A Guide to the Randolph-Meikleham Family Papers, 1792-1882 Randolph-Meikleham Family, Papers 4726-a

A Guide to the Randolph-Meikleham Family Papers, 1792-1882

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Accession Number
4726-a
Title
Randolph-Meikleham Family Papers 1792-1882
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of 183 items.
Language
English

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Randolph-Meikleham family papers, 1792-1882, Accession #4726-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va., Accession #4726-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Randolph-Meikleham Family Papers were loaned to the University of Virginia Library by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1954 May 26.


Scope and Content

Papers, 1820-1882, chiefly of Septimia Randolph Meikleham, include correspondence concerning Monticello, Edgehill, the University of Virginia, family matters, social life in Virginia, Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C., her schoolmates in Cambridge, Mass., travel in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York, courtship, and fashion; narratives about the Lewis and Clark expeditions, Monticello, and James and Dolley Madison; legal papers; and poetry.

The papers also contain miscellaneous correspondence, 1836-1839, of the Randolph, Meikleham, Coolidge, and Bankhead families, concerning family and social matters, travelling to Havana, Cuba, and a trip to Philadelphia, Pa., during which Martha Jefferson Randolph sat for a portrait by Thomas Sully; and three letters, 1840-1844, from Dolley Madison to Septimia Randolph Meikleham relating to social and family matters, and specifically Meikleham's marriage.

Of particular note are letters from Meriwether Lewis Randolph concerning life in the frontier town of Little Rock, Ark., including fighting off wolves; a letter, 28 August 1825, from John Hemings, a slave, to Septimia Randolph pertaining to the grounds at Poplar Forest; a letter, ca. 1829, from Martha Jefferson Randolph, Lynchburg, Va., to Septimia Randolph, Edgehill, Va., providing an account of her trip to Lynchburg, sewing; and a letter from George Wythe Randolph, 1860 October 14, speculating on the effect of Lincoln's election on the South.

There is also a letter, 1843 October 2, from Edward Everett, London, Eng., involving the "Cary estate" and his admiration for Thomas Jefferson; and a letter, 30 January 1878, from Charles Stewart Parnell, Rathdrum, Ireland, to Septimia Randolph Meikleham, concerning his mother's visit to the United States.

Of particular interest are a letter, 1792 November 2, from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Mann Randolph, concerning family matters and Virginia politics and mentioning Madison and Monroe; a letter, 1820 April 17, from John St. George Randolph, Amelia County, Va., to Thomas Mann Randolph, Richmond, Va., on the dismissal of an overseer; and a list, ca. 1821, in Thomas Jefferson's hand, of slaves' bread distribution.

A letter from Archibald Cary at the University of Virginia, to Septimia Randolph, 1834 Dec. 15, mentions that her "acquaintance A. F. E. Robertson (the young man you saw at Davis' & thought so handsome) was shot in the back by an old fellow, while endeavoring to take a dead negro for our anatomical dissections."

Additional items include drafts of poems by Septimia Randolph, and Mrs. Hemans, fragments of Cornelia Randolph's music, and a photograph of an unidentified family home.

Contents List

Box-Folder 1:1
John St. George Randolph to Thomas Mann Randolph, 1820 April 17
ALS, 1 p.; with attached address leaf; docketed.

Asking that a former overseer, James Linsey, be removed from his property.

Box-Folder 1:2
Ellen Bankhead [Carter] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1820 May 18
ALS, 1 p.

Desiring to see Septimia so they could play together in her "baby house."

Box-Folder 1:3
John Hemmings [sic], Poplar Forest to "miss Septima monticello" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1825 August 28
ALS, 1 p.; with address leaf.

Hemings, a slave, has received Septimia Randolph's letter and is "embreasit" [embarrassed] that she had to write to him. He thanks her for letting him know how her "grand Paw" [Thomas Jefferson] is and is glad "to hear that he is no worst." Hemings hopes that she is well and asks her to "giv my Love to all your brothers Gorg with Randolph [George Wythe Randolph] speculy [specially]." Work continues on the house and the terraces. Hemings hopes "I Shol be able to Com home by the 25 of November Ef Life Last."

Box-Folder 1:4
V[irginia] J[efferson Randolph] Trist to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1826 December 24
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with partial address on verso; with partial wax seal.

Mentions her brothers Benjamin [Franklin Randolph], George [Wythe Randolph], and Lewis [Randolph], and sister Ellen [Wayles Coolidge]. Discussing her long silence, the marriage of Mr. Long and Mrs. Selden, and the dismissal of "Mr. Grey, the hotel keeper at the University for bad conduct." Additionally, discusses problems at the University of Virginia resulting in a "prescribed uniform for the students," including "shoes and garters instead of boots, for it was discovered that the young men used their boots to smuggle in liquor into their dormitories." The letter also contains an anecdote about one student purchasing twenty-seven broadcloth coats to pay off his gambling debts.

Box-Folder 1:5
M[ary] J[efferson] R[andolph] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1827 June 18
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; with partial wax seal; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, June 21.

