Lydia Baxter (September 2, 1809 – January 23, 1874) was an American poet. She is chiefly remembered as the author of "The Gate Ajar for Me" and other Sunday school hymns, which became widely known and very popular. This song in particular, and some events associated with it, influenced Ira D. Sankey, American gospel singer and composer, to write his first hymn.
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Birth and Death Data: Born September 2, 1809 (Petersburgh), Died January 23, 1874
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-13600||10-in.||7/17/1913||The precious name||Trinity Choir||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||C-18599||12-in.||11/6/1916||Gospel songs no. 3||Victor Mixed Chorus||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||77269||10-in.||8/17/1917||Take the name of Jesus with you||Henry Burr ; James Hall||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||81837||10-in.||6/19/1924||Take the name of Jesus with you||Mrs. William Asher ; Homer A. Rodeheaver||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|OKeh||8692||10-in.||Aug. 26, 1924||Take the name of Jesus with you||J. Douglas Swagerty ; Mrs. J. Douglas Swagerty||Female-male vocal duet, with piano||lyricist|
|OKeh||W402518||10-in.||7/10/1929||Take the name of Jesus with you||Keith Pooser ; Merritt Smith||Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin), cello, and piano||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E30169||10-in.||6/20/1929||Precious name||Old Southern Sacred Singers||Male vocal quartet, with organ||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E22932-E22933||10-in.||5/4/1927||Take the name of Jesus with you||Old Southern Sacred Singers||Male vocal quartet, with organ||lyricist|
|Edison||6684||10-in.||3/24/1919||St. John 14: 1-3, 25-27||Calvary Choir ; Rev. William H. Morgan||Sermon, with vocal chorus||lyricist|
|Edison||10352||10-in.||5/4/1925||Revelation 21: 21 to 26||S. Parkes Cadman ; Metropolitan Quartet||Sermon, with mixed vocal quartet and orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baxter, Lydia," accessed March 23, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107336.
Baxter, Lydia. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 23, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107336.
"Baxter, Lydia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 23 March 2023.
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Wikipedia: Lydia Baxter
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LCNAR: Baxter, Lydia, 1809-1874 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n95118626
Wikidata: Lydia Baxter - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q4937766
MusicBrainz: Lydia O. Baxter - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/53535e1f-813c-4cad-bd4c-281ff34047eb
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