Handwritten Book of Poetry

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1004

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a bound volume of poems, sonnets, and songs collected from the writings of many famous poetic figures, and handwritten onto the pages of this journal. Written in two separate hands, this journal appears to have been exchanged among two friends who alternately scribed favorite poems. Among those poets included are: Madame la Comtesse de Genlis, Antoine-Vincent Arnault, Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, Robert Lowell, Voltaire, Anacreon.

An inscription on the first page reads, "The most grateful; the most delicate offering that ever was presented as the [---] of affection friendship." Possibly signed [Susan Davies?], dated March 28, 1818. Another inscription (3-4 pages from end) appears to have been written by the same hand, and also is signed "Davies." The final two pages are written by a different hand (in French), and are signed "P. Sylvie [Goucor?]."

Dates

  • circa 1818

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

French

Italian

Abstract

This collection contains a bound volume of poems, sonnets, and songs collected from the writings of many famous poetic figures, and handwritten onto the pages of this journal. Written in two separate hands, this journal appears to have been exchanged among two friends who alternately scribed favorite poems.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Title
Finding Aid for the Handwritten Book of Poetry
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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