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Mary Elizabeth Latane Waring Poulson Poetry Book

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00456

Content Description

Black bound poetry journal kept by Mary Elizabeth Latane Waring Poulson, referred to as Bettie throughout the book. Contents are autographs, sketches, and poetic verses from friends and her future husband, Thomas, H.G. Poulson from Accomack County, Virginia, who served in the 46th Regiment of the Virginia Infantry of the Confederate Army. Bettie and Thomas married in 1865 but their marriage was short lived as she died later that same year. Thomas continues writing romantic and loving verses in the book dedicated to her. He never remarried and ultimately ended up at the Robert E. Lee Confederate Soldier's Home for the poor where he died.

Dates

  • 1854-1866

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

.02 Linear Feet

Title
Guide to the Mary Elizabeth Latane Waring Poulson Poetry Book
Author
Christina R. Luers, CA
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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