Cornelia Adelaide Crittenden Poetry Album, 1831-1834

Descriptive Summary

Title
Cornelia Adelaide Crittenden Poetry Album, 1831-1834
Creator
Crittenden, Cornelia Adelaide, b. 1816
Extent
1 volume
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Cornelia Crittenden was the daughter of prominent Kentucky politician John J. Crittenden and a resident of Frankfort. She later married Reverend John C. Young, president of Centre College.
Scope and Content
The volume contains seven manuscript poems written to Cornelia Adelaide Crittenden between 1831 and 1835. The book was given as a birthday gift. The giver was not identified.
The poems in the book concern love expressed for her by apparent suitors (not including Young). One such poem claims that it would be a mistake for her to make a planned trip to the South when she "here might win a real lover."
Variant Name: Cornelia Crittenden Young
County: Franklin