Literature and Authors
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Envelope with Rhyme about Elias Zeller, 1869 August 8
File — Box 4265.001: , 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
Fred R. Prusha Letter [RESTRICTED], 1954 July 26
File — Box 4265.001: , Folder: 43
Scope and Contents This file contains one letter written from Fred R. Prusha, Fayette County chairman of the Iowa Poetry Day Association (IPDA), to Ortha Green, vice president of the IPDA. The letter is written from Hawkeye, Iowa, to Promise City, Iowa. Prusha lists many newspapers that have "given publicity," as well as newspapers that he expects to do so in the near future, and offers congratulations on a writing award Green won the previous spring.
Dates: 1954 July 26
Henry E. Shepherd letter, 1906 December 17
File — Box WSC001: , Folder: W 0129.20
Scope and Contents In a letter, dated December 17, 1906, from Henry E. Shepherd, author of The Life of Robert Edward Lee, to Colonel Thomas S. Kenan of Raleigh, North Carolina, Shepherd assures Kenan that five additional copies of The Life of Lee will be sent from the publisher soon. Shepherd also describes a letter from a critic who "expresses an implied contempt for my book as well as for myself and any literary work that might appear...
Dates: 1906 December 17
Mary Johnson Blackburn Poetry Book, after 1924
File — Box 4265.003: , 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