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Sheet Music collection

Identifier: MS-0005

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of 17 pieces of sheet music published between 1863 and 1918. One piece titled “Siciliana” is hand-written music and words; the other hand-written piece is titled “Elegischer Gesang” by Buthanen. The most unusual sheet music in this collection is Stephen Foster’s “Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming,” copyright having been filed in 1863 in the Confederate Court for the Southern District of Georgia. It is on rag paper with a printed dedication: ‘to Miss Esther Elliot of Savannah, Ga.’

All of these pieces are dirty with soot. They were found in the renovation of the Citizens Bank/Sid Holderness building at the corner of Newnan Street and John Wesley Place, according to a letter in 2000 from Tom Richards to then-director of Ingram Library Charles Beard. The letter is included with the collection.

Most pieces have been inscribed, the names including E(d) A. Werner, Bessie Weakley, J.P. Stevens, Joseph Maclean and Lester Briggs.


  • 1863-1918

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws


0.42 Linear feet (1 oversize box)




This collection is made up of published sheet music and hand-written sheet music spanning 1863-1918, both classical and popular.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by composer name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Mike Horton through Tom Richards in 2000.

Processing Information note

Processed by Suzanne Durham in October 2008.

Guide to the sheet music collection MS-0005
Finding aid prepared by Written by Suzanne Durham
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States