What Don and I were searching for was the poetry manuscript book we had found referred to in
these various articles and talks about Henry. It seemed reasonable that they might be found
in the Duchess County Historical Society, or in the Adriance Library. Some valuable material
belonging to the Poughkeepsie DAR had been divided between the two organizations many years ago.
It's not easy for an archive to keep current track of what they have. As times change, the way
you reference material changes. This usually means a lot of hard, gritty work to change the
index references for material already owned. Sometimes it's easier to try to keep two
different reference schemes going simultaneously, and only use the newer one for material coming
in after the new index is put into operation. Let this happen a few times, and it can be very
hard for an archive to guarantee that it still has something referred to a hundred years ago.
Don and I worked with both locations to try to find the manuscripts, but without success.
Until we saw another thread to pull, I expanded my research on Henry to include the people with
whom he interacted.