Tag Archives: early Victorian American youth culture

Old Valentine Again, 1848

~~~ Old Valentine again has come – With joy to most, tho’ grief to some; And we who are young and gay should be, Free to receive him merrily.   

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Young Love in the Old South

In the early spring of 1841, thirteen-year-old Eliza Fisk Harwood of Williamsburg, Virginia, wrote a letter to her friend Tristrim “Trim” Skinner so crammed with news that it was practically unreadable. What she considered to be her most important news, … Continue reading

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“General Harrison is certainly dead,” April 5, 1841

Williamsburg April 5th 1841 [Tazewell Hall] Conscience, my dear friend has severely reproved for thus neglecting to answer your truly welcome letter, and I sincerely hope that you will not think the phrase “out of sight, out of mind” applicable … Continue reading

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Baltimore: 1844 Whig Rally

  Get Out Of The Way For Old Kentucky Get out of the way, you’re all unlucky; Clear the track for Old Kentucky![1] Sold by J. Murphy, 146 Market st. Balt. Baltimore May 3 1844 Dear Father – I take … Continue reading

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