Concerning Septimia and George's progress in study, and various illnesses at home. Also, mentions visiting Monticello often where the servants ask about Septimia and George. In a continuation to her mother, Mary discusses the prisoner Quatremere Disjonval's use of spiders to predict the weather, and his eventual rescue by the French from a prison in Utrecht, [Holland].

Box-Folder 1:6
E[llen] M. B[ankhead Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1827 September 23
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l; with attached address leaf; with wax seal.

Mentions not being able to "bear the idea of parting with Dear Willie, and nothing reconciles [her] to it, but knowing how much [she] shall profit by it." Willie is recovering from poor health "which [Ellen] expect[s], has been the cause of his backwardness." She inquires after Aunt Ellen [Wayles Randolph Coolidge]'s child, and asks to know her name.

box-Folder 1:7
E[llen] M. [Bankhead Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1828 January 19
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf; with partial wax seal; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, January 22.

Cannot write a long letter "as it is Sally's? washing day." Refers to Willie's interruptions, and his and Martha's mutilation of their toys. Mentions that "Mrs. Trist is very cross, she boxes Uncle Lewis's [Lewis Randolph] ears two or three times every day, and once boxed Uncle Trist [Nicholas P. Trist] for preventing her from giving an Apple to Martha."

box-Folder 1:8
E[llen] M. B[ankhead Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1828 March 1
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf; with partial wax seal; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, March.

Concerning her progress in school.

box-Folder 1:9
Lewis [Randolph] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1828 March 17
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf; with partial wax seal; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, March 18.

Discussing the progress of the children Willie, Martha and Maria.

box-Folder 1:10
Ellen M. Bankhead [Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1828 November 24
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; with wax seal.

Mentions Aunt Virginia [Jefferson Randolph Trist's] son, and laments Aunt Jane and Uncle Jeff's only having daughters. Discusses Willie's improved behavior, and Uncle [Nicholas P.] Trist's clerkship in Washington.

Box-folder 1:11
Ellen M. Bankhead [Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1828 December 21
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; with wax seal.

Relating her trip on a Steamboat, and Willie's recovery from a cold.

Box-folder 1:12
Phoebe Ann Foxcroft to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1829 January 1
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf.

Concerning the affairs at Septimia's former school, and of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mentions enclosing a lock of her hair, and asks for one in return.

Box-folder 1:13
Ellen M. Bankhead [Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia] Randolph, 1829 January 16
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; with partial wax seal.

Asks if the report of "Old Mrs. Trist's" death is true, inquires about her schooling, and relates an anecdote about her traveling to a wedding on an ox cart.

Box-folder 1:14
Ellen M. Bankhead [Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1829 January 31
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; with wax seal.

Chastising Septimia for not answering her questions, especially hers concerning the death of Mrs. Trist. Mentions that she does not find Willie "a very comfortable bedfellow, for he very often rains all over [her]."

Box-folder 1:15
Ellen M. Bankhead [Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1829 February 22
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l; with attached address leaf; with wax seal.

Asks if her father [Thomas Mann Randolph] and brother John are alive or dead because she has not heard from them. She worries about them and Uncle William because of "their being so near the University whilst that dreadful fever is raging there."

Box-folder 1:16
Ellen M. Bankhead [Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1829 April 12
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf; with wax seal.

Says that she must say something "about my darling spoiled Willie," and that he yet is fond of playing with babies as a little girl. She also mentions Tom's learning to shoot, and his fondness for his gun. Also contains a drawing by "little Willie" for little Pat.

Box-folder 1:17
Ellen Coolidge to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1829 April 16
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; with wax seal; postmarked Boston, MA, April 17.

Providing Septimia with news of Ellen's children, including Septimia's "favorite" Ellen. Mentions John Rogers', who had married Miss Ellen Derby, loss of fortune. Provides her with several fashion tips, and encourages her studies, but claims that she "will a few years hence, find a ready use of [her] needle, and a competent knowledge of housekeeping of more value, of more absolute necessity, than [she] can possibly imagine now."

Box-folder 1:18
M[artha Jefferson] R[andolph] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], [1829 June 7]? Sunday Morning
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf; with wax seal; postmarked Lynchburg, VA, June 8.

Describes a brief stop to Mr. Davis' house, the condition of Jane Randolph, and her inability to see anyone without "a reinforcement to [her] wardrobe."

Box-folder 1:19
E[llen] M. [Bankhead Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1829 September 20
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address. Letter torn along old fold and brittle along others.

Describes a visit with Mrs. Buckner and Mrs. Minor and their families, and the intelligence of their daughters. Mentions preparations for Miss Dorothea [Minor's] impending wedding. In a continuation of the letter on the 21st, Bankhead says that she is interested in the "secret" Septimia has to tell her, but that she can guess what it is.

Box-folder 1:20
Ann and Jane Higginbotham to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1829 December 5
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, December 7.

Ann describes teasing Susan Johnson for her secret engagement, and mentions that Elizabeth and Mary Winn are to go to the Richmond "debates" in the convention. Jane's continuation tells her to give her love to Ellen Bankhead [Carter] who is now with Septimia in Washington, and inquires about life in the city.

