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Mourn, Ammonites, mourn for his sorrowful fate

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Title:
Mourn, Ammonites, mourn for his sorrowful fate
Title (alt.) :
Edward Hitchcock transcription of Elegy intended for Professor Buckland
Description:
A transcription by Edward Hitchcock of an elegy written by Archbishop Richard Whately for the geologist Professor William Buckland while Buckland was on a trip to continental Europe. Buckland did not actually die until 1856.
Author:
Whately, Richard, 1787-1863
Transcriber:
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Date:
[December 1, 1820]
Format:
Manuscripts
Genre:
Elegies
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 22 Folder 29 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Subjects:
Archives
Death and burial
Humor
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Buckland, William, 1784-1856
Extent:
1 item (1 page)
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Terms of Use:
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Notes (date):
The date provided is the date Whately assigned to the poem. Hitchcock's transcription is undated.
Notes:
Alternative title based in part on title provided in correspondence from William Buckland to friends.
Language:
English