Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson papers

Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson (1737-1801), considered to be the outstanding female poet of her place and time, was a leader in the literary world of colonial Pennsylvania and an avid writer, who composed poems, songs, travel accounts and other writings, referencing literature, natural history, religion...

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Main Author: Fergusson, Elizabeth Graeme 1737-1801 (Creator)
Collection:Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson Papers
Collection Number:LCP.in.HSP251
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 1.33 Linear feet ; 6 volumes
Summary: Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson (1737-1801), considered to be the outstanding female poet of her place and time, was a leader in the literary world of colonial Pennsylvania and an avid writer, who composed poems, songs, travel accounts and other writings, referencing literature, natural history, religion, politics and current events. This collection consists of six volumes of writings which probably represent all of her work, most of which is unpublished. Researchers interested in Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson, women authors in colonial America and the early United States, or a female commentary on contemporary events will find this collection to be extremely valuable.