Guide to the Walter Kittredge Papers, Dec. 29, 1900
Collection number: MS 115
About Walter Kittredge
Walter Kittredge was born in Merrimack, New Hampshire. He was a self-taught musician who wrote over 500 songs through out his career. His most famous song was "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground," which was sung by both sides during the Civil War.
About the Walter Kittredge Papers
From Reeds Ferry, N.H. Walter Kittredge writes a letter, Dec. 29, 1900, to Lizzie G. Dickinson in which Kittredge writes that he has no photos of himself, but notes that she can acquire one by purchasing his book "Tenting Illustrated", which includes both his photo and an autograph. Also included is a manuscript copy of the words to his song “Tenting on the Old Campground,” one of the most famous songs of the Civil War era.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as
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[Identification of item], Walter Kittredge Papers, Dec. 29, 1900, MS 115, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Paul Richards, Nov. 5, 1981 (Accession number (8140)