Papers, 1857-1942; (bulk 1857-1881).


Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881. Papers, 1857-1942; (bulk 1857-1881).

Papers, 1857-1942; (bulk 1857-1881).

Copies of letters, an autographed poem, Rose-morals, and notes for music, including Blackbirds and Song of Elaine. The letters pertain to the writing of a cantata for the centennial celebration at Philadelphia (1876), to Lanier's lectures at Baltimore, and to the Civil War, and include letters from Oglethorpe University. Correspondents include Dudley Buck, Isabelle Dobbin, Daniel Coit Gilman, Edwin Mims, and members of Lanier's family.

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Dobbin, Isabelle. (person)

Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, Ga.) (corporateBody)

Lanier family. (family)

Buck, Dudley, 1839-1909 (person)

Composed c. 1879. First performed Music Teachers' National Assoc., Indianapolis. This work is not connected to Buck's 1868 organ work, "Concert variation on The Star-Spangled Banner".--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Festival overture : on the American national air, the star spangled banner / Dudley Buck. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43310428 American composer and organist. From the description of Autograph letter...

Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908 (person)

American educator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to W. Reid, 1871 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269584399 Biographical Note: Daniel Coit Gilman was an educator and first president of The Johns Hopkins University. From the description of Daniel Coit Gilman papers, 1773-1925. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48134620 Daniel Coit Gilman: president of the University of California, 1872-1875; president of Johns Hop...

Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881 (person)

Sidney Lanier was a noted Southern poet and composer, born in Macon, Georgia, on Feb. 3, 1842. He graduated from Oglethorpe University and voluntarily fought for the Confederacy as a member of the 2nd Battalion Infantry (Georgia), and the Signal Corps. It is likely that Lanier contracted tuberculosis during his stay at at Union prison camp, and the complications from that disease would affect Lanier his entire life. After the war, Lanier worked as a tutor and headmaster at an academy in Alabama ...

Mims, Edwin, 1872-1959 (person)