Ellen Dickson

Ellen (Elizabeth) Dickson (1819 – 4 July 1878), also known as Dolores, was an English ballad composer. She was born in Woolwich, England southeast of London. Ellen was the third daughter of General Sir Alexander Dickson. She had been physically disabled since a young age, and her chosen Latin pseudonym, Dolores, which means sorrows and bodily pains, reflects that aspect of her personal life. Ellen inherited her father’s talents for mathematics and his analytical intellect.

She lived most of her life and died in Lyndhurst, England.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1819 (Woolwich), Died July 4, 1878 (Lyndhurst)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Notes: Pseudonym: "Dolore

See Also: Dolores

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-12843 10-in. 1/25/1913 The brook Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-39386 10-in. 11/5/1927 The brook Mrs. L. M. Cramp Female vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) composer  
Columbia 30570 12-in. 11/4/1910 The brook Mrs. A. Stewart Holt Female vocal solo, with violin and harp composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dickson, Ellen," accessed December 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113237.

Dickson, Ellen. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113237.

"Dickson, Ellen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 December 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113237

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