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Poesie / Sarah Maria Atkinson

Call Number: MS C295


Manuscript commonplace book inscribed to Sarah Maria Atkinson of Gortmore, Dundrum, Ireland by her aunt Mabella on April 22, 1859. Consists of 111 pages of English-language poems identified by title and/or author, followed by an inverted 2-page table of contents. Inscriptions and poems seem to be written in the same hand, probably by an adult. Near the end of the volume are 2 small decorative sketches and a small cluster of dried botanical specimens, the latter pasted above a poem about weeds. The loose enclosures, a manuscript poem and a botanical specimen, have been removed to MS P645.


  • Creation: approximately 1859-1861


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1 volume (in case and 1 folder) : Gortmore, Dundrum, [Dublin, Ireland] ; 19 cm, 38x25 cm.

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Physical Location

MS C295

Physical Location

MS P645

Custodial History

Inscribed "Sara Maria Atkinson from Aunt Mabella April 22d 1859 Gortmore". Owner's inscription also present reads: "Sarah Maria Atkinson Gortmore Dundrum".

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, O'Hegarty, 1959

Guide to the Sarah Maria Atkinson Commonplace Book
Poesie / Sarah Maria Atkinson
Finding aid prepared by ksc, 2007; revised by, cl 2010. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2007
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Sarah Maria Atkinson Collection, Department of Special Collections, MS C295, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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