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J. Adams Spiritual Railway, circa 1840

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

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Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Adams, J.
Title: J. Adams Spiritual Railway, circa 1840
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 181
Extent: 0.01 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Abstract:Consists of two nineteenth century poems by the American poet J. Adams, both bearing the principal title, “The spiritual railway.”
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], J. Adams Spiritual Railway, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Karen L. Esterl, 1999.

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Scope and Content Note

“Spiritual railway” consists of two nineteenth century poems by the American poet J. Adams. Both poems bear the principal title, “The spiritual railway” while each has its own subtitle–one being called “The upward line,” the other, “The downward line.” “The upward line” can also be found appended to some editions of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The celestial railroad.”

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1 1 Poems, 1840