Samuel F. Smith collection 1884-1895 Smith, Samuel F. collection


Samuel F. Smith collection, Smith, Samuel F. collection, 1884-1895

Samuel F. Smith collection 1884-1895 Smith, Samuel F. collection

The Samuel F. Smith collection contains material related to the author of the poem "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" ("America"), including holograph manuscripts of the lyrics, correspondence, and photographs.

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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...

Diedrich, D. N. (Duane Norman) (person)

Samuel Francis Smith was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 21, 1808. After graduating from Harvard College in 1829, he attended Andover Theological School, where he composed the lyrics for "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" ("America"), set to the music for "God Save the Queen." In 1834, Smith became the minister for the First Baptist Church in Waterville, Maine, and he preached in Newton Center, Massachusetts. In 1854, he became editorial secretary for the American Baptist Missiona...

Harvard College (1780- ) (corporateBody)

Special students were those who took courses in Harvard College but were not degree candidates; they had not gone through the standard admissions process completed by AB degree candidates. From the description of Records of special students, 1876-1907. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064523 It is unclear whether F.C. Fabel ever attended Harvard College. F.C. Fabel may be Frederick Charles Fabel, who received an AB from the University of Rochester in 1893. ...