• Call Number: COTSEN1_c83
    Container: Box 1, Folder 12

Poem: "Afraid"

4.0 pages

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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.

Dates: 1872 May 23.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 12

Extent: 4.0 pages

Dimensions: 18 x 24.7 cm

Physical Description:

On pattern-printed sheet folded in half. Indecipherable watermark. Second leaf torn in half but all present.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


Poem in an unknown hand entitled "Afraid" by Laura Redden Searing, pseudonym Howard Glyndon. 5 stanzas of 4 lines (aabb). The following date is written after the poem in pencil and in a different hand: "May 23rd 1872." This poem was first published on February 24, 1872 in Appleton's Journal Volume 7, Issue 152 (see Sweet Bells Jangled ed. Judy Yaeger Jones and Jane E. Vallier).

Preferred Citation

Poem: "Afraid"; 1872 May 23; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 12; , Princeton University Library.

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