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MS book of poetry, 1843

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Title

MS book of poetry

Date

1843

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Arrangement

Arranged somewhat chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], MS book of poetry, 1843, 1F87M-815, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

1 Reel of microfilm.

Biography/History

Poet. Mary E. Wilson was a native of the Maysville, Ky. area where she spent most of her life. In 1854 she was married to Morgan L. Betts of Detroit and died suddenly a short time thereafter at the age of 31. The ten years before her marriage, Mrs. Betts had many of her short poems published in local, regional and national publications.

Scope and Content

This is the scrapbook of poetry by Mary E. Wilson Betts. Contained in the scrapbook is handwritten poetry as well as numerous clippings of her poetry published in various newspapers such as the New York Saturday Emporium, the Detroit Times, the Louisville Journal and the Maysville Eagle.

Subjects

  • Wilson, Mary E, 1823-1854.
  • New York Saturday Emporium.
  • Detroit times.
  • Louisville Journal (Louisville, Ky.).
  • Maysville Eagle (Maysville, Ky.)
  • Poets, American--Kentucky.
  • Poetry.
  • Authors.
  • Maysville (Ky.).
  • Clippings.
  • Poems