MS Thr 688
Angelo, Harry. Harry Angelo scrapbooks, circa 1855-1894: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Thr 688
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Angelo, Harry.
Title: Harry Angelo scrapbooks,
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Scrapbooks kept by American minstrel performer and song writer, Harry Angelo.
91-92.134; 91-92.136.1. Gift of Mrs. Paula Wilhelm, through the kindness of George H. Callcott; received: 1992 February 28.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Restricted. Volumes are in very poor condition. Consult curator for access.
Harry Angelo Scrapbooks, circa 1855-1894 (MS Thr 688). Harvard Theatre Collection,
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Harry Angelo was a song writer, a banjo player, minstrel show performer, and comic
vocalist from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. He performed and/or wrote songs
for Sanford's American Opera House, the Roxborough Lyceum Hall, Carncross & Dixey's
Minstrels, and many others in the 1850s and possibly later. Some of his songs were
published, often as H. Angelo. He also collected theatrical and minstrel materials.
Volumes include: clippings; manuscript entries of jokes, songs, caricatures and anecdotes;
legal matters; lyrics and music (much in manuscript transcript, some autograph manuscripts
by Angelo), general show information; tickets, playbills; etc... Much of the material
concerns the Irish and some is specific to minstrel shows. Some of the volumes Angelo
used to paste into were old manuscript albums for accounts and other entries.
- (2). Angelo, Harry. The boys who fight and win : autograph manuscript (signed), undated. 1 folders
Song lyrics about the American Civil War.
- (6). Angelo, Harry. O take dat coon you gave me lub ... [first line] : autograph manuscript transcript, undated. 1 folders
Copy of song lyrics from a minstrel song.
- (8). Angelo, Harry. Poetry and songs from various sources collected by Harry Angelo : scrapbook, ca. 1883-1885. 2 folders
Clippings pasted over manuscript pages in a ca.
Date: 1883-1885 account book from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Loose clippings removed to folder.
Many pages at end show accounting entries without clippings pasted over them.
Volume includes some manuscript entries of songs and poems.
- (10). Angelo, Harry. Song composition book : autograph manuscript musical scores, undated. 2 folders
A few songs possibly written by Angelo.
Contents begins with page numbered 45. Earlier numbered pages missing.
Front cover of this volume has these names listed: Jerome B. Eagle, Louis J. Eagle, and Charles Eagle; as well as the words bookkeeper and bookkeeping.
Loose items moved to folder and not listed.
Volume includes the following music compositions:
- Morning star waltz
- Aurora, waltzes
- Serious family polka
- London polka
- Philadelphia polka
- Ravel polka
- Our American cousin polka
- Carry O'Gaff polka
- Mount Vernon polkas
- Sparkling polka
- Fashion polka
- NewPort polka
- Carlotta Grisi polka
- Empress Anna polka
- Star Beam schottisch
- Rainbow schottisch
- Fireside schottisch
- Tit Tat To schottisch
- Fashionable schottisch
- Danish waltz
- Rochester schottisch
- Original varsovienne
- London dance quadrilles
- Palace quadrilles
- Star mazourka quadrilles
- Philadelphia mazourka quadrilles
- Ladies polka quadrilles
- London polka quadrilles
- Village polka quadrilles
- Robinson or Gizelle schottisch quadrilles
- Durang schottisch quadrilles
- Redowa waltz
- Happy family redowa
- Varsovienne quadrilles
- Silver Lake varsovienne
- Anna galop
- Gallopade from William Tell
- Shepherds quickstep
- Baden polka
- Coquette polka
- Grafulla waltz
- Come oh come with me waltz
- Sturm Marseh galop
- German waltz
- Gallopade from Gustavus
- Plain waltz
- Whiz polka
- Detroit schottische
- Ham fat man
- Willie mazourka
- Trombone part from New Philadelphia mazourka
- Slavery days for banjo
- Cincinnati hornpipe
- Devils dream
- Boyne water
- The black bird
- Dr Chassards hornpipe
- Portsmouth hornpipe
- Fisher's hornpipe
- Morning fair hornpipe
- Liverpool hornpipe
- College hornpipe
- Jig Old Bards
- Only think of that Irish jig
- Flowers of Edinburgh
- Speeds the plough
- Miss McLeods reel
- When Johnny comes marching home
- Struck Ile by Angelo
- Oil on the brain
- Babylon is fallen
- Scotch reel
- Money musk
- Irish reel
- Johnny McGill
- Neil Gows farewell
- Wearing of the green
- Pat Malloy
- Uncle Tom jig
- Walk around
- (11). Angelo, Harry. Theatrical & minstrel anecdotes, general show information, old bills, etc... from
various sources collected by Harry Angelo, song writer and compiler. Vol 2nd : scrapbook, ca. 1855-1890. 2 folders
Pasted-into volume: playbills, photographs, clippings, and tickets.
A few playbills, tickets, and clippings concern Harry Angelo's career. Some clippings
record his song lyrics for mintrels: Lew Simmons, The baseball fever, A pity it is he drinks; Frank Moran, Eberlina turtle dove, Very good lookin', but can't come in, My lub she were de belle ob de ball, Not to be sneezed at; I wish that I'd been born a girl/boy; De gay and gallus pair; Dar's music in de feet; and For Hamill, the Pittsburgh boy. Also includes photographs of Cool White & Dixey.
Loose clippings removed to folder.
First volume was not received.
- (12). Mason, Lowell, 1792-1872 and Timothy B. Mason. Mason's sacred harp: or, beauties of church music : printed book, 1850s. 1 folders
Possibly this book. Only a very worn partial front cover and pages 329-336 are present.
- (13). Printed miscellany, 1877-1893. 1 folders
Includes the following items:
- Cottage Hotel : printed invitation,
- Mansion House Park (Maryland) : printed invitation,
- Specimen of official ballot to be voted February 21, 1893 : printed election ballot,
Date: 1893. On pink paper, for Pennsylvania area encompassing: Merionville, Merion, Narberth, Academy, Ardmore, Haverford, Rosemont,
Cynwyd, and Bryn Mawr.
- Vaux Lodge, No. 393 (Philadelphia) dinner at Charles Dixey's Mansion House : printed menu,
Date: 1878 June 27. 2 copies.