Box-folder 1:21
Cary Anne N. Randolph and L[ewis] Randolph to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1830 January 12
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

Cary Anne discusses life at school, and the arrival of Uncle Lewis [Randolph] and Lucy Minor. Lewis' continuation describes the "Bedlam" qualities of his house at school. Extols Miss Minor's good qualities, and, in a postscript, asks for several books from Monticello.

Box-folder 1:22
Emmeline Foxcroft to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1830 February 17
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

Describes changes in Cambridge, including a new president at Harvard, and the parties there. Mentions the arrival of Mr. Davis and his daughter to Cambridge, and their purchase of a house there. She also asks to be remembered by several of Septimia's acquaintances in Cambridge, Mr. Rand, Miss Mary Stearns, Phoebe Anne, and Emmeline's mother.

Box-folder 1:23
Lucia [Swett] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1830 April 1
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf; with partial wax seal.

Concerning various former acquaintances in Boston.

Box-folder 1:24
B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Randolph to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], [1830] May 20
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked University of Virginia, May 21.

Relating the affection between Mr. and Mrs. Dunglison in her illness. Claims that the Virginia Legislature should prohibit Fairs, like the one just ended, within five miles of the University of Virginia because "it is nothing but an assemblage of women to gull the students." He also mentions his appointment as one of the essay writers for the University's "public day."

Box-folder 1:25
E[llen] B[ankhead Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1830 August 30
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; with wax seal; postmarked Charlotttesville, VA, September 3.

Relating family matters, as well as marriage prospects of mutual friends. In a postscript, Ellen asks her Aunt Cornelia [Jefferson Randolph] to add her own postscript in Septimia's next letter, informing her of the current fashions.

Box-folder 1:26
Lucia [Swett] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], [1830] September 21
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked Boston, MA, September.

Written in crosshatch, this letter is difficult to read. Thanks Septimia for a gift, and relates the progress of her brothers, one entering divinity school, and the other medicine as well as other family news. She also says, "I still continue with Doctor [John]? Park, and indeed [I think]? I shall for some time to come, and I am delighted both with him and his school, and I hope if you ever should come ou[t] here again, to stay for any length of time, [and] you will go there, we may enjoy it as much as we did; at the time we were together at Miss Spooner's who has been so sick as to be oblidged to go up to Lancaster, and resign her school to Hannah Spooner, and in consequence of this, most of those, with whom we went to school have been [dispersed?], Frances Higginson, Louisa Perkins, and Elizabeth Chapman, are at Mr. [Ralph Waldo?] Emerson's and our friend the latter, appears as friendly and as amiable as ever."

Box-folder 1:27
Ellen B[ankhead Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1831 April 21
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; with wax seal; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, April 24.

Relates her interaction with Sarah Lewis, and that she has heard from Mr. Shaaf that the Misses Randolph waltz beautifully in Washington. She instructs Septimia not to reveal this in Charlottesville because of a recent outcry against waltzing. She claims that if she returns to Charlottesville, Septimia will drive the students crazy. Ellen also describes her frequent walks to Charlottesville, relates the affairs at Monticello, and lists the engagements of several of their mutual friends.

Box-folder 1:28
E[llen] B[ankhead Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], [ca. 1831] July
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, July 23.

Discusses a visit to Spring Grove, Willie's disposition, and a party that she has attended. At the close of her letter, she laments the dilapidation of Monticello.

Box-folder 1:29
[L. Lear] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1831 September 5
ANS, 2 pp. on 1 l.

Asking Septimia to join her for a ride.

Box-folder 1:30
C[ary] A[nne] and M[ary] J[efferson] Randolph to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1831 November 15
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

Discussing their grandmother's illness, and the marital status of their University friends.

Box-folder 1:31
Maria C. Harford to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1832 June 19
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked Philadelphia, PA, June 18.

Laments not seeing her before her travel to Georgia, and relates an anecdote about a neighbor of hers being serenaded. Discusses her travels to Philadelphia and to New York, but is fearful that her boat will be searched "for fear of the Colera."

Box-folder 1:32
M. S. Randolph to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1832 June 24
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf.

Inquires about cousin Ellen's [Bankhead Carter] marriage, and reveals that their cousin John is engaged.

Box-folder 1:33
B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Randolph to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1832 [July 4]
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf.

Relates that his endeavors to marry rich have been thwarted, and that doctors cannot marry well because of low pay.

Box-folder 1:34
Ellen [Bankhead] Carter to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1832 July 18
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; with wax seal; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, July 21.

Describes events in Charlemont, and her interactions with her new husband's relations. She also reveals that her brother John is engaged to Elizabeth Christian, who "is not worth a cent," and discusses his financial and employment difficulties.

Box-folder 1:35
L[ewis] Randolph to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1832 July 31
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, August 1.

Describes the condition of himself and Mr. Deveaux upon their return to Edgehill. Reports his visit to Monticello, and laments its dilapidated condition. Lewis proclaims that he would not visit the house because he would not show [James T.] Barclay the respect of calling on him. Lewis goes on further to say, "I most sincerely pray that before I leave the neighborhood my eyes may be gladdened with the sight of the House wrapped in flames, and that every vestige of building may be swept from the top of the Mountain."

Box-folder 1:36
L[ewis] Randolph to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1832 October 7
ALS, 1 p.; with attached address leaf.

