John Alexander Joyce papers

Abstract

The John Alexander Joyce papers (dated 1900, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise a collection of poetry, a handwritten poem, a sketch book, and two photographs that document John Alexander Joyce, Civil War poetry, and the Civil War in Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Alexander Joyce papers
Date
1900, undated
Creator
Joyce , John A. (John Alexander), 1842-1915
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Poetry -- Authorship -- Kentucky.
Poetry.
Finding Aid Author
Ellen Dukes
Preferred Citation
2015ms092: [indentification of item], John Alexander Joyce papers, 1900, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John A. Joyce (1842-1915), served as a colonel in the Kentucky 24th Infantry of the Union Army during the Civil War. Originally from Straugh, Ireland, Joyce emigrated to Kentucky early in his life. Later known as the Washington Poet, Col. James settled in Washington, D.C. post-war. There he published his memoir, Checkered Life as well as several collections of poetry. His written works directly dealt with the violence and emotional turmoil of the Civil War soldier. Joyce was also a cornet soloist in the U.S. Marine Band. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetary, Washington, D.C.
Scope and Content
The John Alexander Joyce papers (dated 1900, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise a collection of poetry, a handwritten poem, a sketch book, and two photographs that document John Alexander Joyce, Civil War poetry, and the Civil War in Kentucky.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to relsearchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Manuscript sketchbook, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Written poem, diary of my childhood, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Collected Poems of Colonel John A. Joyce, 1900 March

  • Box 1, folder 3
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John A. Joyce photographs, undated

  • Box 1, folder 4
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