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Van Valkenburgh, Franklin Butler (1835-1924) Robins and Robbins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00686.31 Author/Creator: Van Valkenburgh, Franklin Butler (1835-1924) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document Date: no date Pagination: 2 p. ; 27.9 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Poem on two typed pages. The type is green instead of black. Size in the extent is for the larger sheet. The smaller sheet is 13.8 x 21.6 cm. Two stanzas on the smaller sheet and two longer stanzas on the the bigger sheet. Pencil note says the poem was by Franklin Van Valkenburgh. Several corrections made in pencil. Poem is a nonsensical and seems to revolve around a family story or an inside joke.

People: Van Valkenburgh, Gerrit

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PoetryHumor and SatireChildren and Family

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