He anxiously desires to return to Washington because of the lack of friends at Edgehill.

Box-folder 1:37
Ellen Bankhead [Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1832 [ ] 8
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.

Hopes that Septimia will travel with her after she sees her.

Box-folder 1:38
Unidentified to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham] [1832]?
AN, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with address leaf.

Asks her to send the things he requested, and his desire to meet with Ellen [Bankhead Carter] and Willie when they arrive.

Box-folder 1:39
Matilda [Palmer] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], [1833]? February
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked City of Washington, March 2.

Sorry for Alexandrine's departure after her wedding, and that she needed to assist Frank the morning after her nuptials. Palmer asks Septimia to thank her brother Lewis [Randolph] for the gift of a Newfoundland dog despite its propensity for running away.

Box-folder 1:40
"Dee" [Delia T. Steward Parnell] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1833 July 29
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with separate address leaf.

Letting her know that she is presently in Philadelphia, but will continue her travels soon.

Box-folder 1:41
L[ewis] Randolph to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1833 October 1
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; with wax seal; postmarked City of Washington, October 2.

Announces his arrival to Washington, but claims that where he expected Mr. [Nicholas P.] Trist, "the house was void of white folks," and claims that his "reign" as a "nabob" will be short lived. Relates an anecdote about meeting two drunk acquaintances of Septimia's, Tom Thuston and Hugh Allen. Relates traveling to New York, and meeting with "Old Mrs. Hamilton" there, who is selling her house because Aaron Burr had purchased a farm near hers. He also codedly relates his amorous exploits.

Box-folder 1:42
"Till" [Matilda Palmer] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1833 October 2
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked City of Washington, October 9.

Describes her trip through Charlottesville, her admiration of its and the University's beauty, on her way to the Warm Springs, and her visit there.

Box-folder 1:43
C[ornelia] J[efferson] R[andolph] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1833 October 7
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked City of Washington, October 9.

Concerning the affairs and estates of acquaintances in Washigton, and mentioning an outbreak of fever there. At the close of her letter, Cornelia says that "Richard and Ellen [Bankhead Carter]...interrupted [her] to tell [her] of a fresh piece of roguery of Sally's. She took the key out of Ellen's door and went into the locked closet with it; no one knew before that it would open that door; Ellen caught her there. Richard said he had already given her one whipping while [they] were away for stealing [Septimia's] parasol and hiding it."

Box-folder 1:44
"Till" [Matilda Palmer] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1833 October 23
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; with partial wax seal; postmarked City of Washington, October 29.

Hopes her health will improve by the time Septimia can visit in the Spring. Mentions an encounter with Lewis [Randolph] and Miss Sally Kean, and asks about Septimia's other relatives.

Box-folder 1:45
Matilda [Palmer] and William R. Palmer to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1833 November 3
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked City of Washington, November 12.

Concerning the affection of Septimia's friends in Washington, and hopes to see her in Washington in the winter.

Box-folder 1:46
L[ewis] R[andolph] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1833 November 3
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; with wax seal; postmarked City of Washington, November 5.

Regarding denying a request to read an eleven page letter Septimia had written to "Sall," and that Ann is "smitten sore with [him]." Relates that Hugh Allen's nightly visits to "Sall" has caused her "decaying and [will result in her] sinking into a premature grave." He also relates "a blow up about old clean drinking Jones" between Mrs. Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Forrest, and that "the Dr. and his wife have become very unpopular, she is the most slanderous bitch [he] ever knew and he a dirty intriguing coward."

Box-folder 1:47
Mary [Page Randolph] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1833 November 15
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked Norfolk, VA, November 18.

Concerning her arrested travels, and difficulty finding suitable passage. Relates several stories of people she has met with in her travels, and her belief that her "circumstances have made [her] feel old at 22."

Box-folder 1:48
M[ary] J[efferson] R[andolph] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1833 November 24
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked Boston, MA, November 25.

Concerning various family illnesses, and meeting with acquaintances, the Coolidges, and Lucia Swett, in Boston. She says that Lucia Swett reminds her of "Dolly Cutts, but yet she is by no means ugly." She also says, "I am attending a course of lectures on the subject of natural history by the by, the lecture is every Tuesday night and the price of a ticket of admission is $1, but I paid nothing for mine as I found on arriving, that Mr. Bulfinch had already made sister Ellen and myself a present of our tickets. That you might not be jealous however of my superior advantages I must tell you that I do not expect to acquire any [special]? degree of knowledge from them, the introductory lecture delivered by a young man of the name [Ralph Waldo] Emerson was a beautiful one but I fancy the succeeding lecturers, for there are several, are not very distinguished."

Box-folder 1:49
[Lewis Randolph] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1833 December 14
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked City of Washington, December 15.

Regarding his staying at a boarding house in Washington, and that "'tis reported about the City, that [he is] addressing Sall," and that he does visit her family often and flirts with her. He relates that Delia is expected soon, but not expected to "lie in until the Spring," and that her "reputation is defunct," and that Old Middelton had traveled with her all summer. He also tells Septimia to tell Sister C[ornelia] that unless Dr. [James T.] Barclay has stolen the "Notes on [the State of] Virginia," Barclay does not have them.

