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Title
A letter to his dad
Additional title: Just a few lines to you, daddy, to let you know I'm well. [first line]
Additional title: This was the message from a foreign land, these were the words that pleased the dear old man. [first line of chorus]
Names
Witmark, Isidore (1871-1941) (Composer)
Collier, William (Lyricist)
Oakland, Frederick (Singer)
Reed, Charlie (d. 1892) (Dedicatee)
McDonald, James F. (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1891

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1891
Date Issued: 1891
Place: New York
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Fathers
Homesickness
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: On cover: Dedicated to our esteeemed friend, Charlie Reed. Introduced with great success by Fred. Oakland with Primose & West's Minstrels. In red letting at top: Also sung in "The dazzler" by James F. McDonald.
Statement of responsibility: words by Wm. Collier ; music by Isidor Witmark.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a053e240-c58d-012f-7fd7-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1871: Creator Born
  • 1891: Issued
  • 1941: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A letter to his dad" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1891 - 1891. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-edbe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A letter to his dad" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 29, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-edbe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1891 - 1891). A letter to his dad Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-edbe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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A letter to his dad