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Poetry

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:

James Elmore collection

 Collection — Folder S2135
Identifier: S2135
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence regarding the authorship of “Sassafras,” a poem first published in the Crawfordsville Journal and attributed to James Elmore. Elmore denied authorship and it was later believed to have been written as a joke by Jesse A. Greene, editor of the Crawfordsville Journal. The collection includes typewritten copies of letters written in April 1945 by Caroline Dunn, Indiana Historical Society...
Dates: 1945-1955

James Siddall papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3291
Scope and Contents This collection includes "Dantucker with Speed," a incomplete handwritten poem about the nomination and election of James Polk (circa 1844). On the back of the same paper, there is a poem that begins, "O death within thy ruthless grasp" and a February 7, 1844 receipt from the Indianapolis office of the Sinking Fund for Asa Anderson and Esquire Ward regarding payment of interest on a loan. The collection also has a February 28, 1846 "Penmanship" receipt and includes a pencil drawing of a woman...
Dates: 1837-1846

James Whitcomb Riley collection

 Collection
Identifier: L135
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters, postcards, handwritten poems and printed copies, and a calling card from James Whitcomb Riley in Indiana, including a scrapbook of letters from Riley to Kentucky author Madison Cawein, as well as other materials such as clippings, postcards, biographies, regarding Riley, ranging from 1876 to 1947 and undated.

There are also broadsides and printed portraits of Riley, ranging from 1900 to 1947 and undated (OBD038).
Dates: 1876-1947

James Whitcomb Riley photograph collection

 Collection — Folder SP050
Identifier: SP050
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs and illustrations in Indiana ranging from circa 1860 to circa 1930 regarding author James Whitcomb Riley, people and places associated with him, his dog "Lockerbie", and his works. There are also photographs from his funeral and statue dedication in Greenfield, Indiana
Dates: circa 1860-circa 1930

Janice Musselman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1003
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of poems, songs, scriptures and corrrespondence of the Mallery, Sallee, and Emmons families (1834 -1892). Several letters are written by Moses E. Sallee while he was with Company L, Indiana 8th Cavalry Regiment during the U.S. Civil War. Also included is the account book of J.M. Mallery of Noblesville, Indiana is (1835-1858). Some of the photocopies are illegible.
Dates: 1834-1892, undated

Jap Miller pamphlet

 Collection — Folder S3433
Identifier: S3433
Scope and Contents This collection contains one pamphlet about Isaac "Jap" Miller. It was printed around 1931 and contains biographical information written by Jap Miller and a poem written about him by James Whitcomb Riley in 1889.
Dates: circa 1931

Jennie McDowell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0880
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostat copies of land grant, family letters, and poems from the Lindley and Woody families in Indiana, Maryland, and North Carolina ranging from 1813 to 1884.
Dates: 1813-1865, undated

Joaquin Miller collection

 Collection — Folder S0958
Identifier: S0958
Scope and Contents This collection includes one poem, entitled "To Russia" by Joaquin Miller, undated and a program for Joaquin Miller Day at the Panama-Pacific Exposition on November 10, 1915.
Dates: 1915

John A. Botts poem

 Collection — Folder S1037
Identifier: S1037
Scope and Contents This collection includes an eleven stanza poem written by John A. Botts and dated June 12, 1863. The poem relates the movement and actions of Company C, 59th Indiana Regiment during the Vicksburg campaign of the U.S. Civil War. At the end of the poem there is a note dated June 25, 1863 from William Owen to Mary Owen that says, "Mary I send you this poetry and if you get it I want you to take good Cear [care] of it till I come home."
Dates: 1863/06/12

John Howard Hanger collection

 Collection — Folder S2042
Identifier: S2042
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence sent by the John H. Hanger family to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pritchard of Amo, Hendricks County, Indiana, including an invitation to the June 27, 1952 wedding of Beverly Ann Hanger and J. Trall Heitzenrater and year-end greeting cards from 1955 and 1957. The greeting cards share family happenings for the year written in verse by Rev. Hanger.
Dates: 1952-1957