Box-folder 1:50
L[ewis] R[andolph] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1834 March 24
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked City of Washington, March 26.

Concerning the "troublesome" women he is acquainted with, and the "annoying" fact that they all fall in love with him after his harmless flirtation. He goes on to mention his future wife, "Betty Martin," and provides an anecdote about a "Congressman from Indiana" offering a sizable bribe to convince her to go to Indiana. He compares Betty Martin to Septimia, describes her physical features, and laments that she may have a low state of finances.

Box-folder 1:51
Matilda [Palmer] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1834 March 31
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; with partial wax seal; postmarked City of Washington, April 2.

Concerning various illnesses at her home, and the slow recovery of Frank.

Box-folder 1:52
M[ary] J[efferson] R[andolph] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1834 May 2
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked Boston, MA, May 2.

Concerning her travels to Cambridge and Boston, and her interactions with Martha Stearns and some gentlemen.

Box-folder 1:53
L[ewis] R[andolph] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1834 June 27
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf; postmarked City of Washington, July 1.

Lightheartedly describing his future wife [Betty Martin], and the appointment of [John] Forsyth as Secretary of State, and others to various posts.

Box-folder 1:54
Czarina [Macomb] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 18[3]4 August 25
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked New York, August 26.

Concerning her sister Matilda's illness, and events on Long Island during her stay there.

Box-folder 1:55
[Cornelia Randolph] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1834 October 12
AL, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked City of Washington, October 14.

Concerning marriages in Washington, and asking Septimia to bring various things with her on her visit there including "a piece addressed to Sir Walter Scott by Miss Gould [belonging to] Miss Elliot."

Box-folder 1:56
Archibald Cary to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1834 November 4
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked University of Virginia.

A highly rhetorical letter detailing his sadness and madness for "the absence of his beautiful cousin." Relates going to the "State Temperance Convention," and discusses William Randolph's visit.

Box-folder 1:57
Ellen [Bankhead Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 183[4] November 8
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, November 9.

Relating Ann's nearly fatal illness, and her recovery. Relates that Sally [Carter] is to marry Uncle Ben[jamin Franklin Randolph] the following week, but that he deserves a better wife, and Sally's uneasy relation with the rest of the family.

Box-folder 1:58
G[eorge] W[ythe] Randolph to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1834 November 13
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf; with partial wax seal; postmarked Norfolk, VA, November 17.

Concerning Mr. Trist's journey to Havana, and his studies. In a post script, he mentions a "richly merited" beating of Captain Newel by "an officer whom [Newel] had dismissed from service."

Box-folder 1:59
Archibald [Cary] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], [18]34 December 15
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked University of Virginia, December 11.

Congratulates her on her engagement, and desires more details of her wedding plans. He laments the desertion of ladies from the University of Virginia, and claims that "the Ladies of Charlottesville are tired of the students or the reverse. [He doesn't] know which." Also relates to Septimia, "Your acquaintance A[rchibald] F. E. Robertson (the young man you saw at Davis' & thought so handsome) was shot in the back by an old fellow, while endeavoring to take a dead negro for our anatomical dissections- He is recovering and the old [colt?] will be sent to the Penitentiary."

Box-folder 1:60
[Jane Randolph] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1835 January 31
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address.

Concerning the recovery of their mother, Martha Randolph, and her visit to the University of Virginia. Relates her brother's involvement in "violent excitement" in Washington.

Box-folder 1:61
M[ary] J[efferson] R[andolph] to Susan B. Coolidge, 1836 July 25
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address.

Concerning her return to Edgehill, her travels with Septimia, and their mother's [Martha Jefferson Randolph] health. Her encounter with a "handsome young man" who conversed with her mother to the "astonishment" of the young ladies in her party.

Box-folder 1:62
E[llen Bankhead] Carter to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1837 March 2
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, March 8.

Concerning her confirmation, communion and her desire that her children and all of her friends do likewise, and her consolation during their time of the loss of her grandmother and Septimia's mother [Martha Jefferson Randolph].

Box-folder 1:63
L[ewis] R[andolph] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1837 March 11
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked Little Rock, AK, March 20.

Concerning his situation in Little Rock, Arkansas, and his child. His desire that Septimia not go to John Carter's, who he would "give an Arkansas salutation on sight" were it not for Ellen [Bankhead Carter], and concerning fighting over their mother [Martha Randolph]'s will.

Box-folder 1:64
Alice Meikleham to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1838 March 12
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with address.

Concerning her desire to meet her future sister-in-law.

Box-folder 1:65
C[ornelia] J. R[andolph] to Septimia [Randolph] Meikleham, 1838 August 16
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address.

About her desire that Septimia break a long silence, and various items that she will send.

Box-folder 1:66
Mary J[efferson] Randolph to Susan B. Coolidge, 1839 January 4
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; with wax seal; postmarked New York, January 26.

Concerning her travel on the ship Norma from New York to Havana, discovering Septimia"s illness once in Cuba, and Septimia and Dr. [David Scott] Meikleham's new home.

