A Guide to the Hannah Flagg Gould Collection Gould, Hannah Flagg. 7633

A Guide to the Hannah Flagg Gould Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 7633


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
7633
Title
Hannah Flagg Gould Collection 1822-1893
Extent
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Hannah Flagg Gould Collection, Accession 7633, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit 1964 Jul 21

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities



Item Listing

Manuscripts
  • Poem, " Miss Hannah Gould's epitaphs"
    1822 Mar
    AMs, 4 p.

    [36 humorous epitaphs on "local celebrities" including herself.]

  • Poem, " The Sad Return"
    1838 Jan
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Laments young woman who died while traveling abroad.]

  • Poem, " Sunrise at Sea" (excerpt)
    1840 Sep
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Describes the sun rising over the ocean.]

  • Poem, " Scripture Hymn"
    1848 Apr 19
    AMsS, 3 p.

    [Urges Christians to live for the Lord and spread his word.]

  • Poem, " A Name in the Sand"
    1849 Apr 23
    AMsS,1 p.w/newspaper copy

    [Comments on the transitoriness of life ; asserts that the eternal record of each human existence is kept by God.]

  • Poem, " Earth and Heaven"
    1854 Aug 16
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Compares the transitory pleasure of life on earth with the eternal delights of heaven.]

  • First verse of poem, " We Are Spirits"
    1858 Nov 30
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Proclaims the fleeting uncertainty of earthly existence.]

  • Poem, " The Sprouting Horn"
    n. d.
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Describes a water spout and compares it human existence.]

  • Poem, " Serenade"
    n. d.
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Voyager's farewell to a loved on being left behind.]

  • Poem, " The Sailor Boy"
    n. d.
    AMsS, 1 p.

    [Laments the death at sea of a young sailor.]

Letters
  • Hannah Flagg Gouldto Rev. John A. Clark
    1837 Feb 10
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Responds to request for some of her verses; asks his help in contacting [President Colton] of Bristol Collegeregarding an article he published in The Religious Souvenir; includes note on reverse of backing sheet in another hand, "Dr. James Gregory, Professor of Medicine in Edinburgh, Author of "Philosophical Essays"-the "Conspectus."]

  • Hannah Flagg Gouldto Dear Sir
    1839 Jun 7
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Responds to request for a piece to be published in Ship and Shipments; expresses pleasure at being introduced to Mr. Cutter and Mr. Mellen whose writing she admires.]

  • Hannah Flagg Gouldto Elias Nason
    1847 Oct 2
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Thanks him for loaned books; invites him and his brother to call to discuss adapting some of her pieces to melodies.]

  • Hannah Flagg Gouldto D. N. Haskell
    1857 May 25
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Decries his use of her poem " A Name in the Sand" in his publication the Transcriptin mutilated form and without acknowledging the author.]

  • Hannah Flagg Gouldto Messrs. James Monroe & Co.
    1860 Jan 14
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Requests 40 copies of an unnamed item, for which she will pay $5.]

  • Hannah Flagg Gouldto Mr. Keeler
    n. d.
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Regrets having no letters or papers on revolutionary days to add to his collection; reminisces about her father's war experiences from Lexingtonto West Point. ]

  • Hannah Flagg Gouldto Helen C. Knight
    n. d.
    ALS (fragment), 2 p.

    [Responds to request for a literary contribution.]

  • Hannah Flagg Gouldto Anne T.
    n. d.
    ALS, 1 p.

    [Invites her to join Gould and other guests for a social evening.]

Miscellaneous
  • Transcript
    1893 Dec 6
    Clipping

    [Letters to the Editor admonishing the use of an incorrect title for Hannah Flagg Gould's poem " It Snows" and its publication without credit to the author.]

  • " An American Poetess"
    n. d.
    Clipping

    [Newspaper article by H. E. H. reminiscing about Hannah Flagg Gould, whom she had met as a child, and discussing her poetic style.]

  • Poem, " A Name in the Sand"
    n. d.
    Clipping

    [See manuscripts.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • D. N. Haskell
  • Elias Nason
  • Hannah Flagg Gould
  • Helen C. Knight
  • James Gregory
  • John A. Clark