Papers of Hannah Flagg Gould, 1822-1893.


Papers of Hannah Flagg Gould, 1822-1893.

Collection contains autograph manuscripts of Gould's poems: "Earth and heaven," "Miss Hannah Gould's epitaphs, " "A name in the sand, " "The sad return, " "The sailor boy, " "Scripture hymn, " "Serenade, " "The spouting horn, " "Sunrise at sea, " "Warning from the gold mine, " and "We are spirits." Collection also includes nine letters chiefly about Gould's literary career: responses to requests for pieces to be published in "The Token," "The religious souvenir, " and "Ship and Shipments"; and complaints about the publication of her poem, "A name in the sand" in the "Transcript" without permission or acknowledgement. Other topics include her father's experiences in the Revolutionary War and an invitation to a small social gathering. Also included are three newspaper clippings: a copy of the poem, "A name in the sand"; Grace A. Oliver's letter to the editor of the "Transcript" about its publishing Gould's poem, "It snows," with an incorrect title and without acknowledgement of the author; and an article, "An American poetess, " about Gould and her poetic style. Correspondents include John Alonzo Clark, Samuel Griswold Goodrich, D.N. Haskell, James Monroe and Company, Mr. Keeler, Helen Cross Knight, and Elias Nason.

23 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7364840

University of Virginia. Library

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