Guide to the Wilton, New Hamphire Funeral Elergy, 1773
Collection number: MS 177
About the Writer
Nothing is known about the writer of the elegy, as the paper is not signed.
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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Wilton, New Hamphire Funeral Elergy, 1773, MS 177, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
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