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Tabb, John B. (1845-1909) The grave digger [poem] [signature overwritten by another person]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02453.34 Author/Creator: Tabb, John B. (1845-1909) Place Written: Ellicot City, Maryland Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: [1900 ca.] Pagination: 1 p. 15 x 10.1 cm

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People: Tabb, John B. (John Banister)., 1845-1909

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

Subjects: Literature and Language ArtsPoetryDeath

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