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Will M. Carleton, Poem

 Collection — Box: Small MS collections
Identifier: MS-0173

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a short, handwritten poem, “The Boy to be Hang’d,” a photocopied letter from Edm. B. Fairfield to Will Carleton dated February 19, 1877, and a newspaper clipping about Carleton’s poetry. A parenthetical notation at the bottom of the poem reads: “This was found in a catalogue of Kalamazoo College (Mich.) for 1865-1866, it had Will M. Carleton’s autograph on it. I rather think the above is the writing of Carleton the poet—T.J.F. Purchased at a sale of his effects.” Other documentation with the poem states that it was part of the T.J. Fitzpatrick (Graceland College) papers and that the handwriting of the poem does not compare to an autographed handwritten poem by Carleton found in the book Farm Legends.


  • 1877, undated



1.00 Folders

Language of Materials


  • Poetry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
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