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
|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|
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.
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