PRINTED HYMNAL AND SONGBOOK COLLECTION, 1795-[1875]

VAULT A20, UNIT B3

 

Page from the Nightingale.EXTENT:  Thirty titles, totaling thirty volumes, in two record cartons.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT: Organized in a single file, and arranged alphabetically by complier, title or other filing word.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: An artificial collection of printed hymnals and songbooks, 1795-[1875], acquired mainly by gift, from multiple donors.  Consists primarily of Boston and New York imprints.

PROVENANCE:  A number of items in collection bear evidence of previous ownership (one item by Simon Brown, two by Susie M. Fowler of St. Louis, Missouri, one by Julia Lockwood and E.B. Rodman, three by members of the Philbrick family, one by Samuel Ripley of Waltham, and one by H.A. Wheeler).  For details, see item list, below.

SOURCES OF ACQUISITION:  As identified volume by volume in item list. 

NOTES/COMMENTS:  A number of items were assigned accession numbers as acquired (see item list for accession numbers and dates).  Some items were transferred from the semi-restricted Basement Collection to the CFPL Special Collections.

PROCESSED BY:  LPW; finding aid completed 07/95.  Finding aid prepared for the Internet by Peter K. Steinberg, 06/08/06.

ITEM LIST

Box 1:

Baker, B.F. Melodia Sacra; A Complete Collection of Church Music … (Boston: A.N. Johnson, [1852]).

Gift of Mrs. George A. King. Accession number 56845; Dec. 1920.

Bird, Joseph. The Singing School Companion: A Collection of Secular and Sacred Music … In two parts ... By Joseph and Horace Bird (Boston: Sanborn, Carter and Bazin, 1856.)

From the estate of George E. Messer.  Accession number 41016; Apr. 1909.

The Boston Academy’s Collection of Church Music … Third edition. (Boston: Carter, Hendee & Co., 1835).

Leather label stamped in gold “Simon Brown” affixed to front cover. 

The Boston Academy’s Collection of Church Music. … Fourth edition (Boston: J.H. Wilkins and R.B. Carter, 1836).

Gift of Mrs. H.B. Hosmer. Accession number 72627; July 1933.

Bradbury, William B. The Key-Note.  A Collection of Church and Singing School Music … (New York: Mason Brothers, [1863]).

Gift of Robert Loud, Dec. 1974.

Bradbury, William B.  The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies … (New York: Biglow & Main, [1866]).

Inscribed on title page: “S.M.F. [Susie Marie Fowler] / St. Louis / Mo. / (1870).”

Emerson, L.O. [Cover title; title page lacking]  The Choral Tribute: A Collection of New Church Music for Choirs, Singing Schools, Conventions, &c.(Boston: Oliver Ditson, [1869]).

From the estate of Blanche W. Williams.  Accession number 79059; July 1937.

Happy Voices.  New Hymns and Tunes, With Many Popular and Sterling Old Ones, for the Home Circle and Sabbath-Schools (New York: American Tract Society, [1865]).

Inscribed on front free endpaper: “Susie M. Fowler / St. Louis / Mo.”

Hastings, Thomas. Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: Adapted to the Use of Families and Private Circles, to Missionary Meetings, and to Other Occasions of Special Interest.  Words and music arranged by Thomas Hastings and Lowell Mason.  Revised and enlarged edition (Boston: Carter, Hendee & Co., 1834).

Presented by William Willder Wheildon, Nov. 1873.  Accession number 9517.

Hill, U.C. [Cover title (title page damaged)]  New York Sacred Music Society’s Collection of Church Music; Comprising Standard Psalm and Hymn Tunes in General Use, Together With a Great Variety of New Tunes, Anthems, Motetts, Sentences, and Chants … (New York: Saxton & Miles, 1843).

Gift of Mrs. H.B. Hosmer.  Accession number 72628; July 1933.

Johnson, A.N. The Bay State Collection of Church Music: Comprising a Great Variety of Psalm and Hymn Tunes … By A.N. Johnson, Josiah Osgood, & Sumner Hill (Boston: Wilkins, Carter & Co., 1849).

Gift of Mrs. George A. King.  Accession number 56846; Dec. 1920.

Kingston, John. [Title page lacking; title, etc. supplied from bibliographical data in OCLC] The New American Hymn Book … (Baltimore: Printed by B. W. Sower for J. Kingston, 1811).

Larkin, Samuel. [Title page lacking; title, etc. supplied from earlier cataloging] The Nightingale.  A Collection of the Most Ancient and Modern Songs Set to Music … (Portsmouth: Printed for William and Daniel Treadwell, 1804).

Gift of the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Concord, Mar. 1975.  Bookplate of Joseph Philbrick, Exeter, N.H., on front paste-down endpaper.

