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Guide to the Jessie Tarbox Beals Photographs
(Bulk 1904-1920)
  PR 4

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Series IV. Songs of a Wanderer and Other Poetry , 1924, 1928, undated

Scope and Contents Note

The series includes a copy of Songs of a Wanderer, Jessie Tarbox Beals's collection of her poetry (1928). This copy includes an inscription by Beals on the opening pages and another to Mary Dear on the poem "Doreen," on page 50. The series also includes three standalone poems by Beals: "The Hell Ye Can't," "Nothing Matters Long" (inscribed for Mary) and an untitled poem in the shape of a Christmas tree (1924). The donor's great-aunt, Mary Johnson, originally of Kilkenny, Ireland, lived in Greenwich Village and is believed by him to be the Mary referenced in Beals's inscriptions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Michael P. Johnson, March 2012.

Processing Information Note

This accession was incorporated into the collection and finding aid in 2017 by archivist Larry Weimer.