Helen of Manchester collection of popular music, 1899-1905
- Kintore, Helena Keith-Falconer, Countess of, 1878-1971, collector,, former owner.
Manchester, Consuelo Montagu, Dowager Duchess of, 1853-1909, collector,, former owner.
Stromberg, John, 1853-1902, composer.
Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872-1946, composer,, publisher.
Temple, Dick, (Composer), composer,, lyricist.
Wilson, Walter, (Composer), composer.
Von Tilzer, Albert, composer.
Cannon, Hughie L., 1877-1912, composer,, lyricist.
Levi, Maurice, composer.
Schwartz, Jean, 1878-1956, composer.
Hoffmann, Max, 1873-1963, composer.
Allen, Thos. S., 1876-1919, composer,, lyricist.
Accooe, Will, 1874-1904, composer.
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924, composer.
Sloane, A. Baldwin (Alfred Baldwin), 1872-1926, composer.
Kelly, E. Harry (Edward Harry), 1879-1955, composer.
Johnson, Lee, (Composer), composer,, lyricist,, publisher.
Fisher, Fred, 1875-1942, composer.
Eysler, Edmund, 1874-1949, composer.
Walker, George, 1873-1911, composer.
Tyers, Wm. H. (William H.), 1876-1924, arranger of music.
Cook, Will Marion, composer.
Powell, W. C., 1876-1939, composer.
Edwards, Gus, 1879-1945, composer.
Rogers, Alex, 1876-1930, composer,, lyricist.
Hutchison, Edward, (Composer), composer.
Bratton, John W. (John Walter), 1867-1947, composer.
Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker), 1866-1949, composer.
Kummer, Clare Beecher, 1886-1958, composer.
Beam, Mark, composer,, lyricist.
Nichols, George A., arranger of music.
Keiser, Robert A., 1862-1932, composer.
Luders, Gustav, 1865-1913, composer.
Klein, Manuel, 1876-1919, composer.
Cole, Bob, 1868-1911, composer.
McWatters, Arthur, 1871-1963, composer,, lyricist.
Kendis, James, 1883-1946, composer.
Paley, Herman, 1879-1955, lyricist.
Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942, composer,, lyricist.
Silver, Maxwell, composer.
Thurban, T. W., composer.
Pryor, Arthur, 1870-1942, composer.
Depret, Maurice, composer.
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932, composer.
Braham, Edmund, composer.
Whitney, Howard, 1869-1924, composer.
Hall, Milt. H., composer.
Smith, Edgar, 1857-1938, lyricist.
Sterling, Andrew B., 1874-1955, lyricist.
Queen, John, (Lyricist), lyricist.
Lamb, Arthur J., 1870-1928, lyricist.
Jerome, William, 1865-1932, lyricist.
Hobart, George V. (George Vere), 1867-1926, lyricist.
Cole, Bob, 1868-1911, lyricist.
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938, lyricist.
MacDonough, Glen, 1870-1924, lyricist.
Bangs, John Kendrick, 1862-1922, lyricist.
Bren, Joe, lyricist.
Whiting, George, 1884-1943, lyricist.
Steger, Julius, 1870-1959, lyricist.
Williams, Bert, 1874-1922, lyricist.
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906, lyricist.
Bryan, Vincent, 1883-1937, lyricist.
O'Dea, James, 1871-1914, lyricist.
West, Paul, 1871-1918, lyricist.
Cassin, S. B. (Stephen B.), lyricist.
Pixley, Frank, 1865-1919, lyricist.
Mack, Cecil, 1883-1944, lyricist.
Hopwood, Aubrey, 1863-1917, lyricist.
Jones, Irving, lyricist.
- Place Of Origin:
- Collection of popular American sheet music, including many songs from minstrel shows, Vaudeville shows, and musicals, as well as some instrumental pieces, many arranged, for solo piano. Many of the sheet music covers include caricatures of African-Americans, some with photographs of blackface performers. All were published between 1898 and 1905. Bound in dark brown leather with gilt stamped spine title, gilt stamped inner edge, and letter "M." on page 1 of cover. Ownership inscription on front pastedown of v. 1, Helen of Manchester; presentation inscription from Jeannette Robinson Murphy to the Dowager Duchess of Manchester: "To Her Grace, the Dowager Duchess of Manchester, with the hope that she will use her influence in the behalf of my coming to merrie old England", dated 1904.
- scores (2 volumes) ; 36 cm
Caricatures and cartoons.
Authors' presentation inscriptions (Provenance)
Caricatures and cartoons
- [V. 1. Vocal music.] Any rags / words & music by Thos. S. Allen ; My Japanese cherry blossom / lyrics by Edgar Smith ; music by John Stromberg (New York : Published by M. Witmark & Sons, ©1902) -- Alexander ; don't you love your baby no more? / words by Andrew B. Sterling ; music by Harry Von Tilzer (New York : Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., ©1904) -- Any old tree : 60 : featured by Marie Cahill in "It happened in Nordland" / words and music by Dick Temple (New York : Jos. W. Stern & Co., ©1905; plate number 4333-4) -- Ain't dat a shame / words by John Queen ; music by Walter Wilson (London : Charles Sheard & Co., Anglo-American Music Publishers ; New York : Howley, Haviland & Dresser, ©1901) -- Abraham / words by Andrew B. Sterling ; music by Harry Von Tilzer (New York : Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., ©1904).
