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Poetry

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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Acrostic poem, 1854 September 30

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Scope and Contents An acrostic poem written by Charles A. Derby and titled "A Humble Acrostic."

Charles M. Barton papers, 1855-1870

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Scope and Contents Includes one letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles M. Barton to his cousin Joseph M. Barton, in which he complains about VMI life and about his instructor Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Jackson is described as a "hell of a fool"). Also included is a notebook (ca. 250 pages) containing poetry copied by Cadet Barton, including "The Faculty of the VMI" which describes Francis H. Smith, John T.L. Preston and other early faculty members; class notes from lectures given by Francis...

Notebook, 1855-1870

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Scope and Contents The notebook (ca. 250 pages) contains poetry copied by Charles M. Barton, including "The Faculty of the VMI" which describes Francis H. Smith, John T.L. Preston and other early faculty members, class notes from lectures given by Francis H. Smith, autographs of Barton's VMI classmates, and a resolution on the death of Cadet Thomas Blackburn. The notebook, although pertaining largely to Charles, also contains notes on law and notations concerning legal cases and fees. This material likely relates...

Notebook, 1849-1864

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Scope and Contents The notebook contains approximately 50 poems by William E. Arnold, other cadets, various 19th century poets, and anonymous authors. Cadet poetry includes The Regulations by Charles Denby (VMI Class of 1850) and The Six Plebes on Leaving for Richmond by Thomas O. Benton (VMI Class of 1850). A few poems were composed by Arnold during the Civil War. The notebook also includes miscellany such as clippings, puzzles, and riddles.

Original Poems for Infant Minds book, 1839

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Scope and Contents Book chiefly written by Jane Taylor (1783-1824) and Ann Taylor (1782-1866). Signature of Charlotte Derby (Bassett) written in pencil on the inside front cover.

Poem by Mary E. Derby

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Scope and Contents Poem titled "Shall we meet again, Mary?."

Translation of the Aeneid, Book 1, 1852 March 20

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Scope and Contents A translation by Charles A. Derby of Aeneid, Book 1 by Virgil.