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Inventory of the Eliza Fall Papers, ca. 1851-1856
HM 42764-42816  
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Manuscripts

 

1) A Christmas Carol: 3 stanza poem HM 42764

 

2) Invocation to the Gods: 13 stanza poem HM 42765

 

3) The Island of the Dead: 5 stanza poem HM 42766

 

4) Kind Nature, how are all thy ways with me...: sonnet HM 42767

 

5) Mary Magdalen: sonnet HM 42768

 

6) Notes: on allusions in her own poetry HM 42769

 

7) O gentle maidens that with snowy hands...: sonnet HM 42770

 

8) To - with Autumnal Violets: sonnet HM 42771

 

Letters to William Henry Harrison b

 

44 A.Ls.S. and 1 A.L. (incomplete) to Harrison concerning her efforts to have a volume of her poetry published in the latter part of 1851. Letters after the publication in 1851 of her Poems discuss possible strategies for advertising the volume and the possible publication of some of her translations of the poetry of Johann Ludwig Uhland. In the course of the letters Eliza Fall decides on her nom de plume Mary Maynard and she insists that her real identity be kept a secret, especially from her father, who was apparently incapable of appreciating poetry. John Ruskin and his work are frequently the subject of the letters. See Ruskin's Praeterita for his opinion of Eliza Fall. HM 42772-42816