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Cornelia Adelaide Crittenden Poetry Album, 1831-1834

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Cornelia Adelaide Crittenden Poetry Album




Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

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Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Cornelia Adelaide Crittenden Poetry Album, 1831-1834, 94SC03,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


1 volume


Cornelia Crittenden was the daughter of prominent Kentucky politician John J. Crittenden and a resident of Frankfort. She later married Reverend John C. Young, president of Centre College.

Scope and Content

The volume contains seven manuscript poems written to Cornelia Adelaide Crittenden between 1831 and 1835. The book was given as a birthday gift. The giver was not identified.

The poems in the book concern love expressed for her by apparent suitors (not including Young). One such poem claims that it would be a mistake for her to make a planned trip to the South when she "here might win a real lover."

Variant Name: Cornelia Crittenden Young

County: Franklin

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