Wlliam Gilmore Simms
The Simms Review (Vol 15: No 2) >> The Simms Review (Vol 15: No 2) >> The Mysterious ''R. I.''

Item informationTitle: The Mysterious ''R. I.''
Genre: Poetry
Call number: SoCar 805 Si4 V. 15, no. 2 c. 2
Publication information Issue: 2
Volume: 15
  • Publication date: 1824-11-22

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    Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
    Rights: Digital Copyright © 2014, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208

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    Composition history According to Kibler's introduction, Simms's poem, '' Lock of Hair,-To R. I.,'' was published in the Charleston Courier on 22 November 1824.
    Notes Kibler provides background on Simms's ''A Lock of Hair,-To R. I.'' Simms was eighteen when the poem was published and provides us clues about a"love interest" predating his courtship of Anna Malcolm Giles.