Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904

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Songwriter and mistrel from Mount Vernon, Ohio.

From the description of Daniel Decatur Emmet papers, 1830-1900. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 45803324

Daniel D. Emmett wrote the popular song "Dixie."

From the description of Broadside, ca. 1859. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49342458

American composer and minstrel performer.

From the description of I wish I was in Dixie's land, 1859. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64060842

From the description of Autograph note, dated : [n.p., n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270975259

"Dan Emmet [sic.] is best remembered today as one of the pioneers of the early Minstel Shows with his compositions "The Blue Tail Fly", "My Old Aunt Sally" and most notably, "Dixie." His own company was instrumental in establishing many of the early minstrel routines and rituals, including the traditional costume of blue, swallow tailcoat, striped calico shirt, and the white pantaloons. (...) Daniel Decatur Emmett was born on October 29, 1815 in Mount Vernon, Ohio...." -- from "Daniel Decatur Emmett," Songwriters Hall of Fame http://songwritershalloffame.org/index.php/exhibits/bio/C196

From the description of Daniel Decatur Emmett - Dixie land, 1899 Feb. 22. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 300473233

American minstrel and songwriter; composer of Dixie.

From the description of Papers : of Daniel Decatur Emmett and the Ankeney family, 1850-1881. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 29733939

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referencedIn Finn, Donald F. X. Dixie!, or, The story of how the South got its name : typescript, 1980 / by Donald F.X. Finn. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Dixie [microform] / Emmett. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Papers : of Daniel Decatur Emmett and the Ankeney family, 1850-1881. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Minstrel show songs sheet music, 1843-1906. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Papers 1859-1861. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Galbreath, C. B. (Charles Burleigh), 1858-1934. Letters and clippings concerning Southern songs [manuscript], 1905-1926? University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Heilbron, Julius, 1860-1940. Julius Heilbron and family papers, 1876-1970. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Dickson, Frederick N. Letter, 1937 April 1. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Autograph note, dated : [n.p., n.d.], [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Daniel D. Emmett collection, Emmett, Daniel D. collection, 1859-1908 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Broadside, ca. 1859. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. I wish I was in Dixie's Land and Old Dan Tucker [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Red Clay Ramblers. Red Clay Rambers papers, 1970s-1990s [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Daniel Decatur Emmet papers, 1830-1900. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985,. Sheet music - American composers, 1790-1940. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Pim, Lewis T., 1828-1888. Papers of Lewis T. Pim, 1838-1888 (bulk 1861-1885) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Minstrel Show Collection TXRC00-A7., 1821-1959, (bulk 1860-1940) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Beck, John R. (John Richard), 1960-. Percussion discussion [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. I wish I was in Dixie's land, 1859. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Hill's Hotel (Chattanooga, Tenn.). Hill's Hotel guest register, 1951-1954. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library
creatorOf Burns, Hi-Brown Bobby. Minstrel Show Collection, 1821-1959, (bulk 1860-1940). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn American minstrel show collection, 1823-1947. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Papers of Daniel Decatur Emmett [manuscript] 1859-93. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Dumont, Frank, 1848-1919. Frank Dumont minstrelsy scrapbook, 1850-1902. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Yradier, Sebastián, 1809-1865. Collection of music scrapbook material [manuscript], ca. 1900-1910. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Thompson, Tommy. The Last Song of John Proffit, 1991. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Thompson, Tommy, 1937-. Tommy Thompson collection, 1970s-2002. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. I wish I was in Dixie's Land and Old Dan Tucker, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Daniel Decatur Emmett - Dixie land, 1899 Feb. 22. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Newcomb, Mary, 1895-1949?. Mary Newcomb Collection, 1901-1935 1930-1935 The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. [Dixie; arr. /D.D. Emmett ; arr. by Henry Hadley]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Ankeney family. family
associatedWith Bryant's Minstrels. corporateBody
associatedWith Clarke, Robert, person
associatedWith Dickson, Frederick N. person
associatedWith Diedrich, D. N. (Duane Norman) person
associatedWith Dumont, Frank, 1848-1919. person
associatedWith Finn, Donald F. X. person
associatedWith Galbreath, C. B. (Charles Burleigh), 1858-1934. person
associatedWith Garrison, Mabel, 1886-1963. person
associatedWith Hadley, Henry Kimball, 1871-1937 person
associatedWith Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985, person
associatedWith Heilbron, Julius, 1860-1940. person
associatedWith Hill's Hotel (Chattanooga, Tenn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mellon, Paul person
associatedWith Newcomb, Mary, 1895-1949? person
associatedWith Orpheus Quartet (Vocal group) corporateBody
associatedWith Pim, Lewis T., 1828-1888. person
associatedWith Red Clay Ramblers. corporateBody
associatedWith Sousa Archives for Band Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Sousa Preservation Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Thompson, Tommy. person
associatedWith Thompson, Tommy, 1937- person
associatedWith United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 60th. corporateBody
associatedWith Victoria Records. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Mount Vernon (Ohio)
United States
Washington (Ohio)
United States
Subject
Musical sketches
Music--Manuscripts
Minstrel shows
Broadsides
African Americans--Songs and music
Instrumental music
Songs with band--Parts
Band music, Arranged--Parts
Minstrel music
Songs
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Birth 1815-10-29

Death 1904-06-28

Americans

English

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