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Record Number: 8846
Volume: 8
Author: Francis Daniel Pastorius, 1651-c. 1720
Date of Original: 1714 - 1719
Original Format: Manuscripts
Inscription text: Pastorius Collection. Poetic Composition and Annotations by Francis D. Pastorius in the year 1716 to 19 -- addressed to the three Daughters of T. Lloyd Esq. commemorative of their arrival to Philadelphia in 1683
Inscription location: front cover
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This volume contains poems written for the three daughters of Francis Daniel Pastorius' good friend Thomas Lloyd: Hannah Hill, Mary Norris, and Rachel Preston. The poems were all composed in 1714-1719, written in yearly remembrance of their father. The title of the volume comes from the beginnings of Pastorius and Lloyd's friendship, which started on board the America as both sailed to Pennsylvania in 1683. Poems are mostly tributes to Lloyd's bravery and other admirable qualities, but Pastorius also praises the daughters individually (frequently in acrostic poems which spell out their names), and eulogizes Rachel Preston after her death. Included in this volume are some of the letters and prose that accompanied Pastorius's poetry.