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MS Am 2413

Abell, Charles T., compiler. Charles T. Abell collection of southern Civil War songs and ballads, circa 1861-1925.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Am 2413
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Abell, Charles T., compiler.
Title: Charles T. Abell collection of southern Civil War songs and ballads,
Date(s): 1861-1925,
Date(s): (bulk) 1861-1865.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 volume, 2 folders)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Scrapbook of southern Civil War ballads collected by Charles T. Abell.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Mrs. Percival Merritt; received: 1925 October.
Recatalogued from 25254.12.82.12.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Charles T. Abell Collection of Southern Civil War Songs and Ballads, circa 1861-1925 (MS Am 2413). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Charles T. Abell resided in Arlington, Virginia and collected Civil War-era songs and ballads in the 1860s.

Scope and Contents

Printed songs and ballads (no musical notation), mounted on pages of a bound scrapbook.With autograph letters, signed, to professors Frank Rickaby of Claremont, Calif. and to George L. Kittredge of Harvard, as well as manuscript notes by Kittredge.

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