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To my Valentine: P.14557-R

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Current Location: In storage


To my Valentine
Valentine card and envelope


Publisher: Unknown




A valentine verse written on a single sheet of embossed white wove writing paper contained inside a white envelope. The verse, written in black ink, is titled, 'To my Valentine': 'My very ardent love for you / Disturbs at night my pillow; / And many are the days I sit / And sigh beneath the willow. / Refuse me not, dear Valentine, / Nor drive me to despair, / My heart it rests most truly thine, / you form my every care.'. The white envelope has an embossed design and is addressed in black ink in an unknown hand: 'Dr. Glaisher / Trinity College'. The truncated address and comical tone of the poem suggests that it was sent to Glaisher from a Cambridge friend or colleague who knew about his collection of valentines.

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Bequeathed by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, 1928

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

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Pen and ink

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Accession number: P.14557-R
Primary reference Number: 215502
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Monday 29 May 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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