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
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Allen, Elizabeth Akers," accessed September 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105770.
Allen, Elizabeth Akers. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105770.
"Allen, Elizabeth Akers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 September 2021.
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