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Saxe, John Godfrey, 1816-1887

 Person

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

John Godfrey Saxe papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-26
Overview The Saxe Papers are arranged in 4 series which include published and unpublished works, letters, family documents and scrap books. The letters especially tell the story of a tragic family life, but also reveal life in Vermont and New York in the 19th Century. Not exactly a poet, but a popular "versifier", Saxe was in fact a lawyer, a publisher, a journalist, a lecturer and ran for public office. He ended his life with his only surviving child, his son Charles, in Albany, where he died at the...

Letters and poetry, 1855-1870

 Item — Box: 13, Folder: 6
Identifier: ABER MS MISC
Scope and Contents Includes three manuscript poems written by John Godfrey Saxe, including "[Bereavement]," "On an ugly woman sitting for a daguerotype" (1851), and "The poet's privilege" (1870). Also includes three holograph letters written by John Godfrey Saxe to various recipients including W.H. Kilby (November 17, 1855), "Miss Sanborn" (December 3, 1870), and "Messrs. R. & F." (October 23, 1871).

Poetry, 1857

 Item — Box: 13, Folder: 7-9
Identifier: ABER MS MISC
Scope and Contents Three manuscript poems written by John Godfrey Saxe including "Compensation," "Proud Miss McBride" (1857), and "Laura."

Saxe, John Godfrey

 File — Box: 13, Folder: 6-9
Identifier: ABER MS MISC
Scope and Contents The Abernethy manuscript miscellany collection is comprised of 19 boxes (18 regular and 1 oversize) organized alphabetically by author last name. This collection includes original manuscript and typescript letters and writings from American authors throughout the 19th and 21st centuries. Transcriptions of original manuscript letters are available for some items.