Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895

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Composer, music educator and president of Root & Sons Music Co., Chicago, Ill. Acquaintance of Abby Hutchinson Patton a famous singer (Hutchinson Family Singers) and song writer of the nineteenth century. Also a campaigner for Abraham Lincoln and member of the Executive Committee of the American Equal Rights Association after the Civil War.

From the description of Letter, June 26, 1891. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54354828

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895. [Collection of sheet music by Root]. Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Henry, Sarah P.,. Sarah P. Henry collection of instrumental and vocal compositions, ca. 1900. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received, A-N by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895. Letter, June 26, 1891. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Mary Jane Daggett family collection, Daggett, Mary Jane family collection, 1853-1876 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Gottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869. Battle cry of freedom / [L.M. Gottschalk]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1829-1892. Pro-Union Civil War sheet music collection, 1859-1917. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Hartley,. George F. Root photographs, ca. 1860-1915. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Munroe, Alexander Cole, 1831-1911. Papers, 1868-1897. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Emile Berliner collection, 1871-1965, 1871-1930 Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Newland/Zeuner Collection, circa 1735-circa 1900 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895. To Harriett [sic] / Geo. F. Root. Library of Congress
creatorOf Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895. Daniel [collection] : or, The captivity and restoration : a sacred cantata in three parts / words selected and prepared by C.M. Cady ; assisted by Miss F.J. Crosby ; music composed by George F. Root and William B. Bradbury. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Edison sheet music collection, 1830-1958 (bulk 1890-1940). Library of Congress
creatorOf Taylor, Marilyn, soprano. The household muse [sound recording] : music in the American home, 1814-1870. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895. Under the palms : a scripture cantata / by Geo. F. Root ; arranged for orchestra by A.H. Perry. Library of Congress
creatorOf Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895. Papers, 1854-1970, bulk: 1889-1895. Massachusetts Historical Society
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, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Epstein, Dena J. Polacheck, 1916-. Dena Epstein Root & Cady research papers, 1843-1987 (bulk 1858-1871) Newberry Library
referencedIn Minstrel show songs sheet music, 1843-1906. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received, O-Z, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Schmidt, Otto Leopold, 1863-1935. Otto L. Schmidt papers, 1877-1941 (bulk 1900-1935). Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Staples, Samuel E. (Samuel Elias), 1822-1902. Papers, 1849-1900. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Edison Sheet Music Collection, 1830-1958, (bulk 1890-1940) Music Division Library of Congress
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associatedWith Berliner, Emile, 1851-1929 person
associatedWith Bradbury, William Batchelder, 1816-1868. person
associatedWith Cady, C. M. (Chauncey Marvin), 1824-1889. person
associatedWith Crosby, Fanny, 1820-1915. person
associatedWith Daggett, Mary Jane, 1840-1917 person
associatedWith Epstein, Dena J. Polacheck, 1916- person
associatedWith Gottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869. person
associatedWith Henry, Sarah P., person
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Munroe, Alexander Cole, 1831-1911. person
associatedWith Newland, William Augustine, 1813-1901 person
associatedWith Patton, Abby Hutchinson, 1829-1892. person
associatedWith Perry, A. H. person
associatedWith Root and Sons Music Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Schmidt, Otto Leopold, 1863-1935. person
associatedWith Staples, Samuel E. (Samuel Elias), 1822-1902. person
associatedWith Thomas A. Edison, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Illinois--Chicago
Chicago (Ill.)
United States
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Popular music
Popular music--Writing and publishing
Patriotic music
Music--Instruction and study
Cantatas, Sacred--Parts
Cantatas, Sacred--Chorus scores
Composers
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Birth 1820-08-30

Death 1895-08-06

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