[N. p., but New York: n. p., 1836]. First edition. Broadside on green stock, 10.25 x 8 inches, decorative type border. Some spots of foxing and light dust-soiling; small shallow tear from one edge; old folds; in very good condition. Item #19122
Two brief elegies on the death of the young daughter of the well-known circuit rider and Ohio native Isaac Newton Walter, instrumental in the launch of Antioch College, but then minister of the First Christian Church in New York, with the added note in type at the foot of the verses, “Her body rests in a retired grave yard in New Jersey. A plain marble tombstone placed at her grave by her father, will inform the visiter [sic] where little Amanda sleeps in death.” A. L. McKinney’s 1856 detailed biography of Walter does not note the death of Amanda, though it does mark that he left town on a preaching tour through Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina less than a month after his daughter’s death. Unlocated on OCLC.