Legaré, James Mathewes

November 26, 1823–May 30, 1859

Orta-undis, and other poems. By J. M. Legaré.

Legaré's first and only published volume, the book of poetry includes his most famous poems: “To a Lily,” “The Reaper,” and “Haw-Blossoms."

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  • Title Legaré, James Mathewes
  • Coverage November 26, 1823–May 30, 1859
  • Author
  • Keywords Writer, painter, inventor, “On the Death of a Kinsman,”, began studying law in the office of James L. Petigru, Orta-Undis, and Other Poems, received two U.S. patents, one for “plastic-cotton” and one for an improved ivory-frame composition
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date September 21, 2023
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 9, 2022
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