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BALMANNO, Mary
The Styvesant's Bride. Written by Mrs. Balmanno, and sung at the Anniversary Festival of the St. Nicholas Society of Nassau Island, 1853.
[Brooklyn?], 1853. TWO COPIES RECORDEDBALMANNO, Mrs. [Mary]. The Stuyvesant's Bride. Written by Mrs. Balmanno, and sung at the Anniversary Festival of the St. Nicholas Society of NassauIsland, 1853. 8vo broadside, 8 1/4 x 5". N.p. [Brooklyn? 1853]. $750.00A delightful, and rare broadside poem by little known Anglo-American poet, writer, and artist. Born in Derbyshire, England, Mary Balmanno (1802-1875) was the wife of transplanted Scot, Robert Balmanno (b. near Aberdeen, Scotland, 1780-died, New York, 1861). The Balmanno's traveled in literary and artistic circles in Britain, and also in the United States after they immigrated in 1831, being friends and correspondents with the likes of Sir Walter Scott, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Henry Fuseili, Thomas Moore, Mary Cowden Clarke, John Sartain, and many others. Mrs. Balmanno was the author of verse and prose on Scottish subjects, and a talented artist who had at least two public exhibitions. She wrote the article Pocohantas for Mary Cowden Clarke's, World-noted Women New York: Appleton, 1858). She composed an extraordinary 64-line broadside poem, The Rights of Women, for the Saint Nicholas festival of 1854. It was unrecorded until we discovered and sold the only copy known. Our poem about Dutch famillies in New York comes from a descendant of Mary Balmanno, and has never before been on the market. For both Mary and Robert Balmanno, see Allibon. A ca. 270 line poem in five nine-line stanzas, written for the Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York, which was organized March 1, 1848, principally by descendant … [Click Below for Full Description]
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