Ellen Clementine Howarth
Ellen Clementine Howarth (born Ellen Clementine Doran in Cooperstown, New York, May 17, 1827, died Trenton, New Jersey, December 23, 1899), was an American poet.
The daughter of a calico printer, and employed as a factory worker at the age of seven, she married Joseph Howarth, in the same occupation. She lived at Trenton, New Jersey in extremely reduced circumstances until friends secured her a comfortable subsistence. She authored a volume of poems in 1864, The Wind-Harp and Other Poems, and also wrote words for the song "'Tis but a Little Faded Flower". Her later work, Poems (1867), was edited by Richard Watson Gilder.
Howarth said her poems came to her as she did housework, and she only wrote them down when she considered them finished. They were initially published in newspapers in Trenton under the pen name "Clementine", and then in magazines; Richard Gilder helped her find markets for them. She wrote many poems in a few years, and then mostly ceased writing.
Birth and Death Data: Born May 17th, 1827 (Cooperstown), Died December 23rd, 1899 (Trenton)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1925
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-11258||10-in.||11/21/1911||'Tis but a little faded flower||Harry Anthony ; James F. Harrison||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-20341||10-in.||3/25/1925||'Tis but a little faded flower||Clarence Whitehill||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-20341||10-in.||7/16/1917||'Tis but a little faded flower||Clarence Whitehill||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||3402||10-in.||ca. Jan.-May 1906||'Tis but a little faded flower||Mrs. A. Stewart Holt||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||19361||10-in.||5/11/1911||'Tis but a little faded flower||Mrs. A. Stewart Holt||Female vocal solo, with violin and piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||77892||10-in.||6/17/1918||'Tis but a little faded flower||Norman Arnold||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||79074||10-in.||3/25/1920||'Tis but a little faded flower||George Meader||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||80324||10-in.||4/28/1922||'Tis but a little faded flower||Lucy Gates||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||48830||12-in.||6/21/1916||'Tis but a little faded flower||Margaret Keyes||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||1033||10-in.||between 5/17/1912 and 5/21/1912||'Tis but a little faded flower||Frederick J. Wheeler ; John Young||Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Howarth, Ellen Clementine," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112759.
Howarth, Ellen Clementine. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112759.
"Howarth, Ellen Clementine." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.
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