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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 14 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

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

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

"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

"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

"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