Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Riley, J.A. mss., 1894-1919, are poems of John Andrew Riley, 1844- , brother of James Whitcomb Riley. Included are two letters from Paul Hunter Dodge to Mrs. Julia Riley concerning the publication of John Andrew Riley's poems. Among the poems in the collection are At the Cross-roads, Aunt Betsy, Back from the Seashore, Beleaguered, Bird Forecasts with an "If", The Book Auction, Brandywine, A Chance Acquaintance, Chaetura Pelagica, Cora's Color Scheme, The Crickets, The Cuckoo, Death Winter-1903-4, Esprito de Santo, The Firelight on the Wall, The Greatest of These, The Groundhog Knows, The Hen and the Clock, Home Sweet Home, How he came (Willis Connor), It May be True, Johnny's Barefeet, Julia, Life's Song, The Luck of Stuck, Me and Rover, Music, The Music Score, Migrant Birds, My Friend, The Ohio Song, The Oriole, Piano and Flute, The Poet, The Pretty-by-nights, Samuel Warsaw Barnett, San Francisco, The Song of the Ragweed, Sonny, Snow Flurries, The Sparrow and the Mole, The System, To J.W.R., "Uncle John, its cold", Very Unusual, Well and Strong, Who?, and the words and musical score for Alice Dallas. Coon Song and Brandywine. Song.

Also see the Guide to the Collections: James Whitcomb Riley

Collection size: 56 items

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