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Polly H. Carder Collection on George F. Root

Abstract

Title:
Polly H. Carder Collection on George F. Root
Author/Creator:
Root, George F. (Polly H. Carder Collection)
Collection number:
11-91-CARDER
Size:
1 linear foot; 48 songbooks; 207 scores; 3 items
Bulk dates:
1952-1907
Inclusive dates:
1852-1907
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

George Frederick Root (1820-1895) was an American songwriter and music educator. He is perhaps best known for his song "The Battle Cry of Freedom," which was written and rose to popularity during the U.S. Civil War. The Polly H. Carder Collection on George F. Root contains original published scores and songbooks from the period 1852-1907 and photocopied scores collected by Polly H. Carder, author of the book George F. Root, Civil War Songwriter: A Biography. The collection also contains a short article, "The Last Days of George F. Root," written by Root's daughter, Clara Louise Burnham.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Polly H. Carder Collection on George F. Root, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/15028
Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

George Frederick Root (August 30, 1820 - August 6, 1895) was an American songwriter and music educator perhaps best known for his song "The Battle Cry of Freedom." Root, born in Sheffield, Massachusetts and named after George Frederick Handel, began his music training at home with his father. He did not begin formal music training until he moved to Boston at the age of 18. While in Boston, Root taught voice and music education under the tutelage of Lowell Mason and was the choir director at the Mercer Street Church. Also during this time, Root began publishing collections of choral songs and teaching methods, such as The Young Ladies' Choir (1846).

In 1853, after returning from a few years of voice lessons in France, Root helped Mason organize the first Normal Musical Institute in New York City for training music teachers. Root composed some of the earliest examples of secular cantatas in American music, including the "The Flower Queen" (1852) and "The Haymakers" (1857). Root also began publishing parlor songs in the 1850s, at first under the pseudonym G. Friedrich Wurzel. Early popular songs include "The Hazel Dell" (1852), "There's Music in the Air" (1854), and "Rosalie, the Prairie Flower" (1855). In 1861, three days after the outbreak of the Civil War, Root composed "The First Gun is Fired! May God Protect the Right!" Of Root's more than two hundred songs, approximately thirty of them were written during and about the war, including "The Battle Cry of Freedom" (1862), "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (The Prisoner's Hope)" (1864), and "Just Before the Battle, Mother" (1864).

In 1860, Root became a partner in the publishing company Root & Cady, which was founded in Chicago by his brother, Ebenezer Root, and C. M. Cady. After the war, Root continued writing songs and compiling songbooks, many of which were first published by Root & Cady. Root continued to support various social causes with his music, such as the temperance movement and the organized labor movement. When Root & Cady was nearly destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, Root discontinued his association with the publishing company and focused on writing music. Root died in 1895 at his summer home in Maine.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Polly H. Carder collection on George F. Root contains original published scores and songbooks from the period 1852-1907 and photocopied scores collected by Polly H. Carder, author of the book George F. Root, Civil War Songwriter: A Biography. The collection also contains a short article, "The Last Days of George F. Root," written by his daughter, Clara Louise Burnham.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Polly H. Carder, April 2011. A small selection of materials was purchased by Special Collections in Performing Arts in fall 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by:

David Travis, May 2011.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Cassandra N. Berman, October 2011.

Arrangement of Collection

Polly H. Carder Collection on George F. Root

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Songbooks, 1852-1906 and undated (41 items)

