American Poetry, 1609-1870 Reel Listing

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Reel: 176, No. 3190
Upham, Thomas Cogswell, 1799-1872.

American cottage life.

Portland. 1852

3d ed.; 3 p.l., 251 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 176, No. 3191
Upham, Thomas Cogswell, 1799-1872.

Letters aesthetic, social, and moral, written from Europe, Egypt and Palestine.

Private ed. Brunswick [Maine] J. Griffin. 1855

1 p.l., [5]-586 p.; front. (port.); 20 cm.; Includes original poetry.

Reel: 176, No. 3192
Upham, Thomas Cogswell, 1799-1872.

Letters aesthetic, social, and moral, written from Europe, Egypt and Palestine.

Philadelphia. 1857

597 p.; front. (port.); 21 cm.

Reel: 176, No. 3193
Upham, Thomas Cogswell, 1799-1872.

Religious maxims having a connexion with the doctrines and practice of holiness.

Philadelphia, W.S. Martien. 1854

With additions.; 2 p.l., [9]-144 p.; Includes verse.

Reel: 176, No. 3194
Useful Annie, and other verses for children.

Philadelphia. 1857

80 p. plates.; 19 cm.

Reel: 176, No. 3195
The Vagary; or, The last labors of a great mind.

Conneautville, Penn., A.J. Mason, printer; Courier office. 1856

Compiled from original documents; with an appendix, consisting of fugitive rhymes, adapted to the times by a backwoodsman.; 24 p.; 14 cm.

Reel: 176, No. 3196
Vail, John Cooper.


New York, A.J. Townsend, printer. 1851

viii, [9]-156 p.; 21.5 cm.

Reel: 176, No. 3197
[Vaill, Theodore Frelinghuysen] 1832-1875.

...A free and independent translation of the first and fourth books of the AEneid of Virgil: wherein are unfolded the travels of AEneas, the origin of the Roman Empire, the stratagems employed by the goddess Juno (happily without success) to nip that important enterprise in the bud, the counterplots of the goddess Venus and her mischievous little son Cupid, and the furious love and romantic death of Queen Dido.

Winsted, Conn., Printed and sold at the Winsted herald office. 1870

In hexameter and pentameter. With illustrations by Thomas Worth. Designed for the use of families, schools, and colleges, and especially for students in Virgil, into whose hands this volume may be put without the least danger of its being used as a pony.; 22 p., 1 l. plates. 21 cm.; At head of title: University edition.; Cover-title: The AEneid, in modern American.; A burlesque paraphrase.

Reel: 177, No. 3198
Valentine, William.

Comic metamorphoses.

New York, Garrett & co. [1855]

Being a perfect encyclopedia of fun and humor, and containing comic lectures, comic songs, comic poetry, delineations of eccentric characters ... Also, showing up American character and characteristics, in all its varieties, from the "Yankee" way down east to the pioneers in Arkansaw.; Illustrated with portraits of Dr. Valentine, in some of his most popular characters.; 280 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 177, No. 3199
Van Alstyne, Frances Jane (Crosby), 1820-1915.

Libretto of the flower queen, or, the coronation of the rose.

New York. c1852

15 p.; 25 cm.

Reel: 177, No. 3200
Van Alstyne, Frances Jane (Crosby), 1820-1915.

Monterey, and other poems.

New York, R. Craighead. 1851

x, 203 p.; 18.5 cm.

Reel: 177, No. 3201
[Van Alstyne, Frances Jane (Crosby)] 1820-1915.

A wreath of Columbia's flowers.

New York, H. Dayton. 1858

vi, [7]-138 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 177, No. 3202
Vandenhoff, George, 1820-1884.

Common sense, a dash at doings of the day; a social satire in verse.

Boston, Ticknor & Fields; New York, Crowen; [etc., etc.]. 1858

48 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 177, No. 3203
Van Duson, Conrad.

The prodigy: a brief account of.

