Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1895.


Smith, Samuel Francis, 1808-1895. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1895.

Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1895.

Copy of the words to the song "America" ("My Country, 'Tis of Thee), four verses, in the hand of its author, Samuel Francis Smith. The copy is dated 11 January 1895 by Smith, who notes that it was composed in 1832. The copy has been mounted on a board for display.

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