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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single typed manuscript of Wilhelm Aarek's thesis, entitled "John Greenleaf Whittier: Some General Characteristics of his Poetry." The manuscript provides a brief history of early American literature and the influence of religion, though it chiefly provides a literary analysis of John Greenleaf Whittier's poetry, including various influences on his poetry, and its themes and subjects.
Scope and content note This volume includes correspondence related to the 150th anniversary of John G. Whittier’s birth, discussion of publication of a volume of his poetry, information on the Whittier Anniversary committee, including a list of the committee members, as well as clippings of printed poems by J.G. Whittier and hymns. The majority of correspondence is addressed to Marshall Taylor, and it is likely that it is his scrapbook, though the owner of the volume is unclear.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume hand-copied manuscript of John Greenleaf Whittier's "Moll Pitcher: A Poem." The poem was originally published in Boston in 1832, and Philadelphia in 1839, though the date of this manuscript, copied by Mary Sellers Millbourne is unknown. The poem describes the clairvoyant and fortune-teller Moll Pitcher, born Mary Diamond (ca. 1736-1813), of Massachusetts, as a witch engaged in sinful work.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of John Whittier Greenleaf, which includes Greenleaf's personal correspondence with William J. Allinson. Topics covered in the letters include news of Greenleaf and Allinson's health, news of their families, as well as discussions of contributions to "The Non-Slaveholder" and discussions of English Friends.