Maryland Poets collection
The articles (1915-1947) about Miss Reese were removed from Baltimore newspapers. Included are reminiscences from friends, R. P. Harriss, John French, and Victoria Gittings. Other subjects are the dedication of memorials to Miss Reese in Baltimore (Eastern H.S., Western H.S., Enoch Pratt Library, Johns Hopkins University); published poetry; programs from the Woman's Literary Club of Baltimore and the Lizette Woodworth Reese Memorial Association; and several obituaries. Of interest in the collection are two typescript drafts of a short story by Miss Reese, "Cornelia's Birthday," and the printed version (Harper's, June, 1903, V. 107, pp. 25-31) with the author's corrections. A final item is a scrapbook containing published verses of Miss Reese, obituaries, and two photographs of the poet.
In the John Banister Tabb material (1888-1945) are six clippings. An essay entitled "The Rebel's Ruse" written by John B. Tabb, (July 12, 1888) and published in The Independent relates his escape from Point Lookout Prison. The remaining articles discuss his teaching at St. Charles College and his poetry.
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Miss Reese's first book of poems A Branch of May was published in 1887.
John Banister Tabb was an American Roman Catholic priest and poet. He was born in Amelia County, Virginia in 1845. He entered Confederate service during the Civil War, was taken prisoner, and confined in the prison at Point Lookout, Maryland. During his imprisonment, he met fellow poet, Sidney Lanier, with whom he formed a life-long friendship. When the war ended, Tabb taught school in Richmond and Baltimore and later devoted himself to theological studies. He was ordained a priest in 1884 and the rest of his life was spent teaching at St. Charles College in Ellicott City, Maryland. Father Tabb's verse ranged from the frivolous to the serious. He was fond of nonsense rhymes and limericks. He is the author of Poems (1894), Lyrics (1897), Later Lyrics (1902), and The Rosary in Rhyme (1904). Father John Banister Tabb died in 1909.
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