German Immigrant Dialect Poem
Autograph Manuscript, signed (“Chas. Follen Adams”) and dated (“April 1, 1910”) of 8 lines from his poem “Leedle Yawcob Strauss”.
Roxbury, Bosston, Mass: April 1, 1910.
One page, in ink. 8vo. German Immigrant Dialect Poem. Fine Item #247636
After his service in the Civi War, Charles Follens Adams (1842 -1918) began writing humorous verse for magazines and periodicals. His “Leedle Yawcob Strauss” was written in 1876, and first published in book form in LEEDLE YAWCOB STRAUSS, AND OTHER POEMS in 1877. It was a popular favorite in the burgeoning tradition of dialect humor, and the pre-eminent example of that genre in the dialect of German immigrants.
A rarely seen autograph transcription.
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