[V. 1. Vocal music, continued.] A picnic for two / words by Arthur J. Lamb ; music by Albert Von Tilzer (New York (The York Music Co., Albert von Tilzer, M'g'r, ©1905) -- Bill Bailey, won't you please come home : sung by Miss Victoria Monks / words & music by Hughie Cannon [includes score + vocal line with tonic sol-fa notation] (London : Charles Sheard & Co, Anglo-American Music Publishers ; New York : The Howley-Dresser Music Co., ©1902) -- Big Indian and his little maid : Higgledy-piggledy : sung by Joe Weber and Harry Morris / lyric by Edgar Smith ; music by Maurice Levi (New York : Chas K. Harris, ©1904) -- Bedelia : the Irish coon song serenade / words by William Jerome ; music by Jean Schwartz (New York : Shapiro, Bernstein and Company, ©1903) -- By the sycamore tree : from the new musical comedy The Rogers Bros "In London" / words by Geo. V. Hobart ; music by Max Hoffman (New York : The Rogers Bros. Music Publishing Co., ©1903) -- By the watermelon vine : Lindy Lou / words and music by Thos. S. Allen (Boston : Walter Jacobs, ©1904; plate number 851-3).
[V. 1. Vocal music, continued.] Chicken / words by Cole and Johnson ; music by Will Accooe [includes score + vocal line with tonic sol-fa notation] (London : Charles Sheard & Co. ; New York Howley, Haviland & Co., ©1899) -- Come back my honey boy to me : sung by Lillian Russell : [from Fiddle-dee-dee] / words by Edgar Smith ; music by John Stromberg (New York : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1900; plate number 2289) -- Come down ma evenin' star : 50 : from Weber & Field's new burlesque production "Twirly-whirly" : sung by Lillian Russell / words by Robert B. Smith ; music by John Stromberg (New York : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1902; plate number 4946-3) -- Go on and coax me / words by Andrew B. Sterling ; music by Harry Von Tilzer (New York : Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., ©1904) -- The coon banshee : from It happened in Nordland / lyrics by Glen MacDonough ; music by Victor Herbert (New York : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1904; plate number 7027 g) -- Charity : from Lady Teazle : as sung by Miss Lillian Russell / lyrics by John Kendrick Bangs ; music by A. Baldwin Sloane (New York : Jos. W. Stern & Co., ©1904; plate number 4316_3) -- Dinah Green / words by Joe Bren ; music by Harry Kelly (New York : Shapiro, Remick and Company, ©1904) -- Don't make dem scandalous eyes at me / words and music by Lee Johnson (San Francisco : Lee Johnson Music Pub. Co., ©1904).
[V. 1. Vocal music, continued.] Ev'ry little bit helps / words by George Whiting ; music by Fred Fischer (New York : Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., ©1904) -- For you, honey : from Higgledy-piggledy / words by Edgar Smith ; music by Maurice Levi (New York : Chas. K. Harris, ©1904) -- Friends that are good and true : from Rollicking Girl / lyric by Julius Steger ; music by Edmund Eysler (New York : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1905; plate number 7192) -- Ghost of a coon / words and music by Williams and Walker ; arr. by Wm. H. Tyers (New York : Jos. W. Stern & Co., ©1900) -- Good evenin' / words by Paul Laurence Dunbar ; music by Will. Marion Cook (New York : J.H. Schroder ; Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., ©1902) -- The gondolier : intermezzo : march two-step : also published for song / by W.C. Powell (Detroit : Whitney Warner Pub Co. ; New York : Shapiro Remik and Co, ©1903) -- Goodbye Eliza Jane / words by Andrew B. Sterling ; music by Harry Von Tilze (New York : Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., ©1903) -- The ghost that never walked : from F.C. Whitney's Piff! Paff! Pouf! / words by William Jerome ; music by Jean Schwartz -- He's me pal : East Side love song : sung with great success by Eleanor Falk / words by Vincent Bryan : music by Gus Edwards (New York : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1905; plate number 7070-4) -- I'm a Jonah man : Williams & Walker's crowning success : sung at every performance of their latest musical production In Dahomey / words and music by Alex Rogers (London : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1903).
