The Poems of Phillis Wheatley

Book owned by the Dennis family

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Published by
R.R. & C.C. Wright, American
Written by
Wheatley, Phillis, American, 1753 - 1784
Subject of
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001
Medium
ink on paper, cardboard, and book cloth (textile material)
Dimensions
H x W: 7 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 1/2 in. (19.1 × 14 × 1.3 cm)
Type
books
Date
1909
Description
This hardcover book is covered in a green, waved pattern. The front cover has two gold leaf design-detailed bands which are placed close to the top and bottom edge of the front cover. In the center of the front cover is an oval-shaped portrait of Phillis Wheatley seated at a desk with parchment in her left hand. The portrait is encircled by a gold leaf ribbon. Above and below the portrait are lines of gold script. The first line reads [The Poems of]. The second line reads [Phillis Wheatley].
Topic
African American
Communication
Families
Literature
United States--History--1865-1921
United States--History--Colonial period
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number
2014.273.8
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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