Crosby, Fanny, 1820-1915

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Dates:
Birth 1820-03-24
Death 1915-02-12
English

Biographical notes:

Hymn writer; born in 1820; became blind shortly after birth; studied and taught at New York City Institution for the blind, where she achieved a reputation as a poet; was converted during a revival meeting, 1850; married blind musician and composer Alexander Van Alstyne, 1858; wrote first hymn, 1864; hymns were transcribed as dictated and published primarily by Bigelow and Main Company; wrote approximately 6,000 hymns; died 1915.

From the description of Hymn lyric manuscripts of Fanny Crosby, 1862-1915, (bulk 1871-1900). (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 26448825

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Subjects:

  • Hymns, English
  • Poets, American
  • Music
  • Women poets, American
  • Conversion--Hymns
  • Evangelistic work--Hymns
  • Women hymn writers
  • Christian poetry, American
  • Salvation--Hymns
  • Prayer--Hymns
  • Revival hymns
  • Faith--Hymns
  • Christian life--Hymns
  • Music--Religious aspects
  • Women--Religious life
  • Hymn writers
  • American poetry
  • Religion and poetry

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  • United States (as recorded)