Hannah F. Gould - Autograph Poem Signed 05/05/1848 For SaleHANNAH F. GOULD
Her handwritten poem in praise of gardens
Autograph Poem signed: "H. F. Gould", 4½x6½. No place, "May 5, 1848). Handwritten two-stanza poem, beginning "When God to man a being gave,/'Twas with a garden fair;" Hannah F. Gould (1789-1865) began writing poems for her neighbors in Newburyport, Massachusetts, who published her first collection, Poems, without her knowledge in 1832. It sold well, eliciting additional collections of her verse in 1844 and 1870. Gould wrote poems for children, and also adult poems on religious, historical and commemorative themes. Her abolitionist poems were published in The Liberator. Toned and creased. Ink light but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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