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Literary miscellany

Identifier: Mss 0034-094

Collection Overview

Commonplace book and loose papers contain original [?] and copied literary passages. The entries are in several different handwritings and include poems, essays, quotations, letters, and excerpts from sermons. Many poems have a pastoral or religious theme, while other passages concern mourning and consolation, illness, conjugal love, friendship, and moral character and conduct. Authors named include Langhorn, Dr. Watts, Matthew Prior, Tickell, Le Fevre, and Stern. Two poems are dedicated to a Mr. Shenston, and there is an extract from Shenstone's essays on men and manners. Includes a letter (1829) in pencil [which may not be related to the collection].


  • Creation: approximately 1800-1865
  • Creation: Majority of material found within approximately 1800

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Custodial History

The collection was "taken by me from the debris of the Bank of Charleston, S.C. glutted [sic] on the retreat of the rebels from that city April 1865 when I had to rehoist the stars and stripes over Fort Sumter. Jos. Ward, Jr."

Inventory of the Literary Miscellany, approximately 1800-1865 (bulk approximately 1800)
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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