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Letter to Miss Mary Hollingsworth from J. A. Coffman, April 12th, 1894.

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J. A. Coffman, M. D. writes to the Home to say that his adopted child, Nora, is doing well in school. He also asks about adopted another little girl (10-12 y.o.) on behalf of a friend. He provides details about his friend's circumstances and asks for…

Letter to W. L. Weller from J. A. Coffman, April 25th, 1894.

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J. A. Coffman, M. D. writes to the Home to say that his adopted child, Nora, is doing well in school. He also asks about adopted another little girl (10-12 y.o.) on behalf of a friend. He provides details about his friend's - Mr. E. Atchinson -…

Hero of the Wabash, ca. 1791

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Broadside entitled "Hero of the Wabash." Includes a poem telling of the cowardice of a "Captain Paul" during the Indian Wars and an engraving of an Army officer running from an attacking Native American. Captain Paul is not identified but it is…

Hunters of Kentucky, or Half Horse and Half Alligator, ca. 1815

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Printed broadside with a woodcut illustration and a poem describing the valor of Kentuckians at the Battle of New Orleans. The illustration pictures the famous half horse and half alligator as a horse with an alligator tail.

Hunters of Kentucky, ca. 1815

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The broadside includes a poem describing the valor of Kentuckians at the Battle of New Orleans.

Letter from Barthelemi Tardiveau to St. John de Crevecoeur, 16 February 1788

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Refers to verses he had written in response to what Crevecoeur had written him. Verses not included in letter.

The confession of Jereboam O. Beauchamp, 1826

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The confession of Jereboam O. Beauchamp, who was hanged at Frankfort, Kentucky, on the 7th day of July, 1826, for the murder of Colonel Solomon P. Sharp. Includes, at end of the confession, a postscript, letters, and poetry written by the author and…

Letter from Amos Kendall to F. G. Flugel, 14 May 1814

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In this letter, Kendall discusses his harrowing journey to meet with someone in town, his tutoring of Henry Clay's children, and a description of the beautiful land, "poetry cannot paint groves more beautiful or fields more luxuriant." He also…

Letter from Amos Kendall to F. G. Flugel, 4 July 1814

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In this letter, Kendall discusses the fine ladies in town, names some of the women and includes a longer poem written for them.

Letter from Amos Kendall to F. G. Flugel, 10 March 1815

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In this letter, Kendall discusses social customs, quoting "Are you rich? You are courted and carressed. Are you poor? You are despised or neglected." He mentions a man murdering his wife. Included is another poem, this one dscussing the bright future…

Poem, "Autumn Breeze"

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Poem titled "Autumn Breeze" and published in the Western Herald.

Poem on the death of Susan C. Speed

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Poem regarding the death of Susan C. Speed.