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Wilton, N.H. Funeral Elegy, 1773

Collection number: MS 177

Size: 3 items
(0.10 cu.ft.)

About the Wilton, New Hamphire Funeral Elergy

Hand-stitched pamphlet: “An Elegy upon the fall of 53 men, at Wilton, [N.H.,] September
1773″ is an anonymous ballad recounting the occurrence in 1773 of the collapse, during
the raising of its frame, of the meetinghouse in Wilton, New Hampshire, the death
of five workers, and the injury of another forty-eight. Two colored prints are also
included, showing the pamphlet’s condition “before” and “after” conservation. For
the story behind the ballad, see Charles E. Clark, The Meetinghouse Tragedy.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wilton, New Hamphire Funeral Elergy, 1773, MS 177, Milne
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

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