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Jewett & Company Publishers handkerchief printed with lines of music and lyrics for "Little Eva Song"

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151034438022]
Identifier: MS-0802
Jewett & Company Publishers was a Boston publishing company owned by John P. Jewett, made famous by the publication of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, to which he owned the rights. This collection includes a linen handkerchief produced by Jewett & Co. Publishers in 1852, with two lines of sheet music from "Little Eva Song," which was written by John G. Whittier, with music set by Manuel Emilio, and inspired by Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Dates

  • 1852

Creator

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Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

.14 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (14.5 x 1.5 x 11.5))

Biographical / Historical

Jewett & Company Publishers was a Boston publishing company owned by John P. Jewett, made famous by the publication of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, to which he owned the rights.

Content Description

This item is a linen handkerchief produced by Jewett & Company Publishers in 1852, with two lines of sheet music from "Little Eva Song", which was written by John G. Whittier, with music set by Manuel Emilio, and inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. The item also has floral border designs, and within those border designs text printed to promote the book. The handkerchief measures 11 1/4 by 12 1/3 inches. This is a first edition of the publisher's promotional linen broadside.

Source: Abe Books. "Little Eva Song Uncle Toms by Stowe Harriet Beecher." Accessed March 16, 2018. https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/little-eva-song-uncle-toms/author/stowe-harriet-beecher/

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Robena D. