Crossing the Bar


Tiny book found by Archives & Special Collections student assistant Alex Perroots ‘17.

Alex writes, “This small book, measuring just over 3 inches in length contains the poem Crossing the Bar by Lord Alfred Tennyson. Crossing the Bar is a poem Tennyson wrote regarding death, comparing it to sailing on a ship, a great journey, one that he does not wish to be associated with sorrow or mourning.”