Poems of the Bell Family
Poems written by the Bells of Bayside and collected by Bayside Historical Society.
These handwritten pieces showcase the artistic merit of the many members of the family during their time living in Bayside, NY. Taken from the archives of Bayside Historical Society's Bell Family Collection, these written works offer insights into the events that they have experienced during their time.
"Good News" by Thomas C. Bell [Jr.]
This poem authored by Thomas C. Bell [Jr.] describes a friend of his, named Denny, who has died in a war.
[Draft Poems written to Melissa R. Bell]
These poems authored by Thomas C. Bell [Jr.] were sent to his mother, Melissa R. Bell, for review. The poems' subjects include snowy weather, the virtue of honesty, daily tasks, offering assistance, and denouncing nicotine.
[Collection of Poems]
These poems authored by Thomas C. Bell [Jr.] are titled: "Light Behind the Cloud," "Impact," "Suffering," "Faith," "A Creed," "The Future," and "Get Well."
Poems of Thomas C. Bell
This collection of poems authored by Thomas C. Bell [Jr.] are titled: "Direction," "Faith," "Maxwell John Doe," "Education," History," and "Bayside Quakers."
This poem authored by Thomas C. Bell [Jr.] describes the wedding of his cousin, Carol Otis Holbrook, to Paul Louis Baldi.
[Lock of hair of Mary C. Bell [II] [daughter] with poem by Eliza H. Bell, Sr.]
This poem written by Eliza H. Bell, Sr. is accompanied with a lock of hair from Mary C. Bell.
[Notebook] - Elizabeth Hough Jackson Bell [Sr.]
This notebook owned by Elizabeth Hough Jackson Bell, Sr. contains poems, contemplations, etc.
[Poem Book] - Elizabeth Hough Bell [Jr.]
This book is a collection of poems authored by Elizabeth Hough Bell, Jr. are titled: "I've got a feeling for you," "Susan Jane," "Billy Hall," There was a little man," "I'm tired," "Up in the coconut tree," "Jerusalem," "after the ball was over," "Receipt for kisses," "George Washington," "a categorical courtship," "all to the merry," and "Old man Shaw."