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Life and works of Phillis Wheatley : containing her complete poetical works, numerous letters, and a complete biography of this famous poet of a century and a half ago

Title
Life and works of Phillis Wheatley : containing her complete poetical works, numerous letters, and a complete biography of this famous poet of a century and a half ago / by G. Herbert Renfro ; also, a sketch of the life of Mr. Renfro, by Leila Amos Pendleton.
Author
Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784
Publication
Washington, D.C. : Published by Robert L. Pendleton, 1216 You Street, 1916.

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Additional Authors
  • Renfro, G. Herbert (Gloster Herbert), 1867-1894.
  • Pendleton, Leila Amos, 1860-
  • Pendleton, R. L. (Robert L.)
Description
112 pages, [1] leaf of plates : portrait; 23 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Inscriptions (Provenance)
  • Presentation inscriptions (Provenance)
Note
  • Publisher statement from verso of title page.
  • "Phillis Wheatley's correspondence"--pages 27-31.
Provenance (note)
  • inscribed: in ink on recto of first free endleaf "To my friend Arthur A. Schomburg. R.L. Pendleton. 3/2/29 [i.e. 3/2/19?] Washington, D.C." ; Inscribed: in ink on same endleaf "Doris Mathilde Chambers." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Contents
Sketch of life of G.H. Renfro -- Life of Phillis Wheatley -- Phillis Wheatley's correspondence -- Title page first edition Phillis Wheatley's poems -- Dedication of first edition Phillis Wheatley's poems -- Preface to first edition Phillis Wheatley's poems -- To Maecenas -- On virtue -- To the University of Cambridge in New England -- To the King's most excellent Majesty, 1768 -- On being brought from Africa to America -- On the death of Rev. Dr. Sewell, 1769 -- On the death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield, 1770 -- On the death of a young lady of five years of age -- On the death of a young gentleman -- To a lady on the death of her husband -- Goliath of Gath -- Thoughts on the works of Providence -- To a lady on the death of three relations -- To a clergyman on the death of his lady -- An hymn to the morning -- An hymn to the evening -- Isaiah lxiii, 1-8 -- On recollection -- On imagination -- Funeral poems on the death of C.E., an infant of twelve months -- To Captain H―d, of the 65th Regiment -- To the Right Honourable William Earl of Dartmouth, His Majesty's secretary of state for North America, etc. -- Ode to Neptune -- To a lady on her coming to North American with her son, for the recovery of her health -- To a lady on her remarkable preservation in a hurricane in North Carolina -- To a lady and her children, on the death of her son and their brother -- To a gentleman and lady on the death of the lady's brother and sister, and a child of the name of Avis, aged one year -- On the death of Dr. Samuel Marshall, 1771 -- To a gentleman on his voyage to Great Britain for the recovery of his health -- To the Rev. Dr. Thomas Amory, on reading his sermons of daily devotion, in which that duty is recommended and assisted -- On the death of J.C., an infant -- An hymn to humanity -- To the honorable T.H., Esq., on the death of his daughter -- Niobe in distress for her children slain by Appollo, from Ovid's Metamorphoses, book VI, and from a view of the painting by Mr. Richard Wilson -- To S.M., a young African painter, on seeing his works - To His Honour the Lieutenant Governor, on the death of his lady, March 24, 1773 -- A farewell to America -- A rebus, by J.B. -- An answer to a rebus, by the author of these poems.
Call Number
Sc Rare 811-W (Wheatley, P. Life and works)
OCLC
  • 11461033
  • 11461033
  • NYPGR11461033-B
Author
Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784, author.
Title
Life and works of Phillis Wheatley : containing her complete poetical works, numerous letters, and a complete biography of this famous poet of a century and a half ago / by G. Herbert Renfro ; also, a sketch of the life of Mr. Renfro, by Leila Amos Pendleton.
Publisher
Washington, D.C. : Published by Robert L. Pendleton, 1216 You Street, 1916.
Provenance
Copy in Sc Rare 811-W (accession no. B527110) inscribed: in ink on recto of first free endleaf "To my friend Arthur A. Schomburg. R.L. Pendleton. 3/2/29 [i.e. 3/2/19?] Washington, D.C." ; Inscribed: in ink on same endleaf "Doris Mathilde Chambers." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Local Note
Schomburg Center researchers are restricted to the microform copy in: Sc Micro R-1850.
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Added Author
Renfro, G. Herbert (Gloster Herbert), 1867-1894. Sketch of the life of Phillis Wheatley.
Pendleton, Leila Amos, 1860-
Pendleton, R. L. (Robert L.), publisher.
Pendleton, R. L. (Robert L.), inscriber.
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938, former owner.
Chambers, Doris Mathilde, former owner.
Added Title
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Research Call Number
Sc Rare 811-W (Wheatley, P. Life and works)
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