[V. 2. Vocal music.] Sammy : song : sung by Miss Louie Pounds : from the musical comedy The earl and the girl / words by James O'Dea ; music by Edward Hutchison (London : Francis, Day & Hunter, ©1902; plate number F. & D. 7653) -- Skating : duet, Brue and Daisy : (In "Sergeant Brue") / words by Paul West ; music by John W. Bratton (New York : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1905; plate number 7148-4) -- Sleep li'l' chile, go sleep! : a negro lullaby / music by Harry T. Burleigh ; words by George V. Hobart (New York : Harry von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., ©1902) -- Somali Land / by Clare Kummer (New York : Jos. W. Stern & Co., ©1904; plate number 4315_3) -- Southern thoughts for northern thinkers and African music in America / by Jeannette Robinson Murphy (New York : The Bandanna Publishing Company, ©1904) -- The Spanish coon : May Irwin's new coon song : as sung in Mrs. Black is back at the Bijou Theatre, New York / words & music by Mark Beam ; arr. by Geo. A Nichols (New York : New York American and Journal, Music Supplement, Sunday, Dec. 18, 1904) -- Sunbeam Sue : serenade / words by S.B. Cassin ; music by Robert A. Keiser (New York : Hurtig Seamon, ©1900) -- The tale of the turtle dove : from "Woodland" / lyric by Frank Pixley ; music by Gustav Luders (New York : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1904).
[V. 2. Vocal music, continued.] Teasing : ("I was only, only teasing you") / words by Cecil Mack ; music by Albert Von Tilzer (New York : the York Music Co., Albert von Tilzer, M'g'r., ©1904) -- Those loving eyes : as sung by Miss Ellaline Terriss and Mr. Seymour Hicks in the musical play "The cherry girl" / words by Aubrey Hopewood ; music by Manuel Klein (London : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1904) -- Under the bamboo tree : a successful interpolation by Marie Cahill in Sally in our alley / by Bob Cole (New York : Jos. W. Stern & Co., ©1902) -- Will you be my little bride? : Woodland / lyric by Frank Pixley ; music by Gustav Luders (New York : M. Witmark & Sons; plate number 6159-3) -- Without thee, dear heart / written and composed by Arthur McWatters : and sung by Mildred Stoller (New York : New York Journal and Advertiser, Music Supplement, Sunday, Feb. 3, 1901) -- Won't you fondle me / words and music by Kendis & Paley (New York : Shapiro, Remick and Company, ©1904) -- The yankee doodle boy : one of the musical hits from Geo. M. Cohan's latest play "Little Johnny Jones" / words & music by Geo. M. Cohan (New York : F.A. Mills, ©1904) -- You must think I'm Santa Claus / words by Irving Jones ; music by Maxwell Silver (New York : F.A. Mills, ©1904).
[V.2. Piano music]. The Permans' Brooklyn cake walk / composed by T.W. Thurban (London : Francis, Day & Hunter, ©1899; plate number F. & D. 6186) -- A coon band contest : cake walk two step / Arthur Pryor, assistant director of Sousa's Band (London : The John Church Company, [approximately 1904] -- The Gibson girl : valse lente : op. 57 / par Maurice Depret (London : Chappell & Co., ©1905; plate number 22.448) -- Hail to the Spirit of Liberty march / by John Philip Sousa (New York : The John Church Company, ©1900; plate number 13481-4) -- Hog-town pig-aninnies : two-step cake-walk / by Edmund Braham (New York : Edmund Braham, ©1899) -- In a pagoda : piece characteristique : from West & Brattons musical comedy "The man from China" / by John W. Bratton (New York : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1904; plate number 6204-6) -- The mosquitos' parade : a Jersey review / by Howard Whitney (New York : M. Witmark & Sons, ©1900; plate number 2279) -- On the levee : an African two step : piano solo / Milt. H. Hall (Cincinnati : The John Church Company, ©1898; plate number 12586-4) -- The passing of rag-time : characteristic two-step : piano solo / by Arthur Pryor, asst. conductor of Sousa & His Band (Elkhart, Ind. : C.G. Conn & Co., ©1902).
- Popular music--United States--To 1901
Popular music--United States--1901-1910
African Americans--Caricatures and cartoons
Racism in popular culture--African Americans
- Organized primarily by instrumentation, then alphabetically by title.
Jeannette Robinson Murphy (1865-1946) was an early researcher in the area of African-American song. Although she worked to preserve music from the slave tradition, her writing also reflected the blatant racism of her time and place in American culture. Helen of Manchester, born Helena Zimmerman (1878-1971) was the daughter of Eugene Zimmerman, a wealthy Cincinnati businessman. In 1900 she married the Earl of Manchester, divorcing him in 1931, before marrying the 10th Earl of Kintore in 1937. Jeannette Robinson Murphy's presentation inscription was to the elder Dowager Duchess of Manchester, born Consuelo Yznaga, who died in 1909, and whose sheet music collection was presumably bound together and possibly expanded by her daughter-in-law, Helena.
Materials in English.
Staff notation; Tonic sol-fa.
No finding aid has been created for this collection.
- Cite As:
- Helen of Manchester collection of popular music, 1899-1905 (Mus 508.56). Merritt Room, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard University.
- Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard University
- Open for research.Rights status not evaluated.
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