University of Notre Dame

Abby Maria Hemenway Collection


Origination : Hemenway, Abby Maria, 1828-1890
Extent : .5 linear inch
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Abby M. Hemenway, Burlington, Vermont.

Preferred Citation

Abby Maria Hemenway Collection (ZDM), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Handwritten transcriptions and newspaper clippings of Civil War poems and song lyrics, with a few items pertaining to the Revolutionary War or to events shortly after the Civil War.


Abby Maria Hemenway was a Vermont local historian and a Catholic poet who also published anthologies of Vermont poets and songs of the Civil War. A correspondent of Orestes A. Brownson, Daniel E. Hudson, CSC, and James F. Edwards, Notre Dame history teacher, librarian, and archivist, she clipped and copied these poems and donated them to Edwards' historical collections at Notre Dame.


Hemenway, Abby Maria, 1828-1890
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Poetry

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