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Written by:
Phillis Wheatley Peters, American, ca. 1753 - 1784  Search this
Illustrated by:
Scipio Moorhead, ca. 1750 - unknown  Search this
Published by:
Archibald Bell, British  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with leather and wood
Dimensions:
7 x 4 3/4 x 5/8 in. (17.8 x 12.1 x 1.6 cm)
Type:
poems
Place printed:
London, England, Europe
Place depicted:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1773
Description:
A first edition of the book Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, by Phillis Wheatley, while she was enslaved to Mr. John Wheatley of Boston. The book has a brown leather cover, the original morocco spine label, and a frontispiece featuring a portrait of Wheatley by Scipio Morehead. Along the top of the portrait are the words [PHILLIS WHEATLEY, NEGRO SERVANT TO MR. JOHN WHEATLEY OF BOSTON]. The book also has the armorial bookplate of Daniel P. Griswold, a small circular ticket from the Library of George W. Brinely, as well as a larger one from Henry Weston Sackett.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2012.46.46
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57a20ed82-d93b-4a37-884e-3109eedcd868
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.46.46