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Clewell Family Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SC-MS-365
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two manuscripts - "Endurin' The War" and "Francis Clewell's War Letters," specifically as they relate to Margaret Clewell Jenkins, her husband Robert Alexander Jenkins, and her brother Francis Christian Clewell during the U.S. Civil War. Photographs are included in "Endurin' The War."

Dates: 1908, Undated

The Black Poet Manuscript

Identifier: SC-MS-094
Scope and Contents The Black Poet was the 1865 annouced title of a work to be published that was to contain "a concise history of the life" of George Moses Horton, bard and recently freed enslaved individual. Richard Walser used the 1865 title for his 1996 work on Horton, since no evidence exists that the 1865 book was ever written. Walser wrote his "concise history" during part of a year he spent on a Guggenheim Fellowship. Claude Howell created the drawings for the book. This collection contains the...
Dates: 1966

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Horton, George Moses, 1798?-approximately 1880 1
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