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American poetry

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Carol R. Murphy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-195
Overview Carol R. Murphy (1916-1994) was a Quaker writer. She was the daughter of Mildred Knight Murphy (1889-1974) and Charles R. Murphy (1884-1936) who were convinced Friends. Carol R. Murphy was a member of Swarthmore Monthly Meeting and active at Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center, Wallingford, Pennsylvania. The papers of Carol R. Murphy, late twentieth century Quaker writer, are organized into two series. Series 1 contains autobiographical material and memorabilia, literary manuscripts, published...
Dates: 1918-1993

Katherine T. Paxson journals

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-054
Scope and Content note This collection consists of 15 volumes of Katherine Paxson’s journals. Included inside the journals are pamphlets from Lansdowne Meeting, to-do lists, descriptions of dreams, and excerpts of poems. Entries describe Quaker meetings, prayers and religious reflection, attendance at writing conferences and workshops, as well as visits with family and friends, and daily housework, including preparations for holidays and meal preparation.
Dates: 1971-1995

New York Yearly Meeting collection of Quaker poetry

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Identifier: SFHL-SC-226
Abstract Contains poetry collected by New York Yearly Meeting as a topical collection. Folder 1 contains the commonplace book by an anonymous Quaker man which contains both original and copied works [n.d.]; Folder 2 contains the commonplace book of Aaron Baker (1772-1855) containing original and copies, ca. 1799-1855; Folder 3 holds loose manuscript poems; Folder 4 contains typed and printed poems and a detailed list of all the poems in the collection; Folder 5 contains loose poems by Benjamin Burling...
Dates: 1761-1937

"The Children of Light"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-093
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume, typed, manuscript of Elizabeth Stanley Trotter's "The Children of Light: Being the story of George Fox, the Quaker, and of Oliver Cromwell, the Soldier, and of William Penn, the Settler, and some of those who followed them." The manuscript is entirely written in verse, and is split into four "books." Book one includes: "The Youth," "The Hermit," and "The Search." Book two includes: "The Diviner," "The Revealer," and "The Man of Light." Book...
Dates: Undated, 1941

Vol. 4, 1957

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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.
Dates: 1957

"Moll Pitcher: A Poem"

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-099
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.
Dates: Undated

John Greenleaf Whittier letterbook

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-025
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.
Dates: 1842-1873