Miss Crissie Burrell, Rocky Fork, Ohio, postmarked March 7, 1891.
Dates: 1891

Poems from the Old Log House, 1976 August

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 18
Scope and Contents This file contains a booklet of poems by KatieAnn Troyer, Poems from the Old Log House, about her life and the lives of her family members, written between 1958 and 1968. Several poems are dedicated to relatives. There are thirty-one rhyming verse poems, photocopied and compiled by Troyer's family. Some entries are typed, though others are handwritten. Two entries are in German. The booklet also contains three newspaper clippings that concern family members or...
Dates: 1976 August

Julien de Lallande Poydras papers

Identifier: MSS-1158
Overview Correspondence between W. S. Hoole and David Erdman concerning an original poem written by Julian Poydras in 1779 while in Louisiana
Dates: 1779

Prentiss Ingraham and Joseph H. Ingraham Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS-0729
Abstract Material relating to "dime novelist" Prentiss Ingraham and his father, Joseph Holt Ingraham, kept by Prentiss's daughter, Rosa. Included are clippings, letters, poetry, photographs and other items, and a a list of books by Ingraham held by the W. S. Hoole Library.
Dates: 1839 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1868 - 1950

Prison Bill of Fare Poem Broadside

Identifier: MSS-4319
Scope and Contents One broadside of a poem written by a Union soldier held at the Confederate Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, on 8 November 1861. The poem describes the food provided and the ways it was prepared at the prison in satirical verse.
Dates: 1861-11-08

Recuil de Toutes Sportes des Pieces Collection

Identifier: MSS-1183
Abstract Manuscript volume of poetry, rebound in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. It contains poetry and epigrams, often political, in different hands. The title translates as " Collection of All Kinds of Pieces."
Dates: 1738

"Reveries," by T. Y. K., 1880

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents This file contains a six-page poem, "Reveries," written by T. Y. K. in Chicago. The poem is about a "batchelor" who, while trying to write on the eve of Valentine's Day, falls asleep and dreams of a June day in the countryside.
Dates: 1880

Robinson Jeffers Papers

Identifier: MSS-0749
Abstract Letters, manuscripts of unpublished poems, first editions and published pieces by this California poet.
Dates: 1904 - 1964; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1948

Sarah Shorter Hunter commonplace book

Identifier: W-0019
Overview Commonplace book of Eufaula, Alabama, resident containing handwritten recipes, poems, quotations, and notes. In addition, the book includes a small number of newspaper clippings.
Dates: approximately 1835-1894

"The Country Physician", circa 1900

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 14
Scope and Contents This file contains a handwritten two-page poem by an unknown author, "The Country Physician," which traces the challenging and thankless life of a country doctor.
Dates: circa 1900

"The Cowel Letter", circa 1800s

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents This file contains a handwritten poem titled "The Cowel Letter," by an unknown author, in which a woman plans to tell a man who had been courting her that "he is free" after she hears he has been courting another woman named Dora Lee. The poem is dedicated to "M. E. C."
Dates: circa 1800s

"The First Christmas", undated

 File — Box 4265.001: [1006233187], Folder: 19
Scope and Contents This file contains a two-page handwritten poem about the birth of Jesus Christ, by an unknown author.
Dates: undated

Julia Strudwick Tutwiler papers

Identifier: MSS-1450
Abstract Family correspondence, poetry, civic documents, family tree, minutes from board of trustees (Alabama Normal College).
Dates: 1807 - 1970

W. S. Hoole Library Scrapbook Collection

Identifier: MSS-3780
Overview A variety of scrapbooks, several of which contain a variety of information on Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the University of Alabama.
Dates: after 1800

Loubel Wood Manuscript and Letter

Identifier: MSS-3900
Overview Manuscript of poetry and a letter providing news of health and comments on poetry
Dates: 1973-1977