Charles Timothy Brooks letters, hymns, and poems, 1847-1880.


Charles Timothy Brooks letters, hymns, and poems, 1847-1880.

The collection consists of seven items by Brooks, accompanied by collateral material, and bibliographical notes on Brooks compiled by Philip Allison Shelley. The works by Brooks include: letter to Thomas A. Greene, 15 Jan. 1847, expressing concern that colored people would not be admitted to a lecture he'd agreed to give; notes by Brooks on Benjamin Franklin, 15 June 1847; letter to a friend, 13 March 1855, describing a recent journey; letter to a friend, 18 Sept. 1855, telling of recent activities. Also, a letter to Brooks from Anton Auersperg [Anastasius Grün], 28 Oct. 1855, in German; six lines of untitled verse, Jan. 1864; a poem entitled Easter, 12 March 1880; Brooks' handwritten translation of Niclas Miller [Niklas Müller]'s Ten sonnets in armor (12 p.), Nov. 1862. Printed materials include a program for a Unitarian festival, 1 June 1882, containing a hymn written by Brooks; an appeal for donations to pay for a William Ellery Channing birthplace memorial, signed by Brooks as committee chairman, 3 May 1878; Channing Birthplace Memorial pledge form; "Grandmother's Story," 13 June 1873, poem on back of Mademoiselle Thérèse Liebe's annual matinee musicale program, 12 July 1873; hymn by Brooks in program for Commemorative services by the First Church in Boston, 18 November 1880.

13 items.



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