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Celia Thaxter

Celia Laighton Thaxter (June 29, 1835 – August 25, 1894) was an American writer of poetry and stories. For most of her life, she lived with her father on the Isles of Shoals at his Appledore Hotel. How she grew up to become a writer is detailed in her early autobiography (published by St. Nicholas), and her book entitled Among the Isles of Shoals. Thaxter became one of America's favorite authors in the late 19th century. Among her best-known poems are "The Burgomaster Gull", "Landlocked", "Milking", "The Great White Owl", "The Kingfisher", and "The Sandpiper".

Birth and Death Data: Born June 29th, 1835 (Portsmouth), Died August 25th, 1894 (Appledore Island)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8285 10-in. 10/6/1909 Good-bye sweet day Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10030 10-in. 3/6/1911 Good bye, sweet day Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10235 10-in. 4/26/1911 Good-bye, sweet day Janet Spencer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14465 10-in. 2/17/1914 Daybreak Cora Mel Patten Recitation author  
Victor B-22800 10-in. 4/23/1919 Goodbye, sweet day Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-39881 10-in. 10/7/1927 Good bye, sweet day Elsie Baker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4553 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1910 Good bye sweet day Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 45662 10-in. 5/21/1915 Good bye, sweet day Columbia Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia 37366 12-in. 8/13/1915 Goodbye, sweet day Julia Claussen Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh 143 10-in. ca. May 1918 Goodbye, sweet day Croxton Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh [OK cat 1279-A] 10-in. approximately 1919 Goodbye sweet day Helen Clark Female vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick 10307-10310 10-in. 4/9/1923 Goodbye, sweet day! Elizabeth Lennox Female vocal solo, with orchestra and cello obbligato lyricist  
Edison 1163 10-in. 7/25/1912 Good-bye, sweet day Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2314 10-in. 6/3/1913 Good bye, sweet day Christine Miller Contralto vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2511 10-in. between 10/22/1913 and 10/23/1913 Good-bye, sweet day H. Delphine Rauch Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2520 10-in. 11/1/1913 Good-bye, sweet day Mrs. A. Stewart Holt Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Edison 3542 10-in. 1/26/1915 Good bye, sweet day Christine Miller Contralto vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thaxter, Celia," accessed March 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101905.

Thaxter, Celia. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101905.

"Thaxter, Celia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101905

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