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MS book of poetry, 1843

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MS book of poetry




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


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.


1 Reel of microfilm.


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.


  • 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

User Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.