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Stephen Collins Foster papers, 1856-1946,

Author: Stephen Collins Foster
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Database:WorldCat
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This collection consists primarily of correspondence of Samuel M. Wilson concerning the life and work of composer Stephen Collins Foster.
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Genre/Form: Clippings
Speeches
Named Person: Young Ewing Allison; Edwin P Christy; Stephen Collins Foster; Stephen Collins Foster; Eli Lilly; Josiah Kirby Lilly; Rowan family.; John Wilson Townsend; Marion Foster Welch; Samuel M Wilson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Collins Foster
OCLC Number: 13387419
Description: .8 cubic ft. (144 pieces)

Abstract:

This collection consists primarily of correspondence of Samuel M. Wilson concerning the life and work of composer Stephen Collins Foster.

Much of the Wilson correspondence was with Josiah Lilly, an heir to the Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company and an expert on Foster. There are other letters to and from Foster descendants and copies of correspondence of Young E. Allison and John Wilson Townsend. Some of the letters describe efforts to ascertain if Foster actually visited Bardstown, and if so, when. Other letters concern memorials to the composer and commemorations of his anniversaries. The collection also includes pamphlets, printed Foster sheet music, periodicals, clippings, and a speech given by Wilson at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. There is also a copy of a verse of "My Old Kentucky Home" written and autographed by Marion Foster Welch in 1934.

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