Toronto. 1870

Dr. G.E. Winans, together with some interesting extracts from his correspondence and manuscripts...; 171 p.; port.; 19 cm.

Reel: 177, No. 3204
[Van Namee, J. William].

Driftwood on the sea of life.

Philadelphia, J. Challen & son. 1860

By Willie Ware [pseud.]; 300 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 177, No. 3205
[Van Namee, J. William].


[New York?]. [c1868]

96 p.; 18 cm.; Prefatory note signed: J. William Van Namee.

Reel: 177, No. 3205.1
Van Nest, Abraham Rynier, 1823-1892.

Memoir of Rev. George W. Bethune, D.D.

New York, Sheldon and co. 1867

vi, 446 p.; front., plates, ports.; 19.5 cm.; Contains the handwriting of the author.

Reel: 177, No. 3206
Vanparke, Parke.

Discursions and diversions.

Philadelphia, J.B. Rodgers. 1866

iv p., 2 l., 9-432 p.; 22 cm.; Poetry and prose, including an article entitled, Edgar A. Poe: p. [257]-266.; Original covers wanting.

Reel: 177, No. 3207
Van Wart, Irving, jr.

The golden cross, and other poems.

New York, Carleton; [etc., etc.]. 1870

1 p.l., v-xi, 13-180 p.; 20.5 x 16 cm.

Reel: 177, No. 3208
[Van Wart, Irving, jr.].

Recollection of wondrous wanderings.

Fontainebleau. 1864

67 p.; illus.; 25 cm.

Reel: 177, No. 3209
Van Waters, George.

The poetical geography, designed to accompany outline maps or school atlases.

Cincinnati. 1851

To which are added the rules of arithmetic in rhyme.; vi, 7-80 p.; illus.; 22.5 cm.

Reel: 177, No. 3210
Van Waters, George.

The poetical geography, designed to accompany outline maps or school atlases.

Cincinnati. 1853

To which are added the rules of arithmetic in rhyme.; vi, 7-78 p.; illus.; 22.5 cm.; Illustrated title-page.

Reel: 177, No. 3211
Van Waters, George.

The poetical geography, designed to accompany outline maps or school atlases.

Louisville [James & co., stereotypers]. 1853

To which are added the rules of arithmetic in rhyme.; vi, 7-96 p.; illus.; 22.5 cm.; Illustrated t.-p.

Reel: 178, No. 3212
[Vaux, Richard] 1816-1895.

The habeas corpus.

[Philadelphia?]. [1862?]

[The act, the writ, and the privilege.] Its death, and how it came by it... Printed by John Doe, office of the Public advertiser. Philadelphia, April 1, 1862.; viii p.; 26 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3213
Vaux, Roberts, 1786-1836.

Nostra alma mater.

Philadelphia. 1882

18 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3214
Verity, John, pseud.?, ed.

The twins, being two poems: The lament, by the President; and The vision, by the Ex-President.

[n.p.]. [1856?]

v, [7]-56 p.; 22.5 cm.; Dated October 6th, 1856.; A political satire on Franklin Pierce and Millard Fillmore.

Reel: 178, No. 3215
Vermilye, Ashbel Green, b. 1822.

A discourse delivered at Newburyport, Mass., November 28, 1856.

Newburyport, Moulton & Clark. 1856

On occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the building of the First Presbyterian church, by the pastor, Rev. A.G. Vermilye.; 74 p.; 23.5 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3216
Verses for little boys.

Charlestown, Mass., G.W. Hobbs. [1859?]

[12] p.; col. illus.; 17 cm.; Variant covers.

Reel: 178, No. 3217
Verses from the island book.

Cambridge. 1865

226 p.; front. illus., plates.; 19 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3218
Very, Lydia Louisa Anna, 1823-1901.

Goody Two Shoes.

[Boston, L. Prang & co.]. [186-?]

[16] p.; col. illus.; 18 cm.; "Written and designed by Lydia A. Very."; In verse.; Book in shape of a girl.

