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Penda the quadroon

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1
Scope and Contents Autograph manuscript of a children's story, originally titled "Far From My Home," concerning the Spanish colonization of the West Indies island of Dominica and the role played by Penda, a quadroon in the service of the Governor's wife. Several pages of the manuscript are written on the reverse side of earlier versions of the story.
Dates: approximately 1800-1874

Agnes Strickland letter to Her Majesty Queen Victoria

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 602
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed poem plus typed transcription written for Queen Victoria.
Dates: 1837

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