Box-folder 1:67
L[ewis] Randolph to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 183[ ] May 18
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked University of Virginia, May 13.

Mentions his new job as an editor for a literary magazine, and his love of women. Provides an extended description of Miss Charlotte T[aylor] and Miss Pollard. He asks for submissions by Mr. [Nicholas P.] Trist to his paper "The Chamelion," which "discuss[es] freely all subjects with the single exception of religious & these [they] excluded not wishing to furnish any ground for the reports already afloat about the infidelity of the institution" [The University of Virginia].

Box-folder 1:68
Dolley Payne Madison to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1840 August 31
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with address leaf; docketed; Barrow.

Original in Dolley Madison papers.

Box-folder 1:69
S[eptimia] A[nn] R[andolph] M[eikleham] to Patsy Trist, [1842] Sunday
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

Describing an incident of domestic violence.

Box-folder 1:70
Edward Everett to Unidentified, 1843 October 2
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; docketed.

Concerning information on the Cary estate.

Box-folder 1:71
Ellen Coolidge to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1844 May 18
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.

Concerning her nervous illness, her desire to keep it secret, and the expected return of her husband from China in June.

Box-folder 1:72
Dolley Madison to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1844 December 5
ALS, 1 p.; Barrow.

Original in Dolley Madison papers.

Box-folder 1:73
Ellen Cutts to [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], 1845 October 12
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.

Concerning Septimia's illness, and Ellen's desire for Septimia to move to Washington. Mentioning the conditions of various friends including Mr. and Mrs. Trist, and Mrs. [Dolley] Madison's recovery from illness.

Box-folder 1:74
E. A. Donelson to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1846 June 2
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf.

Concerning Lewis [Randolph's] desire that Septimia take their mother's silver.

Box-folder 1:75
Ellen Coolidge to Septimia [Randolph] Meikleham, 1846 October 24
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked.

Congratulating Septimia on the birth of her daughter, and describes her travels through Europe.

Box-folder 1:76
Emily Hollingsworth to Dr. Meikleham, 1849 July 18
ALS, 1 p.

Thanking [David Scott] Meikleham for his help in her illness.

Box-folder 1:77
"Letters of Administration Granted to Septimia A[nn] C[ary Randolph] Meikleham," 1849
DS, 1 p.

Granting Septimia the administration of David Scott Meikleham's estate.

Box-folder 1:78
Edward May to Mrs. [Septimia Randolph] Meikleham, 1852 May 22
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; with wax seal; postmarked.

Mentions various friends, and life in Paris. Mentions meeting Mr. Napoleon [III of France], who is "determined to give the people amusement instead of the liberty of which he has denied them," and briefly describes the physical characteristics of this "snobby looking individual."

Box-folder 1:79
J[ohn Bulkeley] to "mine ancient sister," [ca. 1857 February 19]
ANS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with envelope and enclosed drawing.

Envelope claims note sent "from John Bulkeley a short time before his death." Asking her to accept a drawing of her by him, with the drawing enclosed on the verso of a calling card.

Box-folder 1:80
H. H. [Marshall]? to S[eptimia Randolph] Meikleham, 1860 April 7
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.

Concerning the dispensation of John St. George Randolph's estate.

Box-folder 1:81
G[eorge] W[ythe] Randolph to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], 1860 October 14
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.

Concerning the election of Lincoln, and his anxiety "as to what will be done by the South." He expresses his belief that Virginia will not secede "for it must be borne in mind that the western half of the State which contains nearly two thirds of the white population and controls the State Government, have very few slaves and are by no means so sensitive to the attacks of the abolitionists." With obituary that was formerly clipped to the letter.

Box-folder 1:82
G[eorge] W[ythe] Randolph to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], 1864 December 22
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.

Concerning his illness, arrival in Europe, and lamenting that his health required him to leave at such an important time [in the Civil War].

Box-folder 1:83
Unidentified to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], 1873 August 27
AL fragment, 4 pp. on 1 l.

Concerning her eye problems, and various diseases. Also bequeaths Septimia two dresses upon her death.

Box-folder 1:84
Charles [Stewart] Parnell to Septimia Randolph Meikleham, 1878 January 30
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.

Thanking her for her letter, and providing her with his mother [Delia T. Stewart Parnell]'s address.

Box-folder 1:85
Alice Meikleham to "My dearest Alicia," [18]78 May 31
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with envelope.

Concerning daily activities, and a list of family silver.

Box-folder 1:86
Delia T. S[tewart] Parnell to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], 1881 August 4
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.

Concerning the route of her travels for Land League business, and suggests that Septimia's daughters should join the Ladies [Irish National] Land League.

Box-folder 1:87
Delia T. S[tewart] Parnell to Septimia Randolph Meikleham, 1882 April 7
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.

Inquires about Septimia's health, mentions her involvement with the [Irish National] Land League, and asks for boarding recommendations in Washington.

Box-folder 1:88
Delia T. S[tewart] Parnell to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], 1882 April 15
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.

Concerning her daughter's illness, and her appearance among the delegates to the [Irish National] Land League Convention in Washington. Also mentions her desire to return to Washington to see Septimia and to participate in [Irish National] Land League activities upon her daughter's recovery.