Reel: 178, No. 3219
Very, Lydia Louisa Anna, 1823-1901.


Andover, Printed by W.F. Draper. 1856

222 p.; 18.5 cm.; Author's presentation copies.

Reel: 178, No. 3220
[Very, Lydia Louisa Anna] 1823-1901.

Red Riding Hood.

[Boston, L. Prang & co.]. [1863]

[20] p.; col. illus.; 17 cm.; Cover-title.; "Written and designed by Lydia L. Very."; In verse.; Book in shape of Red Riding Hood.

Reel: 178, No. 3221
Very, Lydia Louisa Anna, 1823-1901.

Robinson Crusoe.

[Boston, L. Prang & co.]. [c1864]

[Written and designed by Lydia L.A. Very.]; [20] p.; col. illus.; 18 cm.; Cover-title.; Book in the shape of Robinson Crusoe.; A poem based on the story by Daniel Defoe.

Reel: 178, No. 3222
Victor, Frances (Fuller), 1826-1902.

Poems of sentiment and imagination, with dramatic and descriptive pieces.

New York, A.S. Barnes & co. 1851

By Frances A. and Metta V. Fuller.; 3 p.l., ix-x, [11]-264 p.; 22 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3223
Victor, Orville James, 1827-1910.

The monk's dream [a poem].


(In Cosmopolitan Art Association. Transactions, 2nd Annual report. 23 cm.; (p. 12-14).

Reel: 178, No. 3224
The Village reformed; or, The Sunday-school.

Revised by the Committee of Publication of the American Sunday-school union. [1858?]

16, 15, 1 p.; illus.; 11 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3225
[Vingut, Gertrude (Fairfield)].

Irene; or, The autobiography of an artist's daughter.

Boston [Mass.] Damrell and Moore. 1853

[by Gertrude Fairfield] And other tales [by Genevieve Genevra Fairfield].; 3 p.l., [5]-383 p.; front. (port.); 23.5 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3226
[Vingut, Gertrude (Fairfield)].

Irene; or, The autobiography of an artist's daughter.

Boston. 1857

And other tales.; p. [123]-383 23 cm.; Following the t.-p. is: "The Vice-President's daughter and the wife of two husbands," by Miss G.G. Fairfield. p. [1]-121.

Reel: 178, No. 3227
Vinton, Francis Laurens, 1835-1879.

The guardian, a diversion.

New York, Sutton, Bowne & co. 1869

127, [1] p.; 24.5 cm.; Imperfect: Half-title wanting?; In verse.

Reel: 178, No. 3228
Visions of the years.


A poem: composed and read by Miss E. Jennie Howard, at the graduating exercises of the class of February 7th, 1866, at the Framingham state dorm at school, Worcester, Tyler & Seagrave; 8 p.; 23 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3229
[W., E.S.V.].

Column, anniversary poem, 1835.

[New York?]. [1853]

14 p.; 23 cm.; Cover title.

Reel: 178, No. 3230
Waddell, Francis L.

An autumn dream.

New York, J.F. Trow, printer. 1857

31 l.; 18 cm.; Poem.

Reel: 178, No. 3231
Wade, B.B.

"Pike's Peak", a poem delivered before the St. James Library association.

Central City, Colorado ... Central City. 1866

25 p.; 22 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3232
Wainwright, D. Wadsworth.

Wheat and chaff, a comedy in five acts.

New York. 1858

83 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3233
Wainwright, John Joward.


New York, D. Appleton & co. 1860

90 p.; 18.5 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3234
[Wait, Peter] b. 1804.

A descriptive poem of the sad calamity at Lawrence, Mass., Tuesday, January 10, 1860.

Boston, Printed by C.C.P. Moody. 1860

By an eye witness.; 20 p.; 20 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3235
Wakeley, Joseph Beaumont, 1804-1875.

One hundred years.

