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Drayton family papers, 1837-1869

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Poetry: My Brothers Wife
Poetry: My Brothers Wife Handwritten poem by James Drayton, about his brother's wife (Sarah Martha Drayton)
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James S. Drayton to "Charlotte"
James S. Drayton to "Charlotte" A lengthly and searching "sketch of my life", by James Drayton. Written in the form a of confessional, Drayton reflects on his childhood, education, the death of his first wife (Louisa Elford), the purpose of his existence and his strong feelings for the recipient.
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Poetry: My Mother
Poetry: My Mother Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), about his mother, Mary Middleton Shoolbred
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Poetry: To My Departed Wife
Poetry: To My Departed Wife Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), about his deceased wife, Louisa Eleanor Drayton
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Poetry: Song for the South
Poetry: Song for the South Handwritten poem by James S. Drayton, urging southern men to rise and fight the Union forces
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Poetry: To the Washington Light Infantry on their Departure for Virginia, May 31, 1861
Poetry: To the Washington Light Infantry on their Departure for Virginia, May 31, 1861 Handwritten poem by Drayton, James S., lauding the Washington Light Infantry's march north to face the Union Army
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Poetry: To Miss L.A.W.
Poetry: To Miss L.A.W. Handwritten love poem by "Hall" (Drayton, James S.), to Louisa Ann Willis
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Poetry: The Dying Girl
Poetry: The Dying Girl Handwritten, incomplete poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), on a dying girl
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Poetry: The Dying Girl
Poetry: The Dying Girl Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), on a dying girl
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Poetry: A Fragment
Poetry: A Fragment Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), about the passing of a day
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Poetry: The Boatmans Song
Poetry: The Boatmans Song Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), on the travails of a boatman and crew
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Poetry: Evening Muse
Poetry: Evening Muse Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), on night and day
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Poetry: Song for the South
Poetry: Song for the South Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), urging Carolinians to rise and fight the Union forces
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Poetry: The Merchant Song
Poetry: The Merchant Song Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), describing a week in the life of a merchant
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Poetry: Untitled
Poetry: Untitled Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), urging southerners to fight for the Confederacy
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Poetry: Loss of the Artic
Poetry: Loss of the Artic Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), on the sinking of the liner "Artic"
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Poetry: Untitled; "Poetry"; "The Newspaper"; "Beautiful Ballad"
Poetry: Untitled; "Poetry"; "The Newspaper"; "Beautiful Ballad" Handwritten poems by James Drayton. One is untitled, the others: "Poetry"; "The Newspaper"; "Beautiful Ballad" (incomplete)
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Poetry: To Miss Louisa
Poetry: To Miss Louisa Handwritten love poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), to Louisa (either Elford or Willis)
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Poetry: My Beloved City
Poetry: My Beloved City Handwritten poem by "Hall" (James Drayton), on the "death" of Charleston. Written for the Charleston Courier.
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Poetry: Hornby Melodies No. 7
Poetry: Hornby Melodies No. 7 Handwritten copy by James S. Drayton