Frederick Peterson (March 1, 1859 – July 9, 1938) was an American neurologist and poet. Peterson was at the forefront of psychoanalysis in the United States, publishing one of the first articles of Freud and Jung's theories of Free Association in 1909.
Peterson was born in Faribault, Minnesota. After graduating from the University at Buffalo, he attended the Universities of Vienna, Zurich, Strassburg and Gőttingen. Upon his return to the United States, he became a professor at the University at Buffalo in 1882. For the following decade he practiced as a neurologist in New York City. He was involved in Harold P. Brown's 1888 anti-alternating current dog electrocution demonstrations at Columbia University during the war of the currents and later that year was appointed by the New York Medico-Legal Society to lead up a committee finalizing the method of electrical execution via the electric chair in that state. He spent 1893–1894 as a professor at the University of Vermont. In 1900 he was appointed president of the New York State Commission on Lunacy. From 1903 until his retirement, he served as a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. He was also a well known connoisseur and collector of Chinese paintings.
Peterson's major contributions to medical theory include editorial positions at:
In addition to his numerous medical writings, Peterson was an accomplished poet publishing Poems and Swedish Translations in 1883, In the Shade of the Ygdrasil in 1893, and The Flutter of the Gold Leaf (1922)
Peterson's daughter, Virgilia Peterson was the noted author, critic and host of the Dumont Network program The Author Meets The Critics. A Grandson, Prince Nicolas Sapieha was the well known art and architecture photographer. Ted Jessup, the American television producer is a great great grandson.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 1st, 1859, Died July 9th, 1938
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix C-]2342||12-in.||1901-1902||The sweetest flower that blows||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||C-111 [Old series]||12-in.||2/9/1903 or 5/26/1903||The sweetest flower that blows||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||B-4534||10-in.||5/28/1907||At parting||Louise Homer||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-10169||10-in.||4/11/1911||At parting||Elizabeth Wheeler||Female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||B-14375||10-in.||1/26/1914||At parting||Julia Culp||Contralto vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||B-20699||10-in.||9/26/1917||At parting||Ernestine Schumann-Heink||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-23591||10-in.||1/20/1920||At parting||Geraldine Farrar||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-25797||10-in.||12/8/1921||As we part||Sophie Braslau||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-29461||10-in.||2/11/1924||At parting||Kathryn Meisle||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37329||10-in.||12/24/1926||At parting||Mary Garden||Soprano vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-40010||10-in.||9/14/1927||At parting||Ernestine Schumann-Heink||Contralto vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||[Trial 1914-02-26-06]||Not documented||2/26/1914||Spring||Paul Reimers||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||[Trial 1918-05-10-04]||Not documented||5/10/1918||At parting||Marie Tiffany||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||[Trial 1918-07-17-03]||Not documented||7/17/1918||At parting||Marie Tiffany||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||3337||10-in.||ca. 1905-Feb. 1906||The sweetest flower that blows||John Dunsmure||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||38837||10-in.||5/10/1913||At parting||Carolina White||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||39950||10-in.||3/16/1915||At parting||Mary Jordan||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||46254||10-in.||12/9/1915||At parting||Clyde A. Nichols||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||46279||10-in.||12/15/1915||At parting||Columbia Stellar Quartette||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||lyricist|
|Columbia||30145||12-in.||5/23/1911||At parting||Lillian Nordica||Soprano vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||30482||12-in.||4/29/1910||At parting||Lillian Nordica||Soprano vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W140479||10-in.||3/31/1925||At parting||Barbara Maurel||Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with instrumental trio||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E29745||10-in.||May 1929||At parting||Kathryn Meisle||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||5368||10-in.||2/15/1917||As we part||Gladys Rice||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||6095||10-in.||Mar. 1918||At parting||Amy Ellerman||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Peterson, Frederick," accessed March 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110125.
Peterson, Frederick. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110125.
"Peterson, Frederick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 March 2021.
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