Title: The Changed Cross and other Religious Poems
Publication date: New York, 1872
Library: Richter, U Miami
Call number: PR 1191 .R24
Submitted by: Andrew Stauffer
Memorial volume for Annie R. Deering, wife of Charles W. Deering and daughter of Rear Admiral A. Ludlow Case. Annie died just a few days short of their first wedding anniversary. Charles was 23 at the time, and Annie probably about the same age.
Printed death notice attached. Gift inscription from Charles to Mary E. Deering, dated a few days after Annie’s death (on their wedding anniversary), November 3, 1876.
Flower pinned to dedication page, with small slip dated Dec. 20, 1877.
Marginalia to the poem “Coming”:
“A short time before her death Annie asked her mother to read this poem, saying that she often thought of it. Mrs. Case read it in the presence of those gathered about the deathbed” and, next to one passage, “Annie tried to read here, but her sight failed. ‘I guess I can’t read it,’ she said smiling.”