Box-folder 1:89
Unidentified to Unidentified, [18]89 April 21
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with envelope; postmarked.

Letter in French; with note in another hand that the author is an artist.

Box-folder 1:90
Eleanor M[onroe] Bankhead to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], n.y. February 8
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf; with wax seal; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, February 8.

Concerning their schooling and studies.

Box-folder 1:91
A. E. McK[ean] to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], n.y. April 27
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf.

Asking her to accept a gift of poems, and thanking her for her excellent pupilage.

Box-folder 1:92
Lewis Randolph to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], n.y. May 2
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked Richmond, VA, May 3.

Inquiring about the recent arrival of Miss Stearns, and his hope that Septimia will meet with Miss Carr.

Box-folder 1:93
L[ewis] Randolph to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], n.y. July 28
ALS, 4 pp. on 1 l.; with address; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, July 30.

Concerning his poverty at school and inability to purchase law books, but refuses her and Cornelia's offered financial assistance.

Box-folder 1:94
Dolly P. M. Cutts to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], n.y. October 29
ALS, 1 p.

Concerning her purchase of one of "the Generals Badges" for Septimia.

Box-folder 1:95
L[ewis] Randolph to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], n.y. November 19
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked Richmond, VA, November 19.

Concerning his lack of knowledge about the conditions of their relations, his desire to see Washington, and his various interactions with family friends in Richmond.

Box-folder 1:96
Eleanor M[onroe] Bankhead to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], n.y. December 8
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso; postmarked Charlottesville, VA, December 10.

Concerning her studies, and the burning of her Aunt Cary's house "by the mischief or carelessness of a little negro girl of a visitor's."

Box-folder 1:97
Julia Vail to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d. Tuesday Morning
ALS, 1 p.; with address leaf.

Asking to borrow some waltz music.

Box-folder 1:98
W. D. Meikleham to "Dear Mamma," n.d. Tuesday
ALS, 1 p.

Concerning his housework blunders in Mr. Cox's absence.

Box-folder 1:99
[Miss] Anna [Maria Sanith]? to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d. Wednesday night
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

Concerning a death in the family, and her desire to travel.

Box-folder 1:100
[Mrs. Talbot]? to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.y. Thursday 10
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address.

Thanking her for helping her sell some tickets.

Box-folder 1:101
Anne C. Lynch to Mrs. [Septimia Randolph] Meikleham, n.d. Friday
ANS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with envelope.

Declining an invitation.

Box-folder 1:102
Eleanor Monroe Bankhead to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ALS, 2 pp.

Concerning her gardening and the collection of flower seeds.

Box-folder 1:103
Eleanor M[onroe] Bankhead to [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ALS, 1 p.

An enclosure from a letter that tells Septimia not to show the letter.

Box-folder 1:104
J. M. R. Bankhead to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ALS, 1 p.; with address on verso.

A child's letter.

Box-folder 1:105
Barbara [ ] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

Concerning Mrs. McKean and Miss Spooner's school, and offering to lend Septimia any books she desires.

Box-folder 1:106
Mrs. C. B[rown] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso. Brittle along folds and torn.

Making a gift of a pair of gloves, and her sorrow at their separation.

Box-folder 1:107
[Ellen Bankhead Carter] to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
AL fragment, 2 pp. on 1 l.

Concerning her sewing projects, and relating an anecdote about Uncle Ben[jamin Franklin Randolph] assisting a student, Henry Dixon, in eluding the sheriff.

Box-folder 1:108
R. P. C. to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 1 p.

Suggesting that she go to the Smith's if invited.

Box-folder 1:109
Caroline to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 1 p.; address on verso.

sking her to meet her in the afternoon.

Box-folder 1:110
[Miss] Lucy [Ellery] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ALS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

Inquiring about her interests, her life at school and in Virginia.

Box-folder 1:111
Fanny to S[eptimia] Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 1 p.; with attached address leaf.

oping to see her that evening.

Box-folder 1:112
Elizabeth Higginbotham to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 1 p.; with attached address leaf.

Sending her a black necklace.

Box-folder 1:113
John Macomb to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 1 p.; with attached address leaf.

Providing her with Czarina Macomb's address.

Box-folder 1:114
Dolley Payne Madison to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ALS, 1 p.

Original in Dolley Madison papers.

Box-folder 1:115
Matilda [Palmer] to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

Asking to buy one of Septimia's dresses, and inviting her to a party.

Box-folder 1:116
Matilda [Palmer] to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 1 p.

Informing her that the Masons will also attend a dinner.

Box-folder 1:117
Delia [T. Steward Parnell] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with address leaf.

Declining to walk with her that evening.

Box-folder 1:118
Delia [T. Steward Parnell] to "My dear Madam" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

Concerning the recovery of her son, [Charles Stewart Parnell].

Box-folder 1:119
Delia T. Steward [Parnell] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 1 p.

Asking Septimia to visit.

Box-folder 1:120
Pat to S[eptimia] Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

Glad to hear her "Grandpapa" [Thomas Mann Randolph] has recovered.

