New York: Phair & Co., Steam Printers, 1867.
8vo, 27 pp, with a real photograph of the deceased young mother as frontispiece. Original boards, spine covered (neatly) with cloth library tape. Text has several manuscript corrections. Inscribed on the front pastedown "For Libbie's dear Aunt Percy. From the bereaved Mother, with much love, and gratitude for the unbounded care and affection bestowed upon her dear Child, through all the years of her girlhood and still on, even to the closing of her early pilgrimage. Eliz. Ransom, 1867." Written to memorialize the author's daughter, Elizabeth Waterman Ransom Cornell (who died at the age of 29), this work reflects the popularity of a genre that could fuction as both an expression of grief and an antidote to it--creating a sense of connection with the absent loved one and also presenting death as comforting escape from daily toils. One copy located in OCLC (AAS).
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