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Marianne Wing notebook of original poetry

Title
Marianne Wing notebook of original poetry, 1834-1881
Author
Wing, Marianne, 1819?-1892.

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Mixed materialPermit needed Pforz BND-MSS (Wing, M.)Schwarzman Building - Pforzheimer Collection Room 319

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Description
74 manuscript pages (79 total leaves, some blank) : illustrated; 18 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Poetry.
  • Watercolors (paintings)
  • Drawings (visual works)
Note
  • Pforzheimer Manuscript (MISC 4398).
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Marianne Wing was born about 1819 in Braintree, Essex, England, the daughter of William Wing. By 1851 she was living in Chelmsford with her husband, William Abbott, a retired farmer, and their two young children, Joseph William and Clara Maria. Ten years later she was living with her husband in Black Notley. By 1881 she was widowed and living with her unmarried sister, Sarah Wing, in Lambeth. In 1889, at age 70, she married James Raper, a joiner/carpenter, at St Stephen's, Walbrook. She died an inmate at Peckham House Lunatic Asylum on February 17, 1892.
Contents
Dedication. -- "I've roved thro' dell and grove." -- "To My Brother." -- "Home." -- "I love thee, I love thee, sweet bloom of the dell." -- "The Birds." -- "Bring Flowers." -- "There's Beauty." -- "The Invitation." -- "We ought to use every morning." -- "Lines." -- "Oh take the red rose." -- "The Forsaken." -- "Time's Changes." -- "The rosebud should sun on its mossy stem." -- "Spring." --"The Rover's Song." -- "The Old Years." -- "Song." -- "Spring." -- "Parting." -- "Lines For my Sister's Album." -- "Lines to an Infant's lock of Hair." -- "Poetry." -- "The Condemned." -- "The pulse of Memory." -- "Oh name not those days." -- "To My Friend." -- "Constancy." -- "The brevity and uncertainty of life." -- "Fairy Song." -- "The Garden." -- "Friendship." -- "You Remember." -- "Childhood." -- "Written in Sydney Durell's Album." -- "To Violet Abbott."
Call Number
Pforz BND-MSS (Wing, M.)
OCLC
959294795
Author
Wing, Marianne, 1819?-1892.
Title
Marianne Wing notebook of original poetry, 1834-1881
Summary
Manuscript notebook containing 36 original poems and prose meditations, with 12 original illustrations. A dedication, to the author's brother, is dated January 20, 1836; another piece is dated 1834. Most of the other pieces are undated, but appear to have been written around the 1830's and are signed either "M Wing" or "M W." One poem (leaf 43 recto) is signed "Marianne Wing." The final two poems, dated 1880 and 1881 (each written to one of her grandchildren), are signed "Mrs. Abbott" and "M. Abbott," respectively. An ownership inscription at the front reads: "Mrs. W. Abbott / Original Poems." The illustrations, mostly watercolors of birds and flowers, include pencil drawings of Cowling Castle in Kent, a rose, and a sailboat. In contemporary green calf with gilt border on covers; spine gilt, with two red morocco labels reading "Original" and "Vol. I."
Access
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Marianne Wing was born about 1819 in Braintree, Essex, England, the daughter of William Wing. By 1851 she was living in Chelmsford with her husband, William Abbott, a retired farmer, and their two young children, Joseph William and Clara Maria. Ten years later she was living with her husband in Black Notley. By 1881 she was widowed and living with her unmarried sister, Sarah Wing, in Lambeth. In 1889, at age 70, she married James Raper, a joiner/carpenter, at St Stephen's, Walbrook. She died an inmate at Peckham House Lunatic Asylum on February 17, 1892.
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