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Composition Book, 1838-1843

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 57, Folder: 1
Identifier: id64799

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents The following list of the individual compositions was provided by the seller: "1). "On Taste" 2). "On the Fourth of July" 3). "the House of death" 4). "The close of the season" 5). "On Autumn" dated Oct. 11, 1839; 6). "A Few Weeks in the Country." 7). "The Rewards of Diligence." 8). "The history of a knitting sheath." 9). "Our pride" Nov. 8th, 1839 10). "On the landing of the Pilgrim fathers," 11). "Jerusalem" 12). "Pictures in human life." 13), "Character of Mrs. Judson, dated Dec. 18, 1839" 14). A Journey to Turkey in Asia." 15). "Description of a brook" 16). "Letter from a daughter to a father in the time of the revolutionary war written by Mrs. E. Hoyt (ink changed color)...John has taken charge of the farm. William attends school regularly mother employees most of her time in spinning and I mine in...Write to us often for we are in much anxiety about you....I must close now that heaven may bless you....E.Hoyt 17). "Dear Mother July 13, 1838, Hartford, [CT}" 18). torn page and "Darkness and Adversity." 19). "Scene on a Winters Day" 14 torn pages shown in photo. 20). "On Trees" 21). "July 3, 1838." 22). "Personification of a brook" July 13, 1838 23). "Personification of summer" June 20, 1838 24). "Bees" July 27, 25). "On Man" Sept. 28, 1838 26). A visit to Trenton Falls, Mary Colgate makes entry, Amen or Ann Eliza Tarmen Bacon A Good middle name is that your honest opinion....If you don't believe you ought to Utica, Onnond'" Mary Colgate. 28). "On the dwelling house." 29). ink color changes "Home, Home" May 20, 1841. 30). "It is the power of all to do good." May 20, 1842 31). "What I should love to see, love to roam the wide world over." June 3, 1842 32). To Bless is to be blest Jun e 10, 1842. 33). Things that change, June 11, 1842. 34). How do we know we are immortal July 15, 1842. 35). Philadelphia June 4, 1843 "My dear friend....I took the steamboat for N. York. beautiful scenery on the Hudson. Brooklyn Philadelphia the city of brotherly love....the hospital founded by William Penn. I visited Gerard College. visited Laurel Hill cemetery....your affectionate friend Elizabeth E. Hoyt. mentions Little Falls 36). The death of Major Andre -- Sept 9, 1842 in pencil date only -- 37). Who is the greatest slave." on slavery Oct 7, 1841. 38). "The old church", 39). "they say" 40). "Imitation" 41) "The footsteps of God" 42). "Happiness" 1840 - Jan. 11th 43). "Our Common Blessing" Jan. 24th, 1840 44). Utica Jan. 30, 1838. 45). talks of death and struggles "The designs of afflictions, Feb. 6, 1838. 46). Allegory on Indolence and industry, I sat at my window at dusk. The stars shone brightly to gladden the approach of evening, all was hushed to silence except when I fell in a deep..... Feb. 21, 1839. 47). A good name is better than great riches." Feb. 28th 1840 48). What is education and when finished. 49). Personification of Spring. 50). Adversity the furnace of friendship, March 27, 1840 51). The character and life of B. Franklin." Utica April 10, 1840 52). The vacation, May 15, 1840th. 53). Humility May 22, 1840 54). Sense of knowledge and instruction, May 27, 1840 55). Apostrophe to the north star, May 5, 1840 57). tomorrow, June 12, 1840 58). "What do I love to see, June 19, 1840' 59). Hope July 3, 1840 60). The Evening Hour, July 8, 1840 61). Superstition, July 20, 1840 62). The immorality of the soul, Utica, July 27, 1840; 63) The deserted dwelling, 64). the fire, a story of the mother and her child stuck in the house on fire, thrilling and well described. 65). Hope 66). Eloquence , Nov. 6, 1840. 67). Fashion, Nov. 12, 1840 68). Common Expressions Nov. 19, 1840; 69). Cold weather is coming, Nov. 26, 1840 70). Set Helena, Utica, Dec. 3, 1840 71). My Dear Sister, Utica Dec. 5, 1840, describes Utica Mohawk River and Deerfield Hills; 72). A retrospect of the year 1841, Jan. 21, 1841. 73). A Contrast. How varied are the characters which we see around us..." Jan. 28, 1842. 74). Silent Teachers, Feb. 4, 1842. 75). Small beginnings make Great Endings. Feb. 11, 1842. 76). the far west, Feb. 14, 1842. 77). the last hour of Napoleon, Feb. 23, 1842. 78). The Mother of Washington, 79). Remembering childhood, 80). Ireland, 81). Kindness, 82). The blind girl, Mary Ella Berbee six 83). The orphans. 84). A soft answer, Jan. 21, 1848; 85). Angel Whispers, Jan 28, 1843; 86). Moral Ballast, Feb. 5, 1843; 87). The fated, Feb. 3, 1843, 88) John Q. Adams, Feb. 10, 1843. Very well written, gives Adams' mother credit. 89). Town and country, Feb. 17, 1843 90). Periodical excitements, March 31, 1843, 91). The True Alchemist, April 7, 1843; 92). A burial at sea, Sept. 20, 1843; 93). Great effects make great minds, Sept. 27, 1843; 94). Dreams for the Future, Oct. 4, 1843; 95). All that is fair and beautiful decays, 96). The force of Truth, 97). Music, Nov. 14, 1843, 98). History of Jerusalem, 99). A tale of the Huguenots"

Dates

  • 1838-1843

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English

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