Adelaide Anne Procter

Adelaide Anne Procter (30 October 1825 – 2 February 1864) was an English poet and philanthropist. She worked prominently on behalf of unemployed women and the homeless, and was actively involved with feminist groups and journals. Procter never married. She became unhealthy, possibly due to her charity work, and died of tuberculosis at the age of 38.

Procter's literary career began when she was a teenager; her poems were primarily published in Charles Dickens's periodicals Household Words and All the Year Round and later published in book form. Her charity work and her conversion to Roman Catholicism appear to have strongly influenced her poetry, which deals most commonly with such subjects as homelessness, poverty, and fallen women.

Procter was the favourite poet of Queen Victoria. Her poetry went through numerous editions in the 19th century; Coventry Patmore called her the most popular poet of the day, after Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Her poems were set to music and made into hymns, and were published in the United States and Germany as well as in England. Nonetheless, by the early 20th century her reputation had diminished, and few modern critics have given her work attention. Those who have, however, argue that Procter's work is significant, in part for what it reveals about how Victorian women expressed otherwise repressed feelings.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 30th, 1825 (London), Died February 2nd, 1864 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1898 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 1789 7-in. 9/30/1898 The lost chord William F. Hooley Male vocal solo lyricist  
Berliner 01268 7-in. 4/28/1900 The lost chord E. Francisco [i.e., Emilio de Gorgorza] Baritone vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1317 10-in. 3/12/1902 The lost chord Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1317 7-in. 3/12/1902 The lost chord Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1963 10-in. 2/11/1903 The lost chord Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with organ lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1963 7-in. 2/11/1903 The lost chord Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with organ lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3057 10-in. 1/22/1901 The lost chord Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with organ lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3298 10-in. 5/1/1901 The lost chord Addison Dashiell Madeira Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]31049 12-in. 1901-1902 The lost chord Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor C-68 [Old series] 12-in. 2/9/1903 or 5/26/1903 The lost chord Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-935 10-in. 1/19/1904 The lost chord Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor C-935 12-in. 3/9/1905 The lost chord Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor A-935 7-in. 1/19/1904 The lost chord Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor C-1540 12-in. 6/29/1904 The lost chord Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with organ lyricist  
Victor B-1540 10-in. 6/29/1904 The lost chord Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with organ lyricist  
Victor C-2534 12-in. 5/8/1905 The lost chord Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2790 10-in. 10/10/1905 The lost chord Orthian Ladies' Trio Female vocal trio lyricist  
Victor C-4516 12-in. 5/21/1907 The lost chord Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-6535 12-in. 10/12/1908 The lost chord Alan Turner Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-8029 12-in. 6/7/1909 The lost chord Victor Orchestra ; Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10948 10-in. 9/14/1911 The lost chord Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-10948 12-in. 9/12/1911 The lost chord Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-11942 12-in. 4/29/1912 The lost chord Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-13720 12-in. 9/3/1913 The lost chord Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-15962 12-in. 4/27/1915 The lost chord Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Procter, Adelaide Anne," accessed April 10, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116594.

Procter, Adelaide Anne. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116594.

"Procter, Adelaide Anne." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 10 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116594

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