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Poems and letters : first collected edition

Title
Poems and letters : first collected edition / Phillis Wheatley (Phillis Peters) ; edited by Chas. Fred. Heartman ; with an appreciation by Arthur A. Schomburg.
Author
Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784.
Publication
[New York] : Four hundred copies printed for Chas. Fred. Heartman, New York, [1915]

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Additional Authors
  • Heartman, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1883-1953.
  • Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938.
Description
111, [1] p. : port.; 25 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Series Statement
Heartman's historical series ; no. 8
Uniform Title
Heartman's historical series ; no. 8
Alternative Title
  • Phillis Wheatley poems and letters
  • Letters and poems of Phillis Wheatley
  • Phillis Wheatley (Phillis Peters) poems and letters
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Genre/Form
Inscriptions (Provenance)
Note
  • With a half title.
  • Author statement for Phillis Wheatley precedes title statement on title page.
  • Schomburg's "Appreciation", p. 7-19, signed at end: Arthur A. Schomburg, Secretary Negro Society for Historical Research, Yonkers, N.Y.
  • 9 copies printed on Japan vellum paper, 40 copies printed on Fabriano handmade paper, 350 copies printed on Ben Day paper. cf. title page versos.
  • Last page blank.
Provenance (note)
  • inscribed: in ink on recto of second free endleaf [in Schomburg's hand] "Author's Copy." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
  • inscribed: in ink on frecto of third free endleaf "A.A. Schomburg." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Contents
[Appreciation by Arthur A. Schomburg] -- Letters written by Phillis Wheatley. (First published in the Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings for 1863-1864) -- Poems: To the University of Cambridge, in New England (1767) ; To the King's Most Excellent Majesty (1768) ; On the death of Rev. Dr. Sewell (1769) ; On the death of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield (1770) ; To a lady on the death of her husband ; On the death of Dr. Samuel Marshall (1771) ; To the Rev. Mr. Pitkin, on the death of his lady ( 1772) ; Thoughts on the works of Providence ; Ode to Neptune (1772) ; To His Honor the Lieutenant Governor, on the death of his lady, March 24, 1773 ; A farewell to America (1773) ; His Excellency, General Washington ; On Major General Lee (1776) ; Liberty and peace (1784) ; To S.M., a young African painter, on seeing his works ; To the Hon'ble Thomas Hubbard, Esq. on the death of Mrs. Thankfull Leonard (1773) ; To the Honorable T.H., Esq., on the death of his daughter ; A hymn to humanity ; To the Rev. Dr. Thomas Amory, on reading his sermons on daily devotion, in which that duty is recommended and assisted ; To a gentleman on his voyage to Great Britain for the recovery of his health ; To a lady and her children, on the death of her son and their brother ; To a lady on her remarkable preservation in a hurricane in North Carolina ; To a lady on her coming to North America with her son, for the recovery of her health ; To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth, His Majesty's principal secretary of state for North America, etc. ; To Captian H—d, of the 65th Regiment ; A funeral poem on the death of C.E., an infant of twelve months ; On imagination ; An elegy sacred to the memory of Dr. Samuel Cooper (1784) ; On recollection ; Isaiah LXIII: 1-8 ; A hymn to the morning ; A hymn to the evening ; To a clergyman on the death of his lady ; To a lady on the death of three relations ; On the death of a young gentleman ; On the death of a young lady of five years of age ; To Maecenas ; On virtue ; On being brought from Africa to America ; A rebus, by J.B. ; An answer to the rebus, by the author of these poems ; Niobe in distress for her children slain by Apollo, from Ovid's Metamorphoses, book VI, and from a view of the painting of Mr. Richard Wilson ; Goliath of Gath -- Proposals. For printing by subscriptions a volume of poems & letters on various subjects, dedicated to the Right Hon. Benjamin Franklin, Esq.
Call Number
Sc Rare 811-W (Wheatley, P. Poems and letters)
LCCN
15022732
OCLC
  • 2040272
  • 2040272
Author
Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784.
Title
Poems and letters : first collected edition / Phillis Wheatley (Phillis Peters) ; edited by Chas. Fred. Heartman ; with an appreciation by Arthur A. Schomburg.
Imprint
[New York] : Four hundred copies printed for Chas. Fred. Heartman, New York, [1915]
Series
Heartman's historical series ; no. 8
Heartman's historical series ; no. 8
Provenance
Copy in Sc Rare 811-W (copy 2) (accession no. B547519) inscribed: in ink on recto of second free endleaf [in Schomburg's hand] "Author's Copy." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926. NN
Local Note
Copy in Sc Rare 811-W (copy 2) in copy "No. 5 of nine copies printed on Japan Vellum Paper." NN
Provenance
Copy in Sc Rare 811-W (copy 4) (accession no. B547533) inscribed: in ink on frecto of third free endleaf "A.A. Schomburg." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926. NN
Local Note
Copy in Sc Rare 811-W (copy 4) in copy "No. 19 of forty copies printed on Fabriano Handmade Paper." NN
Researchers are restricted to the microform copy in: Sc Micro R-1890. NN
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Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Heartman, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1883-1953.
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938.
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938, former owner, inscriber.
Cover Title
Phillis Wheatley poems and letters
Research Call Number
Sc Rare 811-W (Wheatley, P. Poems and letters)
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