Ball, Ernest R., 1878-1927

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Well-known composer and singer, a native of Cleveland, Ohio. Among his most popular songs were "When Irish eyes are smiling" and "Mother Machree", a tribute to his mother.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1967. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 22569602

Composer of "When Irish eyes are smiling" and other songs.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Denver, Hall Hotel, to Mr. Linder, [no year] Oct. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906639

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creatorOf Ball, Ernest R., 1878-1927. Papers, 1910-1967. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Ball, Ernest R., 1878-1927. How do I write songs?, manuscript, 1915 Sept. 7. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Guide to the Mick Moloney Irish-American Music and Popular Culture Irish Americana Collection, 1817-1995 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Ball, Ernest R., 1878-1927. Autograph letter signed : Denver, Hall Hotel, to Mr. Linder, [no year] Oct. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rosa Ponselle collection of performances, recorded interviews, and films, 1926-1987 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Olcott, Chauncey, 1858-1932. Mother Machree [microform] / Ch. Olcott [and] E. Ball ; arr. by Ben Vereecken. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Ball, Ernest R., 1878-1927. A little bit of heaven [microform] / E.R. Ball. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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associatedWith Ball, Anna Krocker. person
associatedWith Ball family. family
associatedWith Ball, Roland. person
associatedWith Linder, Mr, person
associatedWith Moloney, Mick (Michael) person
associatedWith Olcott, Chauncey, 1858-1932. person
associatedWith Ponselle, Rosa, 1897-1981 person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Sousa Archives for Band Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Sousa Preservation Project. corporateBody
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Songs with band--Parts
Band music, Arranged--Parts
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Birth 1878-07-22

Death 1927-05-03

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