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A convict's hope
Additional title: Thinking of home and of freedom, restless and sleepless tonight. [first line]
Additional title: When will this heart rest, oh! when will it be. [first line of chorus]
Marshall, Jas. H. (Composer)
Marshall, Jas. H. (Lyricist)
Wolff, Walter (Composer)
Wolff, Walter (Lyricist)
Sutton, Joseph (Singer)
Lawrence, Fred (Owner)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: [San Francisco]
Publisher: The Zeno Mauvais Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Sheet music
Content : Signature of former owner on cover center: Fred Lawrence.

Content : On cover: A beautiful descriptive song with waltz chorus as sung by the great California singer Jos. Sutton. Cover includes portrait photograph of Joseph Sutton.

Content : Summary: A convict solliloquizes, acknowleding his crime of forgery, wishing to see his family again, hoping to be free or his heart will break, trusting in God's mercy.

Statement of Responsibility: Written and composed by Jas. H. Marshall & Walter Wolff.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 30 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: f5031690-c590-012f-a47b-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A convict's hope" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

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A convict's hope