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Thomas Buchanan Read, American poet.
Group of letters, photographs, and clippings chiefly related to Read's poem "Sheridan's Ride," and its composition on the morning of James E. Murdoch's recitation at Pike's Opera House in Cincinnati, October 31, 1864. It includes four letters written by Read and one by E. D. Grafton; copies of accounts by Leon Vanloo and Davis L. James, describing how and where Read wrote the poem; a collage by Grafton showing Murdoch reciting the poem; photographs of Read and his wife Hattie by Grafton and others; and clippings regarding the placement of a plaque on the house in which the poem was written.
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