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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
Subjects
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
Added Title
Phillis Wheatley (Phillis Peters) poems and letters
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Research Call Number
Sc Rare 811-W (Wheatley, P. Poems and letters)
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