This series contains forty-one songbooks written or edited by George F. Root.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bradbury, William B., George F. Root, Thomas Hastings, and T. B. Mason. The Shawm: A library of church music. New York: Mason Brothers, 1853. [2 copies] -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.01] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 1
Root, George F. The Academy Vocalist; or, vocal music arranged for the use of seminaries, high, schools, singing classes, etc. New York: Mason Brothers, 1852. [2 copies] -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.02] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 2
Root, George F. The Bugle-Call. Chicago: Root & Cady, 1863. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.03] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 3
Root, George F., editor. Chapel Gems for Sunday Schools. Chicago: Root & Cady, 1868. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.04] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 4
Root, George F. Chorus Castle: A choice collection of part songs, glees, opera and sacred choruses for advanced singing classes, institutes, conventions, and choral societies. Cincinnati: John Church, 1880. [2 copies] -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.05] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 5
Root, George F. The Empire of Song: containing theory and practice lessons for singing classes, exercises and pieces. Cincinnati: John Church, 1887. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.06] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 6
Root, George F. The Festival Glee Book: A collection of part songs, accompanied and harmonized melodies and glees, together with the operatic cantata of the haymakers. New York: Mason Brothers, 1857. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.07] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 7
Root, George F. First Years in Song-Land: A singing book for day schools and juvenile singing classes. Cincinnati: John Church, 1879. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.08] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 8
Root, George F. The Forest Choir: A collection of vocal music for young people; embracing "Our Song Birds Singing School." Chicago: Root & Cady, 1867. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.09] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 9
Root, George F. The Glorious Cause: A collection of songs, hymns and choruses for earnest temperance workers. Cincinnati: John Church, 1888. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.10] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 10
Root, George F. The Glory: A collection of new music for the singing classes, musical conventions and choirs. Cincinnati: John Church, 1872. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.11] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 11
Root, George F. The Haymakers: An operatic cantata in two parts. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1904. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.12] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 12
Root, George F. Model Organ Method: Organ Lessons, Pieces, Voluntaries and Accompaniments. Cincinnati: John Church, no date. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.13] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 13
Root, George F. The Musical Curriculum: For piano-forte playing, singing, and harmony; containing progressive exercises, pieces, songs, and technics. Cincinnati: John Church, 1889. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.14] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 14
Root, George F. The Musical Curriculum: For piano-forte playing, singing, and harmony; containing progressive exercises, pieces, songs, and technics. Cincinnati: John Church, 1889. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.15] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 15
Root, George F. The Musical Fountain, enlarged; A collection of temperence music, for public and social meetings and the home circle, to which is appended the Odes of the Good Templars. Chicago: Root & Cady, 1867. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.16] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 16
Root, George F. National School Singer, for day schools and juvenile singing classes, containing song lessons, school songs, and a great variety of occasional songs by the best authors. New York: American Book Company, 1875. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.17] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 17
Root, George F. The New Coronet: A collection of music for singing schools, musical conventions and choirs. Chicago: Root & Cady, 1865. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.18] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 18
Root, George F. The Normal Musical Hand-Book: A book of instruction and reference for teachers of notation, voice culture, harmony, and church music in classes. Cincinnati: John Church, 1872. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.19] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 19
Root, George F. The Palace of Song: A collection of new music adapted to the wants of singing classes, choirs institutes and musical conventions. Cincinnati: John Church, 1879. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.20] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 20