Philadelphia. 1870

A centennial discourse, delivered at Gloricester City, New Jersey, October 24th, 1869 on the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Richard Boardman and Joseph Pilmore.; 24 p.; 19 cm.; Covers lacking.

Reel: 178, No. 3236
Wakeman, Edgar Lewis.

Winter-freed: a summer idyl.

Chicago. 1866

Author's ed. [1st ed.]; 47, [1] p.; front. (port.); 18.5 cm.

Reel: 178, No. 3237
[Walcott, Josephine].

World of song.

Cambridge, Printed at the Riverside press. 1878

2 p.l., [iii]-vi, [7]-157 p.; 15 cm.; Copyrighted by Josephine Walcott; preface signed H.M.B.

Reel: 179, No. 3238
Waldo, George Curtis.


(Boston). (July 12, 1865)

(In Tufts College. Alumni Association. Oration and poem.; 21 cm.; p. [53]-95).

Reel: 179, No. 3239
Walker, Jesse, 1810-1852.

Poems, written during his early professional years.

Buffalo, Phinney & co. 1854

with a brief notice of the author by Rev. Montgomery Schuyler...; 2 p.l., vii, [9]-196 p.; 18.5 cm.

Reel: 179, No. 3240
[Walker, Mary Ann].

Leaves from the backwoods.

Montreal, Printed by J. Lovell. 1861

iv p., 1 l., [7]-174 p.; 19.5 cm.

Reel: 179, No. 3241
Wall, Henry, d. 1889.

Fashion: a humourous and satirical poem.

Richmond, Virginia, West & Johnston. 1870

In two parts.; 22 p.; 23 cm.; Variant covers.

Reel: 179, No. 3242
Wallace, Cyrus W.

[Proceedings and discourse in connection with the anniversary of the] quarter-centennial pastorate of Rev. Cyrus W. Wallace over the First Congregational Church and society in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Manchester. 1865

56 p.; 21 cm.; Contains a poem by Mrs. N.B.T. Greenbough.

Reel: 179, No. 3243
Wallace, Michael A., d. 1892.

Hymns of the church; The nativity, and other poems.

Sanborn & Carter. 1853

Portland [Maine]; 3 p.l., [v]-xii, [13]-321 p.; front., 2 plates. 19.5 cm.; Added t.-p., engraved: Wild scenes of the West.

Reel: 179, No. 3244
Wallace, William Ross, 1819-1881.

The liberty bell.

New York, J.G. Gregory. 1862

Illustrated from original drawings by John A. Hows.; 5 l.; illus.; 26.5 cm.; Illustrated t.-p.; In verse.

Reel: 179, No. 3245
Wallace, William Ross, 1819-1881.

Meditations in America, and other poems.

New York, C. Scribner. 1851

vi, [9]-143, [1] p.; front. (port.); 17.5 cm.

Reel: 179, No. 3246
Wallace, William Ross, 1819-1881.

Prattsville, an American poem.

New York. 1852

15 p.; 25 cm.; Reprinted from "Parker's journal".; Cover bound in.

Reel: 179, No. 3247
Wallace, William Ross, 1819-1881.

Progress of the United States: Henry Clay, an ode.

New York. 1856

10 p.; 22 cm.; Reprint from the New York Journal of commerce.

Reel: 179, No. 3248
[Walley, Samuel Hall] 1778-1850.

Memorial of Samuel Hall Walley.

Boston, Printed by T.R. Marvin & son. 1866

168 p.; front. (port.); 20 cm.; Consists of extracts from Mr. Walley's diary together with select letters, addresses, and poems. Edited by his son.

Reel: 179, No. 3249
[Wallis, Severn Teackle] 1816-1894.

Letters from a Maryland mail bag.

[Baltimore]. [1863]

19 p.; 18 cm.; In verse.

Reel: 179, No. 3250
Walton, J. Francis.

The river of life, a poem at the one hundred and second annual commencement of Columbia College.

