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Guide to the Walter Kittredge Papers, Dec. 29, 1900

Collection number: MS 115

Size: 2 items (0.10 cu.ft.)

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Walter Kittredge Papers, Dec. 29, 1900, MS 115, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: Paul Richards, Nov. 5, 1981 (Accession number (8140)