Root, George F. The Prize: a collection of songs, hymns, chants, anthems, and concert pieces for the Sunday school. Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, 1870. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.21] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 21
Root, George F. The Realm of Song; containing theory and practice lessons in vocal music, a graded singing school course, hymns, tunes, anthems, chants, part-songs, glees and choruses. Cincinnati: John Church, 1882. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.22] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 22
Root, George F. The Sabbath Bell; A collection of music for choirs, musical associations, singing-schools, and the home circle. New York: Mason Brothers, 1856. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.23] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 23
Root, George F. The Silver Chime: A cluster of sabbath school melodies, tunes, sentences, chants, etc., for the use of children and teachers in their school exercises, devotions, and recreations. Boston: Henry Tolman, 1862. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.24] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 24
Root, George F., editor. The Triumph: A collection of music containing an introductory course for congregational singing, theory of music, and teachers manual. Cinicnnati: John Church, 1873. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.25] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 25
Root, George F. The Young Ladies' Choir; A collection of sacred music, arrangmed in one, two and three parts, for ladies' voices, with an accompaniment for the piano forte. New York: Leavitt, Trow, & Co., 1846. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.26] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 26
Root, George F. and C.C. Case. The Arena of Song: in which may be found practice lesson and music for singing classes, exercises and pieces. Cincinnati: John Church, 1890. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.27] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 27
Root, George F. and C.C. Case. Our Song World: containing practice lessons and music for singing classes, exercises and pieces. Cincinnati: John Church, 1884 -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.28] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 28
Root, George F. and C.C. Case. The Paragon of Song: A collection of new music for singing classes, musical institutes and musical conventions. Cincinnati: John Church, 1894. [3 copies] -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.29] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 29
Root, George F. and C.C. Case. Pure Delight! A collection of songs and services for Sunday schools. Cincinnati: John Church, 1883. [2 copies] -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.30] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 30
Root, George F. and C.C. Case. Songs of the Assembly: A collection of practice lessons, part songs, glees, anthems and choruses for classes, conventions and assemblies. Cincinnati: John Church, 1893. [2 copies] -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.31] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 31
Root, George F. and C.C. Case. Wondrous Love! A collection of songs and services for Sunday schools. Cincinnati: John Church, 1885. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.32] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 32
Root, George F. and D.B. Towner. The Treble Clef Choir: A collection of music for female voices. Cincinnati: John Church, 1894. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.33] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 33
Root, George F. and Frances Jane Crosby. The Flower Queen; or the Coronation of the Rose. A Cantata in two parts. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1852. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.34] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 34
Root, George F. and Frances Jane Crosby. The Flower Queen; or the Coronation of the Rose. A cantata in two parts. New York: Mason Brothers, 1852. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.35] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 35
Root, George F. and Hezekiah Butterworth. David, the Shepherd Boy: A cantata in ten scenes, for the choir and the choral society, with numbers for children's voices, if desired. Cincinnati: John Church, 1882. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.36] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 36
No material - see item 2, "The Academy Vocalist" series 1box 1folder 37
Root, George F. and Lydia Avery Coonley. Our Flag with the Stars and Stripes: A patriotic cantata for school and choir. Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1906. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.38] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 38
Root, George F. and James Stuart Bogg. The Star of Light: A cantata for adults commemorative of the birth of Christ. Cincinnati: John Church, 1896. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.39] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 39
Root, George F. and Palmer Hartsough. The Song Tournament: A cantata, introducing the characteristic music of different nations. Cincinnati: John Church, 1878. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.40] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 40
Root, George F. and Palmer Hartsough. The Song Tournament: A cantata, introducing the characteristic music of different nations. Cincinnati: John Church, no date. -- [call number: MSPAL 11-91.1.41] (Books housed directly on Lowens Reading Room locked shelves.) series 1box 1folder 41