New York. 1856

8 p.; 25 cm.

Reel: 179, No. 3251
[Ward, Henry Dana].

Poems; by a Harvard student.

Boston. 1855

56 p.; 25 cm.

Reel: 179, No. 3252
[Ward, J.W., jr.].

Yang-pih-we-wing-tzonga-foh; or, Musings over a cup of tea.

New York, The "Evening mail" office. 1868

li p.; 29 cm.; In verse.

Reel: 179, No. 3253
Ward, James Warner, 1816-1897.

Home-made verses, and stories in rhyme, grave and gay.

Boston. 1857

251 & [1] p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 179, No. 3254
Ward, James Warner, 1816-1897.

The song of Higher-water.

New York, R.H. Johnston & co.; Cincinnati, R. Clarke & co. 1868

iv, [5]-30 p.; 20.5 cm.; A parody on Longfellow's "Song of Hiawatha.".

Reel: 179, No. 3255
Ward, James Warner, 1816-1897.


Cincinnati, Ward & Taylor; New York, G.P. Putnam & co. 1852

41 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 179, No. 3256
Ward, Julius Hammond, 1837-1897.

The life and letters of James Gates Percival.

Boston, Ticknor and Fields. 1866

xiii, 583 p.; front. (port.); 20.5 cm.

Reel: 179, No. 3257
Ward, Samuel, 1814-1884.

Lyrical recreations.

New York and London, D. Appleton & co.; Boston, Roberts brothers. 1865

xvi, 271 p.; 20.5 cm.; Tail-pieces.

Reel: 179, No. 3258
Ward, Thomas, 1807-1873.

A lyrical poem, delivered at the commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the settlement of Newark, before the New Jersey historical society.

Newark, New Jersey, Newark daily advertiser office. 1866

18 p.; 23 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3259
Ward, Thomas, 1807-1873.

War lyrics.

New York, French & Wheat, printers. [1865]

12, [4] p.; 21 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3260
Waring, Anna Letitia, 1823-1910.

Hymns and meditations.

Boston, E.P. Dutton and co. 1863

With an introduction by the Rev. F.D. Huntington, D.D. From the 8th London ed.; 107 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3261
Warner, Anna Bartlett, 1827-1915.

The melody of the Twenty-Third Psalm.

New York, A.D.F. Randolph and co. [c1869]

135 p.; 12.5 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3262
[Warner, Anna Bartlett] 1827-1915.

Miss Muff and little Hungry.

Philadelphia, Presbyterian publication committee. [c1866]

With four illustrations in oil colors. By the author of "Dollars and cents," "Caspar" [etc.]; 40 p.; incl. col. front., col. plates.; 20 cm.; In verse.

Reel: 180, No. 3263
Warner, Anna Bartlett, 1827-1915.

Wayfaring hymns, original and translated.

New York, A.D.F. Randolph and co. 1869

viii, [9]-66 p.; 12 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3264
[Warner, Eliza A.].

Prose and poetry for children.

Boston, Massachusetts Sabbath school society. [c1852]

126 p.; front., illus.; 16 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3265
[Warner, Louis T., Mrs.].

The true Grecian bend: a story in verse, by Larry Leigh [pseud.].

New York, J.S. Redfield. 1868

48 p.; incl. front., 3 plates.; 19 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3266
[Warner, Susan] 1819-1885.

Say and seal.

Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & co. 1860

By the author of "Wide, wide world", and the author of "Dollars and cents"...; 2 v.; 18.5 cm.; Includes the poem: "Jesus loves me," by Anna Bartlett Warner--p. 115-116.; Preface signed by Elizabeth Wetherell [pseud.] and Amy Lothrop [pseud.].

Reel: 180, No. 3267
Warren, Ellen Louisa, 1833-1850.

Ellen L. Warren: in memoriam [by] A.E.J.

New York, J.F. Trow. 1860

viii, [5]-88 p.; 19 cm.; Poetry and prose with a biographical sketch.

