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Lancaster, Pennsylvania Poetry Journals

Identifier: SC 00643

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Scope and Contents

Two handwritten poetry journals.  One  kept by Sarah Wood and one by an unknown writer.  The unknown writer has a religious theme plus many of the poems are by other authors.

Sarah Wood's poems are about her friends, family and historical and current events in her life.  One poem is written in memory of her father, and other poems in memory of friends.  Her subjects are varied, for example one poem is entitled, "The Superanuated Horse to His Master" and another one, "Alliteration."  One page is written on the minutes of an organization, "An Epistle Our Yearly Meeting" in 1912.  Another page includes the names:  Thomas Wood, Lydia D. Wood, Joseph Wood, Margaret Wood and Hannah R. Wood.


  • Creation: 1828-1835
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1831-1834

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Biographical Information:

Author of poetry from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


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Physical Description

3 items.

Guide to the Lancaster, Pennsylvania Poetry Journals
Finding Aid Authors: Susan A. Riggs, Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository