[Brown wax home recording of singing and speech by Mary Frodsham Greenhow, June 19, 1898].

Performers:
Mary Frodsham Greenhow.
Release year:

Cylinder 12856

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Notes:
Brown wax cylinder.
Inscription on slip: "My Mother's Voice / Mary Frodsham Greenhow. / The Record is Good for an Amateur, except Two or three high Notes--one very bad one for which the machine and not the singer is to blame, it being greatly exaggerated. / Parts of three of my old Childhood songs."
Woman speaks: "Nineteenth day of June, eighteen hundred and ninety eight. Mary Frodsham Greenhow was born on the twenty-fifth of December eighteen hundred and twenty-two." At end: "Correction, was born eighteen hundred twenty-five. / I mean eighteen twenty-three!" She was the mother of William Henry Greenhow, who wrote the accompanying slip, and sings parts of two or three unidentified songs which he calls his "childhood songs."
Language:
Sung in English.
Collection:
The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (William Henry Greenhow Collection, Set Number: 134-01, Originally acquired: Wayne show, October 2008).
Personal Name:
Original Item Information:
Special Coll., Performing Arts Cylinder 12856