Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884

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"Work, Henry Clay (1 Oct. 1832-8 June 1884), songwriter, was born in Middletown, Connecticut, the son of Alanson Work and Aurelia (maiden name unknown)... He married Sarah Parker in January 1857, and they had four children. He continued to write popular songs suitable for either the parlor or the minstrel show stage... Work was most productive from 1861 to 1866, and many of the songs for which he was known were composed then. Although he published songs regularly from 1866 to 1869, they approached in neither number nor quality those of earlier in the decade... Work died of heart disease while visiting his mother in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1884."-- "Henry Clay Work." American National Biography Online. http://www.anb.org (Retrieved February 5, 2009)

From the description of The maid of Athens, manuscript music, 1861. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 301815843

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Case, Sarah Terry Boardman, 1835-1911. Friendship album, 1852-1864. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884. Lost on the Lady Elgin, 1861 : typescript copies, 20th century?. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884. Marching through Georgia [microform] : patrol / [arr. by] John Philip Sousa. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Register to the Papers of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, 1890-1984, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
referencedIn Edison Sheet Music Collection, 1830-1958, (bulk 1890-1940) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884. Part of the original chorus of the song Marching through Georgia : in author's handwriting / [Henry Clay Work]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884. The maid of Athens, manuscript music, 1861. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Epstein, Dena J. Polacheck, 1916-. Dena Epstein Root & Cady research papers, 1843-1987 (bulk 1858-1871) Newberry Library
referencedIn African-American related sheet music and sheet music written by African-Americans, 1851-1974 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Edison Sheet Music Collection, 1830-1958, (bulk 1890-1940) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Golden Family Collection, 1795-1996 Working Men's Institute of New Harmony, Indiana
creatorOf Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884. [Engraved music plate for Grandfather's clock] [realia]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1829-1892. Pro-Union Civil War sheet music collection, 1859-1917. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884. Part of the original chorus of the song Marching through Georgia : in author's handwriting / [Henry Clay Work]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985,. Sheet music - American composers, 1790-1940. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Mary Jane Daggett family collection 1853-1876 Daggett, Mary Jane family collection William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Sam Schaefler historical and literary letters and documents, 1674-1970s Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884. Song of the Contraband lyrics, [ca. 1863]. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Edison sheet music collection, 1830-1958 (bulk 1890-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn Lighthouse Park District of Evanston (Evanston, Ill.). Grosse Point Lighthouse and Lighthouse Park records, 1818-1987. Evanston Historical Society
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associatedWith Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. person
associatedWith Carus, Edward, 1860-1947. person
associatedWith Case, Sarah Terry Boardman, 1835-1911. person
associatedWith Daggett, Mary Jane, 1840-1917 person
associatedWith Epstein, Dena J. Polacheck, 1916- person
associatedWith Golden Family family
associatedWith Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985, person
associatedWith Lady Elgin (Steamboat) corporateBody
associatedWith Lenya, Lotte person
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Schaefler, Sam, 1920-, person
associatedWith Sousa Archives for Band Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932, person
associatedWith Sousa Preservation Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas A. Edison, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950 person
associatedWith Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Middletown CT US
Hartford CT US
Subject
Disasters
Lyricists
Marches (Band), Arranged
Music
Music and war
Sea songs
Vocal music
Band music, Arranged
Occupation
Composers
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Birth 1832-10-01

Death 1884-06-08

Americans

English

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