Series 2: Scores, 1852-1907 and undated (118 folders)

This series contains scores, both original and facsimile, of songs written by George F. Root.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photocopied Scores series 2box 1folder 1
"All Together Again." Boston: Musical Exchange, 1855 series 2box 1folder 2
Photocopied Scores series 2box 1folder 3
"Away on the Prairie Alone." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1855 series 2box 1folder 4
Photocopied Scores series 2box 1folder 5
"The Battle Cry of Freedom." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1863 series 2box 1folder 6
Photocopied Scores series 2box 1folder 7
"Bright Eyed Little Nell of Narragansett Bay." New York: Firth, Pond, and Co. [2 copies], 1860 series 2box 1folder 8
"Bye and Bye." Philadelphia: L. A. Alfred Schmidt, 1855 series 2box 1folder 9
Photocopied Scores series 2box 1folder 10
"Dearest Brother We Miss Thee." New York: William Hall, 1853 series 2box 1folder 11
"Dearest Spot of the Earth to Me is Home." Boston: G. P. Reed, 1856 series 2box 1folder 12
"Departed Days." Cleveland: S. Brainard's Son, 1857 series 2box 1folder 13
Photocopied Scores series 2box 1folder 14
"Dream on Lillie." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1861 series 2box 1folder 15
"Dreaming Ever Dreaming." Boston: Russell and Tolman, 1859 series 2box 1folder 16
"Early Lost, Early Saved." New York: William Hall and Son, 1852 series 2box 1folder 17
Photocopied Scores series 2box 1folder 18
"Fare Thee Well Kitty Dear." New York: William Hall and Son, 1852 series 2box 1folder 19
Photocopied Scores series 2box 1folder 20
"The First Gun in Fired! (May God Protect the Right)." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1861 series 2box 1folder 21
Photocopied Scores series 2box 1folder 22
"Flying Home (Happy News for My Mother)." Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1855 series 2box 1folder 23
"Foes and Friends." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1866 series 2box 1folder 24
"Forward Boys! (Song of the Volunteers)." Chicago: Root and Cady, undated series 2box 1folder 25
Photocopied Scores series 2box 1folder 26
"Glad to Get Home." Boston: Musical Exchange, 1855 series 2box 1folder 27
Photocopied Scores series 2box 1folder 28
"God Bless Our Brave Young Volunteers!" Chicago: Root and Cady, 1861 series 2box 1folder 29
"Good Bye! Old Glory." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1863 series 2box 2folder 1
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 2
"The Greenwood Hell." New York: William Hall, 1853 series 2box 2folder 3
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 4
"The Hazel Dell." New York: William Hall and Son, 1853 series 2box 2folder 5
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 6
"Hear the Cry that Comes Across the Sea!" Chicago: Root and Cady, 1871 series 2box 2folder 7
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 8
"Home Again Returning." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1867 series 2box 2folder 9
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 10
"The Honeysuckle Glen." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1855 series 2box 2folder 11
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 12
"A Hundred Years Ago." New York: William Hall and Son, 1852 series 2box 2folder 13
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 14
"I Had a Gentle Mother." New York: William Hall and Son, 1853 series 2box 2folder 15
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 16
"Jennie Lyle." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1867 series 2box 2folder 17
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 18
"Just After the Battle." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1864 series 2box 2folder 19
"Just Before the Battle, Mother." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1863 series 2box 2folder 20
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 21
"Kiss me Mother, Kiss Your Darling." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1864 series 2box 2folder 22
"Kitty Ryder, or Kneeling by the Stream." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1861 series 2box 2folder 23
"Lay Me Down and Save the Flag!" Chicago: Root and Cady, 1864 series 2box 2folder 24
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 25
"The Liberty Bird." Chicago: Root and Cady [2 copies], 1865 series 2box 2folder 26
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 27
"Low in the Dust of the Valley He Sleeps." Boston: Russell and Tolman, 1859 series 2box 2folder 28
"Mabel!" Chicago: Root and Cady, 1866 series 2box 2folder 29
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 30
"Marching Home!" Cleveland: S. Brainard's Sons, 1869 series 2box 2folder 31
"Mary of the Glen." New York: William Hall and Son, 1852 series 2box 2folder 32
Photocopied Scores series 2box 2folder 33
"Maudie Moore." Chicago: S. Brainard's Sons, 1865 series 2box 2folder 34
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 1
"May of the Valley." Boston: Russell and Richardson, 1858 series 2box 3folder 2
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 3
"Mother, Sweet Mother, Why Linger Away?" New York: William Hall, 1852 series 2box 3folder 4
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 5
"Music for the Fifteenth Academic Commencement of Rutgers Female Institute." [2 copies] New York: Dressler and Clayton, 1854 series 2box 3folder 6
"Music of the Pine." Boston: Russell and Tolman, 1861 series 2box 3folder 7
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 8
"My Mother She is Sleeping." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1858 series 2box 3folder 9
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 10
"Oh are ye Sleeping Maggie." Chicago: Root and Cady [2 copies], 1859 series 2box 3folder 11
"Oh are ye Sleeping Maggie." Cleveland: S. Brainard's Sons, 1859 series 2box 3folder 12
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 13
"Oh, Haste on the Battle!" Chicago: Root and Cady, 1862 series 2box 3folder 14
"Old Folks are Gone." New York: William Hall and Son, 1852 series 2box 3folder 15
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 16
"On, On, On, the Boys Came Marching! or, The Prisoner Free." Chicago: Root and Cady [2 copies], 1865 series 2box 3folder 17
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 18
"Only Waiting!" Chicago: Root and Cady [2 copies], 1859 series 2box 3folder 19
"Our Pastor." New York: Firth, Pond, and Co [2 copies], 1855 series 2box 3folder 20
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 21
"Poor Robin's Growing Old." New York: William Hall and Son, 1859 series 2box 3folder 22
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 23
"The Quiet Days when we are Old." Boston: Russell and Tolman, 1859 series 2box 3folder 24
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 25
"Rock me to Sleep, Mother." Boston: G. D. Russell, 1861 series 2box 3folder 26
Photocopied Scores series 2box 3folder 27
"Rosalie the Prairie Flower." Boston: Musical Exchange, 1855 series 2box 3folder 28
Photocopied Scores series 2box 4folder 1
"Sing me to Sleep Father!" Chicago: Root and Cady, 1865 series 2box 4folder 2
"Somewhere!" Cleveland: S. Brainard's Son, 1869 series 2box 4folder 3
Photocopied Scores series 2box 4folder 4
"Swinging, Swinging All Day Long: The Song of the Old Hall Clock." New York: William Hall and Son, 1855 series 2box 4folder 5
"That Little Church Around the Corner." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1871 series 2box 4folder 6
"That Little German Home Across the Sea." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1877 series 2box 4folder 7
Photocopied Scores series 2box 4folder 8
"There's Music in the Air." Boston: Russell and Richardson [2 copies], 1857 series 2box 4folder 9
"They Sleep in the Dust." New York: William Hall and Son, 1852 series 2box 4folder 10
Photocopied Scores series 2box 4folder 11
"Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The Prisoners Hope." Chicago: Root and Cady [2 copies], 1864 series 2box 4folder 12
Photocopied Scores series 2box 4folder 13
"The Vacant Chair." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1862 series 2box 4folder 14
Photocopied Scores series 2box 4folder 15
"The Voice of Love." Boston: G. P. Reed, 1848 series 2box 4folder 16
"Voices of the Lake." Boston: Russell and Tolman, 1851 series 2box 4folder 17
Photocopied Scores series 2box 4folder 18
"Wake! Lady Wake! We're Singing to Thee." Chicago: Root and Cady, undated series 2box 4folder 19
Photocopied Scores series 2box 4folder 20
"We'll Fight it out Here on the old Union Line." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1863 series 2box 4folder 21
Photocopied Scores series 2box 4folder 22
"Who'll Save the Left." Chicago: Root and Cady, 1863 series 2box 4folder 23
Photocopied Scores series 2box 4folder 24
"The World as it is." New York: William Hall and Son, 1853 series 2box 4folder 25
"Ye Have Done it unto Me!" Chicago: Root and Cady, 1871 series 2box 4folder 26
Photocopied Scores series 2box 4folder 27

Series 3: Other Materials, undated (3 items)

This series contains: a short article titled "The Last Days of George F. Root," by Root's daughter, Clara Louise Burnham; a reel of microfilm with copies of excerpts from British editions of Root scores and songbooks; and a card signed by Root.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Article: "The Last Days of George F. Root" by Clara Louise Burnham series 3box 4folder 28
Microfilm of British editions of George Root songs series 3box 4folder 29
George F. Root, signature on 12mo card series 3box 4folder 30

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