Mason, Lowell.  Cantica Laudis, or The American Book of Church Music … By Lowell Mason and George James Webb (New York: Mason & Law, [1850]).

From the estate of Blanche W. Williams.  Accession number 79060; July 1937.

Mason, Lowell.  Carmina Sacra: or Boston Collection of Church Music … (Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1842).

From the estate of Blanche W. Williams.  Accession number 79058; July 1937.

Mason, Lowell. The Hallelujah: A Book for the Service of Song in the House of the LordTo Which is Prefixed The Singing School … (New York: Mason Brothers, [1854]).

Gift of Mrs. George A. King.  Accession number 56841; Dec. 1920.

Box 2:

Mason, Lowell.  The National Psalmist; A Collection of the Most Popular and Useful Psalm and Hymn Tunes … By Mason Lowell and George James Webb … (Boston: Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason, 1848).

Gift of Mrs. George A. King.  Accession number 56843; Dec. 1920.

Mason, Lowell. The Psaltery, a New Collection of Church Music, Consisting of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Chants, and Anthems … By Lowell Mason and George James Webb … (Boston; Wilkins, Carter, and Company, 1846).

Gift of Mrs. George A. King.  Pencil signature of G.A. King on front free endpaper. Accession number 56842; Dec. 1920.

Old Colony Collection of Anthems.  Selected and published under the particular patronage and direction of the Old Colony Music Society in Plymouth County, and the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston.  Vol. I.  Second edition (Boston: James Loring, [1816]). 

Permanent deposit by the Trustees of Reservations, May 1978.  Pencil signature on front paste-down endpaper: “S Ripley / Waltham.”

Perkins, W.O. The Golden Robin, for the Use of Juvenile Classes, Public Schools & Seminaries … (Boston: Olived Ditson & Company, [1863]).

Fron the estate of James E. Baker.  Accession number 83394; Nov. 1939.

Perkins, W.O. The Zion.  A Collection of New Music for Choirs, Schools and Conventions … (Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., [1875]).

From the estate of George E. Messer.  Accession number 41017; Apr. 1909.

The Sabbath Hymn Book: for the Service of Song in the House of the Lord (New York: Mason Brothers, [1858]).

Penciled on front paste-down endpaper: “H.A. Wheeler / Pew No. 70.”

Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: Comprising the Most Approved Spiritual Hymns, With Chaste and Popular Tunes … ([New York]: American Tract Society, [1842]).

Gift of Mrs. Margaret Urquhart.  Accession number 62880; Dec. 1925.  Signature of Julia Lockwood in pencil on front free endpaper; that of E.B. Rodman on front lining leaf.

Springer, Moses.  Songs of Zion.  Being a Collection of Hymns, for the Use of Christians.  By a preacher of the Gospel of Christ Jesus (Haverhill: P.N. Green, 1818).

Gift of the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Concord, Mar. 1975.

Streeter, Sebastian. The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies … By Sebastian and Russell Streeter … Stereotyped at the Boston Type and Stereotype Foundry.  Twenty-third edition (Boston: Thomas Whittemore, 1839).

Gift of Gladys Rowe Clark, Dec. 1982.

Walker, William. The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion; Containing a Choice Collection of Tunes, Hymns, Psalms, Odes, and Anthems … New edition, thoroughly revised and much enlarged (New York: Hastings House, [1854]; 1939 facsimile edition, issued by Federal Writers’ Project and Young Men’s Progress Club of Benton, Kentucky).

Purchased from Town Fund.  Accession number 88318; Sept. 1942.

Watts, Isaac.  The Psalms of David, Imitated, in the Language of the New Testament, and Applied to the Christian State and Worship … Corrected, and accommodated to the use of the church of Christ in America … (Salem: T.C. Cushing, 1795).

Gift of the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Concord, Mar. 1975.
Inscribed on back paste-down endpaper: “Benj. R. Philbrick’s.”

Watts, Isaac.  The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and Applied to the Christian State of Worship … Stereotyped by T.H. Carter & Co.—Boston
(Exeter, N.H.: J. & B. Williams, 1825).

Gift of the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Concord, Mar. 1975. Bookplate of Sarah Philbrick on front paste-down endpaper.

Webb, George James. The Odeon: A Collection of Secular Melodies, Arranged and Harmonized for Four Voices, Designed for Adult Singing Schools, and for Social Music Parties.  By G.J. Webb and Lowell Mason … Fourth edition (Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1843).

Gift of Mrs. George A. King.  Accession number 56844; Dec. 1920.

White, Edward L.  The Sunday School Singing Book: Being a Collection of Hymns With Appropriate Music … Sixth edition (Boston: William Crosby and H.P. Nichols, 1851).

Gift of Mrs. F.M. Holland. Accession number 62188; June 1925.  Penciled on title page: “Emma Holland.”

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