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Caroline Sheridan Norton

Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (née Sheridan; 22 March 1808 – 15 June 1877) was an English social reformer and author active in the early and mid-nineteenth century. Norton left her husband in 1836, following which he sued her close friend Lord Melbourne, the then Whig Prime Minister, for criminal conversation (i.e. adultery). The jury threw out the claim, but she was unable to obtain a divorce and was denied access to her three sons. Norton's intense campaigning led to the passing of the Custody of Infants Act 1839, the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 and the Married Women's Property Act 1870. Norton modelled for the fresco of Justice in the House of Lords by Daniel Maclise, who chose her because she was seen by many as a famous victim of injustice.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 22nd, 1808 (London), Died June 15th, 1877 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Notes: Name also appears as "The Hon. Mrs. Norton."

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-82 7-in. 6/12/1903 Juanita Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor B-82 10-in. 6/12/1903 Juanita Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor A-403 7-in. 9/9/1903 Juanita Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor B-403 10-in. 9/9/1903 Juanita Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor A-731 7-in. 11/20/1903 Juanita Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-731 10-in. 11/20/1903 Juanita Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor A-767 7-in. 12/2/1903 Juanita Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor B-767 10-in. 12/2/1903 Juanita Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor B-8126 10-in. 7/20/1909 Juanita Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-14108 10-in. 11/21/1913 Juanita Alan Turner Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-15036 10-in. 7/2/1914 Juanita Clarence Whitehill Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor C-18398 12-in. 9/25/1916 Juanita Alma Gluck ; Louise Homer Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-18398 10-in. 9/25/1916 Juanita Alma Gluck ; Louise Homer Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-22154 10-in. 7/12/1918 Old folks at home (Swanee River) Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-22498 10-in. 1/3/1919 Juanita Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-22498 10-in. 1/12/1926 Juanita Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-28481 10-in. 9/17/1923 We thank thee, oh God, for a prophet Trinity Mixed Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with organ composer  
Victor B-31361 10-in. 12/2/1924 Juanita Ralph Crane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-76124 10-in. 5/15/1933 Juanita Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia 4540 10-in. ca. June 1910 Juanita Archibald Brothers' Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer, lyricist  
Columbia 45743 10-in. 6/3/1915 Juanita Columbia Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental quartet composer, lyricist  
Columbia 46889 10-in. 6/29/1916 We thank Thee, O God, for a prophet Andrea Sarto Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79501 10-in. 11/4/1920 Juanita Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 48626 12-in. 3/2/1916 Juanita Lucy Gates Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia W146455 10-in. 6/18/1928 Juanita The Lions Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-70882 10-in. Oct. 1922 Juanita Shannon Four Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 5912 10-in. approximately June 1921 Juanita Gondolier Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Edison 1107 10-in. 7/5/1912 Juanita Metropolitan Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Edison 4344 10-in. 12/15/1915 Juanita Gladys Rice ; Frederick J. Wheeler Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra lyricist, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Norton, Caroline Sheridan," accessed December 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102163.

Norton, Caroline Sheridan. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102163.

"Norton, Caroline Sheridan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102163

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