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Collection Number: 00698-z

Collection Title: Rebecca Wilkinson Street Biography and Poems, 1798-1833 and 20th century

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Abstract Rebecca Wilkinson Street (1780-1833) was born in New Kent County, Va. She moved with her husband, George Street, to his home in Hanover County, Va., in 1802, and then to Kentucky in 1819. The couple had nine children, at least three of whom died between 1824 and 1830. Following her husband's death in 1831, Street and her four youngest children moved to Jacksonville, Ill., to live with her brother, John Parke Wilkinson. The original deposit is an unascribed 20th-century biography of Rebecca Wilkinson Street that incorporates her poems and other sources. The Addition of October 2010 is a 110-page volume of poems, written by and in the hand of Rebecca Wilkinson Street. The poems deal with the life of a wife and mother in Hanover County, Va., Kentucky, and Jacksonville, Ill., focusing on events in family members' lives, including the deaths of children and others. Other themes include religion, occasions, friends, and nature.
Creator Street, Rebecca Wilkinson, 1780-1833.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in Rebecca Wilkinson Street Biography and Poems #698-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Essay from unknown source. Book of poems received from Graham Egerton in April 2010 (Acc. 101378).
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Rebecca Wilkinson Street (1780-1833) was born in New Kent County, Va. She moved with her husband, George Street, to his home in Hanover County, Va., in 1802, and then to Kentucky in 1819. The couple had nine children, at least three of whom died between 1824 and 1830. Following her husband's death in 1831, Street and her four youngest children moved to Jacksonville, Ill., to live with her brother, John Parke Wilkinson.

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The original deposit is an unascribed 20th-century biography of Rebecca Wilkinson Street that incorporates her poems and other sources. The Addition of October 2010 is a 110-page volume of poems, written by and in the hand of Rebecca Wilkinson Street. The poems, many titled "Sonnet" or "Hymn," document the inner life of a wife and mother. Street often mentioned her husband and children by name in her poems, especially in reference to birthdays, illness, and death. Other themes include religion, occasions, friends, and nature.

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Oversize Volume SV-698/1

Poems, 1798-1833 #00698-z, Series: "Addition of April 2010: Poems, 1798-1833 (Acc. 101378)." SV-698/1

Chiefly handwritten poems of Rebecca Wilkinson Street. Also included are a a few sketches and clippings of published poems by other authors.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, March 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

Updated because of addition by Sara Mannheimer, October 2012

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