Reel: 180, No. 3268
Warren, Manly.

Rhymes, written at random.

Marietta [Ohio] Published by subscription. 1852

vi p., 1 l., [9]-188 p.; 18 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3269
Warren, Mary A.


Alton, Illinois, Alton courier steam press. 1854

80 p.; 16 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3270
Warren, Saxon.

Egeria, a tale of modern Rome, and other poems.

Chicago. 1868

208 p.; 17.5 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3271
Warren, William Fairfield, 1833-1929.

What is your life?.

Boston, Prentiss & Sawyer. 1856

A memento of Susanna Newton Peirce ... died January 16, 1856.; 22, [2] p.; 24 cm.; Includes a memorial poem.

Reel: 180, No. 3272
Washburn, Henry Stevenson, 1813-1903.

The mystery of life.

Boston. [1862]

1 p.l., 5-31 p.; 16 cm.; Leaves printed on one side only.

Reel: 180, No. 3273
Washington, E.K.


Philadelphia. 1867

92 p.; 17.5 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3274
Washington Light Infantry Charitable Association.

Proceedings on the occasion of unveiling the monument erected in memory of their comrades.

Charleston. 1870

Oration by Wade Hampton; poem by E.T. Winkler.; 22 p.; plates 25 cm.; Cover bound in.

Reel: 180, No. 3275
Washington, William A.

Rural minstrelsy and fancy pencillings; consisting of poems, odes, orations, essays, etc., etc.

Nashville, Tenn., Printed for the author [by A.A. Stitt, Southern Methodist publishing house]. 1860

xvi, [17]-344 p.; 19 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3276
Washington as a child.

Philadelphia, J. Weik. [1856]

A picture-book for American boys.; 16 p.; front., plates.; 17 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3277
Watchem, Timothy, pseud.

War-horseiana; or, An authentic report of the sayings and doings of the war-horse and his ponies; from the year 1847 up to the present time.

[Philadelphia?]. 1851

Containing their speeches, resolutions, toasts, adventures, communications, dances, songs, etc.; Illustrated with eight beautiful engravings, by Peppergrass, from designs by Cruikshank.; 48 p.; front., plates.; 23 cm.; A piece of campaign literature satirizing Reah Frazer "The Lancaster war-horse", a prominent Democratic politician.

Reel: 180, No. 3278
Waterston, Anne Cabot Lowell (Quincy), "Mrs. R.C. Waterston".


Boston. 1863

vi p., 1 l., 74 p., 1 l.; 18 cm.

Reel: 180, No. 3279
Watson, Adelaide H.


[n.p.]. [1867]

35, [1] p.; 35 p.; Cover title: Fancies.

Reel: 181, No. 3280
[Watson, John Whittaker] 1824-1890.

Beautiful snow.

[London, Ford & Shapland, printers]. [186-?]

[4] p.; 13 cm.; Leaflet of "The Midnight meeting movement, 2 Red Lion Square, London, W.C.".

Reel: 181, No. 3281
Watson, John Whittaker, 1824-1890.

Beautiful snow, and other poems.

Philadelphia, Turner brothers & co. [1869]

100, [2] p.; 18 cm.; Fifth edition. cf. Publisher's notice.; Authorship of "Beautiful snow" falsely claimed by several persons. cf. Publisher's notice.

Reel: 181, No. 3282

New York, Rudd & Carleton. 1860

A legend of Old Orange...; 5, vi-viii, 9-180 p.; illus., map.

Reel: 181, No. 3283
Webb, Laura S.

A requiem for Lee.

[New Orleans, Pelican press]. [1870?]

32 p.; front. (port.); 16 cm.; Poem preceded by "In memoriam" in prose.

Reel: 181, No. 3284
Webster, George P.

Santa Claus and his works.

New York, McLoughlin Bros. [1870?]

Illus. by Thos. Nast.; 12.; illus.; Cover title.

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