Samuel Francis Smith Manuscripts 1815-1889


Samuel Francis Smith Manuscripts, 1815-1889

Samuel Francis Smith Manuscripts 1815-1889

American poet and Baptist clergyman, author of the lyrics to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." Collection contains two manuscripts, one of the song (which he titled "America") and the other concerning a New England Christmas.

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Smith, Samuel Francis, 1808-1895 (person)

America (My country 'tis of thee) was premiered on 4 July 1831, at a children's celebration in the Park Street Church of Boston. It was written approximately 6 months earlier. From the description of My country 'tis of thee : manuscript, [1831] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612783134 Writer of the words to song America also called My Country Tis of Thee. From the description of One stanza of America. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat re...