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Eliza Fall Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 42764-42816  
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Case 1

Manuscripts and correspondence

 

Manuscripts

 

A Christmas Carol: 3 stanza poem HM 42764

 

Invocation to the Gods: 13 stanza poem HM 42765

 

The Island of the Dead: 5 stanza poem HM 42766

 

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

 

Mary Magdalen: sonnet HM 42768

 

Notes: on allusions in her own poetry HM 42769

 

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

 

To - with Autumnal Violets: sonnet HM 42771

 

Letters to William Henry Harrison HM 42772-42816

44 signed handwritten letters and 1 incomplete handwritten letter 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.