Donegal County Archives finds rare 19th century Valentine’s love poem

first_imgA passionate 19th century St Valentine’s poem has been discovered in the Donegal County Archives.Archivist Niamh Brennan revealed “We are not sure who A Sinclaire was or to whom the letter was addressed.“This affecting love poem was found during routine cataloguing work in Donegal County Archives last week. “We thought that this week would be the perfect time to share this poem,” she said.The poem was found in the collection of the Steele Nicholson family of Falmore House, Gleneely, Inishowen, which was donated to the Archives some years ago by Down Museum.The Steele Nicholsons were a wealthy family who owned property and land in Donegal and Down in the 19th century.Valentines love poem My Dear Valentine Thy image, lovely as the morn, Appears in all I see For nature in her fairest forms but beauty speaks of thee Oh welcome love, it this be love, aught else it cannot be To think that all my joy or woe finds sympathy with thee. I love thee dear with all my heart, none else can I love but thee My heart you have and yours I want from thee. I am your affectionate admirerA SinclaireAnybody with any information on the poem is asked to contact Niamh Brennan, Archivist, Archives Service, Donegal County Council, Three Rivers Centre, Lifford, County Donegal.Donegal County Archives finds rare 19th century Valentine’s love poem was last modified: February 9th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:County MuseumdonegalValentine’s poemlast_img

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