Date Published: 1848 to 1865
Black paper boards, quarter bound in plum leather, gilt tooling. Damage to the spine (black tape repair) and corners, and front cover separated. Some inside pages torn. Some foxing or age toning throughout and several tears and fair condition for the Album itself. A collection of 35 pieces of sheet music published between 1848 and 1865, many composed during the Civil War. There are two versions of The Star Spangled Banner and also a very scarce piece by Stephen C. Foster. With this collection are two early handwritten patriotic poems.
Provenance: Anna E. Hoar (1843-1923), Belleville, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania (name printed on the upper board and signed by her on the front free endpaper and elsewhere; some pieces gives to Olivia G. Moore from Haver D. Grace).
Laid in the album are:
1) Star Spangled Banner: an American national hymn, duett, song and chorus; sung by Madlle T. Parodi ; arranged by S.T. Gordon (National songs). New York: S.T. Gordon, [1861?]. Flags of the USA and France on the cover, some tears;
2) two handwritten poem--L.P.C., “America”, begins “Fair land of the west beyond the blue wave, | The home of the great , the good and the brave;….”, 10 stanzas, [18?];
and L.H. Holland, “My Country America”, begins “She stands the noblest freest land | unbound by tyrants hands….”, 9 stanzas, 1856.
Contents of the album with some pages torn:
• Charlie C. Converse, The Rock Beside the Sea. Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, 1857.
• Francis Scott Key, The Star Spangled Banner, National Song Written during the Bombardment of Fort McHenry. Baltimore: F.D. Benteen; New Orleans: Wm. T. Mayo, [18?].
• Charles Carroll Sawyer and Henry Tucker, “Weeping, Sad and Lonely”, or “When This Cruel War Is Over”. Songs with Chorus. Brooklyn, NY: Sawyer & Thompson, 1863.
• Jerry Blossom, To the Brave Defenders of the Union. That Southern Wagon! Louisville, Ky:
D. P. Faulds, [1861-5]. Song; for voice and piano; refrain set for chorus (SAA)--and piano./ English words; verses 1-2, and 3-4 printed beneath the vocal line and verses 5-10 printed as text following the music./ First line of text: Jeff. Davis built a wagon./ First line of refrain: Ho, bully for the wagon./ "To the brave defenders of the union."/ Title set within an ornamental frame./ Engraver of music noted at bottom of p. 5 as "J. Slinglandt, engvr. & Pr."
• B. Roeps, Mother, Is the Battle Over?, in Vocal Beauties: A Selection of Choice Songs &c. from Distinguished Authors, Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, [18?].
• Francis Heath and George Barker, I Am Returning to Thee, Annie, Answer to I’m Leaving Thee in Sorrow, Annie, in A Selection of Choice Songs &c. from Distinguished Authors, Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, [18?].
• Comin’ Thro the Rye, as Sung by Jenny Lind. Baltimore: F.D. Benteen; New Orleans: Wm. T. Mayo, [18?].
• W. Lansdon, Come When You Will I’ve a Welcome for Thee. Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, [18?].
• J.P.H. and J.G. Callcott, Come in and Shut the Door, in Fountain of Flowers, 12 Beautiful Ballads by Favorite Authors. Cleveland: S. Brainard & Co., [18?].
• Jefferson Henri Nones and H.S. Colman, The Grave of Uncle True. New York: S.T. Gordon, 1854.
• Tony Pastor’s Combination Song; or, A Bunch of Penny Ballads. Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., [18?]
• Alice Hamilton, What Shall I Offer Thee, for One or Two Voices. Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, 1860.
• Mrs. A.V. Pendleton, The Wild Ashe Deer. Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, .
• C.D. Stuart and L.B. Woodbury, Gentle Words and Loving Smiles. New York: Firth, Pond & Co.; New Orleans: Wm. T. Mayo, 1848.
• Louis Dela and Mary, The Ring My Mother Wore, a Song for Hearts Bereaved. Cincinnati: John Church, Jr., 1860.
• George W. Elliott and J.R. Thomas, Bonny Eloise (The Belle of Mohawk Vale). New York: Wm. Hall & Son, 1858.
• Alice Hamilton, I Am Dreaming of the Lov’d Ones. Philadelphia: Sep. Winner, 1865.
• Charles Carroll Sawyer, arranged by C.F. Thompson, Who Will Care for Mother Now? Song with Chorus. Brooklyn: Sawyer & Thompson, 1863.
Howard Paul, Uncle Sam. [s.l.: s.n., 18?].
• L.V.H. Crosby, Never Court But One. Cleveland: S. Brainard & Co., 1856.
• Stephen C. Foster, The Home to Morrow, Ballad, Foster’s Melodies no. 57. New York: Firth, Pond & Co., 1862.
• H.L. Frisbie, Sleighing with the Girls. Chicago: Root & Cady, 1863.
• Henry A. Coard and Chas. Grobe, The Gipsies’ Warning. 87th ed. Brooklyn: D.S. Holmes, 1864.
• Chas. R. Dodworth, Gideon’s Band, Song & Chorus, Sing with Applause in the Musical Extravaganza of Mazeppa. Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, 1861.
• John A. Miller and Chas. R. Crosby, The Song of the Ex Sigma Chi. Cincinnati: J. Church, 1863.
• B.E. Woolf and Fred. Buckley, Darling Little Blue Eyed Nell. New York: Firth, Pond & Co., 1858.
• Annie (words), melody suggested by Miss Sadie Crane, arrangement by Mrs. F.L. Bowen, Tread Lightly Ye Comrades; or The Volunteer's Grave. Chicago: Root & Cady, 1863.
• William Ross Wallace and Bernard Covert, The Sword of Bunker Hill as Sung by Ossian’s Band. Boston: Henry Tolman & Co., 1855.
• Carrie Bell, Be Quiet Do, I’ll Call My Mother. Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, 1857.
• Miss Ouri, I Would Like to Change to Change My Name, a Few Lines Addressed to the Fraternity of Young Bachelors. 20th ed. St. Louis: H.F. Sherburne, 1856.
• E. Bradford and H. Waters, Mother’s Vow. Boston: O. Ditson, 1848.
• J.P. Webster, The Universally Popular Ballad Lorena. Chicago: H.M. Higgins, 1857.
• W.H.R, Mrs. Parkhouse, and J.F.W. Christ Will Care for Mother Now. In Answer to Who Will Care for Mother Now? New York: Horace Waters, 1863.
• Sarah Brown and Geo. Felix Benkert, The Prayer My Mother Taught. Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, 1861.
Also noteworthy are the back page ads for other Civil War songs not included in this volume:
"The Soldier to His Mother"; "Pray For Us At Home"; "Tread Lightly where The Hero Sleeps"
"Gone to the Arms of Abraham"; "Yes I Would the War Were Over"; "Our Flag O'er Georgia Waves Again"; "Maryland, My Maryland"; "Our Nation Calls for Peace Again"; "Down with the Stars and Bars"; "Soldiers' Dream Waltz"; "Soldiers' Dream Nocturn"; and "Our Two Year Boys".
Collection is on consignment with LDRB.