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Elizabeth Akers Allen

Elizabeth Akers Allen (pen name, Florence Percy; October 9, 1832 – August 7, 1911), was an American poet and journalist.

Her early poems appeared over the signature of "Florence Percy", and many of them were first published in the Portland Transcript. She came to Portland, Maine in 1855, and a volume of her fugitive poems appeared in that city just before her marriage to Paul Akers, the sculptor, whom she accompanied to Italy, and buried there. For several years, she was on the editorial staff of the Portland Advertiser. She wrote for most of the leading magazines, and several editions of her collected poems were published. She later resided in Ridgewood, New Jersey for several years.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 9th, 1832 (Strong), Died August 7th, 1911 (Tuckahoe)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4675 10-in. 7/12/1907 Rock me to sleep, Mother Helene Noldi Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-8133 10-in. 7/22/1909 Rock me to sleep, Mother Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13736 10-in. 9/8/1913 Rock me to sleep Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  
Victor B-18357 10-in. 9/12/1916 Come, oh come to me Imperial Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Columbia 4320 10-in. ca. 1909-Mar. 1910 Rock me to sleep, Mother Mrs. A. Stewart Holt Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81644 10-in. 3/24/1924 Rock me to sleep, Mother Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4721 10-in. 5/11/1916 Rock me to sleep, Mother Elizabeth Spencer Soprano vocal solo and mixed vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Allen, Elizabeth Akers," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105770.

Allen, Elizabeth Akers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105770.

"Allen, Elizabeth Akers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105770

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