John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892) was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the fireside poets, he was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Whittier is remembered particularly for his anti-slavery writings as well as his book Snow-Bound.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 17, 1807 (Haverhill), Died September 7, 1892 (Hampton Falls)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-3480 10-in. 6/16/1906 Barbara Frietchie Edgar L. Davenport Recitation author  
Victor B-9684 10-in. 12/6/1910 Dear Lord and Father Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra author  
Victor B-10951 10-in. 9/12/1911 The barefoot boy John Young Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-11964 10-in. 5/2/1912 Barbara Frietchie Frank Burbeck Recitation author  
Victor B-27973 10-in. 5/25/1923 Dear Lord and Father Olive Kline ; Lambert Murphy Female-male vocal duet, with celeste and orchestra author  
Victor BVE-51899 10-in. 10/29/1929 Oh, he whom Jesus loved has truly spoken Florence K. Middaugh Contralto vocal solo, with organ author  
Columbia 3488 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1906 Barbara Frietchie Edward Brigham Recitation, unaccompanied author  
Columbia 38558 10-in. 1/14/1913 Barbara Frietchie Edgar L. Davenport Dramatic recitation, with fife and drums author  
Columbia 38856 10-in. 5/16/1913 Barbara Frietchie Hudson Maxim Recitation author  
Edison 3960 10-in. 7/13/1915 Barbara Frietchie Arthur Middleton Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  


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