Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Books in which noteworthy literary passages, cogent quotations, poems, comments, recipes, prescriptions, and other miscellaneous document types are written.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
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...
Dates: approximately 1800-1865; Majority of material found within approximately 1800
Identifier: Mss 0213
Abstract The collection contains correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to Charlotte A. Myers’ divorce from literary critic and poet Rufus Wilmot Griswold. Materials also relate to Caroline Griswold, a writer and Griswold’s daughter from his first marriage, who was raised by Myers. There are also daguerreotype portraits of Myers and Caroline Griswold and a commonplace book assembled by Myers. The papers also cover correspondence between Griswold’s grandchildren and Joy Bayless, author of the...
Identifier: Mss 0125
Abstract The papers contain writings, biographical materials, correspondence, and photographs documenting the life of John Asbury Zeigler, Jr., poet, music philanthropist, and co-owner of the Book Basement bookstore in Charleston, S.C. Materials relate to Zeigler’s education at the Citadel, and his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Yakutat, Alaska. The papers also cover Zeigler’s relationship with Edwin Peacock, their friendship with lithographer Prentiss Taylor and his partner Roderick...