Author: Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Publication date: Boston/New York, 1895
Library: B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, LIU Post
Call number: PS1624 .A1 1895x
Submitted by: Kathleen Burlingame
This small volume of poetry contains a library bookplate indicating that this was donated by Dr. Harry Kurz as well as an ownership inscription on the front flyleaf: “Grace L. Cook. February 24, 1896. Boston.” It contains marginalia throughout. A 1922 passport application found online indicates that Grace L. Cook was born on August 18, 1870 in Waterloo, Iowa. The form says that she was a housewife married to Harry Kurz, living in Galesburg, Illinois. However, a 1920 census claims that she was born in 1875. Internet searches indicate that she graduated from Wellesley College in 1899, suggesting that she possibly used this poetry volume for her studies there. Her husband was 14-19 years her junior and was a Professor of Romance Languages at Knox College.