Box-folder 1:121
C[ornelia] J[efferson] R[andolph] to Susan B. Coolidge, n.d.
ALS fragment, 1 p.

Thanking her for an item.

Box-folder 1:122
M[ary] J[efferson] R[andolph] to Sep[timia Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

sking for the return of her thimble, and describing her view of the river.

Box-folder 1:123
Meg Randolph to "Dear Tim" [Septimia Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ALS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf.

Concerning her fall down the stairs, and the consequent pain in her nose.

Box-folder 1:124
M[ary] P[age] R[andolph] to S[eptimia] Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf.

Concerning her chickens, and gardening.

Box-folder 1:125
M[ary] P[age] Randolph to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 2 pp. on 1 l.

Desiring to hear Septimia play the harmonica.

Box-folder 1:126
M[ary] P[age] R[andolph] to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 2 pp. on 1 l.

Concerning the alterations to a dress for her sister Lucy.

Box-folder 1:127
M[ary] P[age] R[andolph] to Septimia [Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 3 pp. on 1 l.; with address on verso.

Concerning sending her baby.

Box-folder 1:128
M[ary] P[age] R[andolph] to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 1 p.; with attached address leaf.

Asking her not to forget to "send the baby."

Box-folder 1:129
Sophie to [Sep]tim[ia Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 1 p.; with attached address leaf.

Asking if she will go to her cousin's that evening.

Box-folder 1:130
[Bennet Taylor] to "The Misses Randolph," n.d.
AL, 2 pp. on 1 l.; with attached address leaf.

Desiring a description of a party they had attended.

Box-folder 1:131
Caroline [Ware] to [Sep]tim[ia Randolph Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 1 p.

Inviting her to visit.

Box-folder 1:132
Mary Winn to Septimia Randolph [Meikleham], n.d.
ANS, 1 p.; with attached address leaf.

Inviting her to a party.

Box-folder 1:133
Unidentified fragment, n.d.
1 p.

Contains scribbling, the days of the week, and Septimia's name.

Box-folder 1:134
"Everyday life at Monticello," n.d.
Ms, 7 pp. on 2 l.

Describing the daily routines at Monticello with particular attention to dining protocol, and to the epitaph on Thomas Jefferson's grave.

Box-folder 1:135
"A Glimpse of the West in 1804" by Miss Meikleham, [ca. 1871]
MsS, 7 pp. on 7 l.

A historical overview of Western development from the vantage point of sixty seven years later, and extolling "how short a time is required by the energetic and persevering to transform a wild uncultivated country into one teeming with the products of commercial and agricultural industry." Primarily concerning Meriwether Lewis and William Clarke's expedition, with an extended discussion of the Osage tribe and its myth of origins.

Box-folder 1:136
Septimia Randolph Meikleham "Quiet Home Life of Mr. and Mrs. Madison," n.d.
Ms, 4 pp. on 1 l.

Reminiscing about her visits to Montpelier, the home of James and Dolley Madison, the conversation, and daily routines there, and her last visit after the death of James Madison. She recalls that "[James Madison] was a small man, but one scarcely noticed it, his manners were so dignified, and Mrs. Madison's were the same, both were full of benevolence & most agreeable genial companions."

Box-folder 1:137
Miscellaneous Items, n.d.
10 items.

Fragment of note to Septimia Randolph Meikleham concerning Septimia's possible heartbreak; fragment of hymn "glory to God the holy angels cry;" Unidentified envelope; Unidentified heraldic crest hand drawn and colored; Unidentified fragments and address leaf from W. E. Robinson; Unidentified blank stationary; Fragment of unidentified letter concerning her garden, and with an extended discussion of a slave, Nancy.

Box-folder 1:138
Poetry sent to Septimia Randolph Meikleham, n.d.
23 items.

"And if musick touch thee" "Goldy to Helen" Music "Todos canton la cachucha" "buona notte. Oh! Cara hina" "Oh pescator del onda fedalin" Music "Love not, love not!" "Whas ha ye been al the day" with the following on the verso: "Resolved that this meeting being decidely opposed to the constitutionality of the U.S. Bank, and, of course, its recharter, are also opposed to the restoration of the public deposits." "The numeroue beaux and belles" "A Picture" "She was a fair young girl" "where shall we make her grave?" "How swat at close of silent Eve" "Heard you not a prayer from the East?" "Many a year is in its grave" "By day or night in weal or woe" "Sweet as springtime flowers!" "This world may seem a trifle" "My gondola's waiting below love" "La Feresina" "The moon beams are glowing on dew drops and flower" "Wenn die schwal ben" "The storm beats loud against my window pane" "Oh take her, but be faithful still" "Wha's at the window? Wha? Oh wha?" "Alas, alas, thy fragile flower" "now winter reigns in his own reigns in his own northern clime," dated 1828 January 6 "Friend after friend departs," dated 1829 May 3 "Though bright thy morn of life may seem," dated 1829 July 25 "Too harsh, too sharp, too loud for love," dated 1832 July 30 "Sweet Florida," dated 1836 February 27 "When the silken bands that fettered our youth," dated 1836 May 1 "Lady! Amid the festive throng," dated 1837 May 28; a second copy dated 1837 May night.