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Scrivener

Christian Sensenig, Jr.

Decorator

Christian Sensenig, Jr.

Accession Number

PAG2002.0134

Creation Date

11-30-1821

Description

Letter with five stanzas of verse addressed to a friend, drawing of red and yellow flowers in top right corner, musical bars and staff on right side.

Dimensions in Inches

11 1/2 x 7 3/8

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Category

Other

Motifs

flowers, musical notes

Associated Names

Christian Sensenich Jr

Rights

Please contact the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College for permissions which fall outside of educational fair use.

Source

Ursinus College Library Special Collections and the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art

Provenance

Pennsylvania Folklife Society

Script/Text

English cursive

Language

English

Transcription

1. Farewell my neighbours and my friends,/All them that lov ed me,/I part from you from here to thence/I hope you’ll Come and See 2) If no misfortune do anoy/Among my neighbours here/With Silent grief and hidden Joy/I love them very free I have my Journey now fulfild/My aprenticeship is o’re/My love for them whic h I do feel/I feel it ore and more/ Now Winters here and Summer’s past/So Snow comes on in Showers/And fleeting time has brought at last/My Changeing time and hours I from my mothers land I Came/And up the Country went/And still I mind my fathers name/In my old fathers land. A piece of poetry or verse about your Change/from our Country or neighbourhood to your new/Neighbours and I hope these few lines will find you/happyly settled. No more at present as remains/your sincere well Wisher and humble servent /Christian Sensenich Junr./November the 30 1821

Comment

The verse in the letter speaks of the story of immigration with which many Pennsylvania Germans were familiar. The writer added a colorful floral drawing and music staff to his letter.

Condition

Good

File Format

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Type

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