Clement Clarke Moore
Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 – July 10, 1863) was a writer and American Professor of Oriental and Greek Literature, as well as Divinity and Biblical Learning, at the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in New York City. The seminary was developed on land donated by Moore and it continues on this site at Ninth Avenue between 20th and 21st streets, in an area known as Chelsea Square. Moore's connection with the seminary continued for more than 25 years.
Moore gained considerable wealth by subdividing and developing other parts of his large inherited estate in what became known as the residential neighborhood of Chelsea. Before this, the urbanized part of the city ended at Houston Street on Manhattan island. For 10 years, Moore also served as a board member of the New York Institution for the Blind.
He is credited and is most widely known as the author of the Christmas poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", first published anonymously in 1823. It later became widely known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and has been published in numerous illustrated versions in various languages. Scholars debate the identity of the author, calling on textual and handwriting analysis as well as other historical sources.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1779 (New York City), Died 1863 (Newport)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: author
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1106||7-in.||11/23/1901||The night before Christmas||Gilbert Girard ; Len Spencer||Recitation, with vocal effects||author|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1106||10-in.||11/23/1901||The night before Christmas||Gilbert Girard ; Len Spencer||Recitation, with vocal effects||author|
|Victor||B-8158||10-in.||8/19/1909||The night before Christmas||Edgar L. Davenport||Recitation||author|
|Victor||C-13090||12-in.||4/7/1913||The night before Christmas||Robert C. Hilliard||Recitation||author|
|Victor||B-13735||10-in.||9/8/1913||A visit from St. Nicholas||Harry E. Humphrey||Recitation||author|
|Victor||C-14984||12-in.||6/23/1914||The night before Christmas||Cora Mel Patten||Recitation||author|
|Victor||CVE-35981||12-in.||9/10/1926||The night before Christmas||Georgene Faulkner||Recitation, with traps||author|
|Victor||CVE-46155||12-in.||8/23/1928||The night before Christmas||Sally Hamlin||Recitation, with traps and recorded music||author|
|Victor||BS-030335||10-in.||12/1/1938||The night before Christmas||Ted Malone||Recitation||author|
|Victor||BS-042940||10-in.||10/11/1939||The night before Christmas||Milton Cross ; Victor Salon Orchestra||Recitation, with orchestra||author|
|Columbia||1905||10-in.||ca. 1904||The night before Christmas||Len Spencer||Recitation, with chimes and sleigh bell effect||author|
|Columbia||39045||10-in.||10/16/1913||A visit from St. Nicholas||Harry E. Humphrey||Recitation||author|
|Brunswick||4563-4565||10-in.||approximately Nov. 1920||Night before Christmas||Ernest Hare||Monologue||author|
|Brunswick||E28466||10-in.||10/11/1928||Twas the night before Christmas||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Brunswick||E25073-E25075||10-in.||11/5/1927||Night before Christmas||Ernest Hare||Recitation||author|
|Edison||3969||10-in.||7/14/1915||Night before Christmas||Harry E. Humphrey||Recitation||author|
|Edison||4095||10-in.||9/7/1915||The night before Christmas||Edna Bailey||Recitation||author|
|Edison||4619||10-in.||3/30/1916||The night before Christmas||Edna Bailey||Recitation||author|
|Edison||11988||10-in.||10/27/1927||The night before Christmas||Vaughn De Leath ; Hanna Van Vollenhoven||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Edison||[Unknown]||17-in.||1923-1928||The night before Christmas||Theodore Whitfield Edwards||Recitation||author|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moore, Clement Clarke," accessed May 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102596.
Moore, Clement Clarke. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102596.
"Moore, Clement Clarke." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 May 2022.
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