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Title
Ruby
Additional title: I opened the leaves of a book last night. [first line of song]
Names
Lonsdale, J. J. (Lyricist)
Gabriel, Virginia, 1825-1877 (Composer)
Nash, Percival B. (Cover designer)
Lonsdale, James, 1777-1839 (Artist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Place: New York
Publisher: Richard A. Saalfield
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Dead persons
Love
Reminiscing
Sexual attraction
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: The narrator opens a book from which a dried flower drops, reminding him of his former girlfriend, now dead; the incident makes him remember her qualities.
Content: Published as the musical supplement to the New York Sunday Press. Sunday, December 1, 1901.
Content: Cover design by Percival B. Nash includes drawing of a woman in profile wearing a headscarf.
Statement of responsibility: words by J.J. Lonsdale ; music by Virginia Gabriel.
Date: Copyright date: 1899
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8302ef10-c595-012f-0979-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1901: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Ruby" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/95d4e1e0-81ba-8555-e040-e00a18061967

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Ruby" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 13, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/95d4e1e0-81ba-8555-e040-e00a18061967

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). Ruby Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/95d4e1e0-81ba-8555-e040-e00a18061967

Wikipedia Citation

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Ruby