Guide to the James Russell Music Book, 1874-1888
Collection number: MS 107
About James Russell
Shaker of Enfield, N.H., musician, and poet.
About the James Russell Music Book
Music book kept by James Russell of Enfield, N.H. The first 56 pages of the book contain a 12 section lesson on the principles of music. Pages 58-145 contain hymns and poems Russell wrote for the funerals of numerous Enfield and Canterbury, N.H. Shakers. The final hymn in the book, written in a different hand, is a funeral hymn for Russell. Also included in the book are two poems: one is a lengthy account about a trip to Lake Winnipesaukee, the other is titled, “A Farewell to Mt. Lebanon.”
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Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as
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James Russell Music Book, 1874-1888, MS 107, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
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