Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Item informationTitle: A Memorial
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: D

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      Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
      Rights: Digital Copyright © 2013, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
      Resource Identifier: SD_18xx_322


      Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
      • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
      • Pseudonymous Publications of William Gilmore Simms
      Composition history ''[Untitled]''Charleston Courier (Dec. 22, 1829). 

      ''R.J. A Memorial.'' Southern Literary Journal, I (June 1837), 173.

      ''A Memorial.'' Godey's, XXVIII (Feb. 1844), 95.

      Description ''Thine was the spirit of the dove. Thou hast ...''

      Clipping reads: A MEMORIAL. 
      Notes Position: bottom

      The pseudonym ''Linus'' is a likely a reference to the mythological poet. (Kibler, Pseudonymous 60). 

      Kibler notes that this poem is an obituary for Mrs. Rachel Gowan Perry and was accompanied by an introductory note by Simms in the Charleston Courier. (Kibler, Poetry 371).