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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112759

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