by Reverend Henry Jackson Morton
with introduction by Michael Connors
Whim Museum and Undercover Books present a limited edition replica of “Ode to Saint Croix” (Paris: Eagull International Publications), Reverend Henry J. Morton’s 1844 manuscript poem, with an introduction by Michael Connors. The Whim Museum Store is located in Frederiksted, and Undercover Books at Gallows Bay, Christiansted, in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Description: Morton’s work is a twenty-five page hand-written poem with twenty-four marvelous drawings that offer insight into the long forgotten and scarcely recorded island colonial era. Eagull Publication’s exquisite replication would be an excellent addition to the collection of anyone who cherishes the history of St. Croix. The cost is $125.
The Reverend Henry Jackson Morton, “an artist with a keen eye and a joyous spirit,” went to the then Danish West Indies from Philadelphia in the winter of 1843-1844 with his family for the sake of the health of his brother, Quincy.
(description courtesy of Repeating Islands)
To inquire about purchasing a copy of this book, please contact Dr. Michael Connors, Ph.D.
For more on Henry Jackson Morton’s immortalization of St. Croix, see http://library.stcroixlandmarks.org/Artwork/exhibit2/vexmain2.htm
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Ode to St. Croix is published by Eagull International Publications, Paris, France, which also publishes Stephanie Bartron-Miscione, a book filled with her compelling and enchanting art.Back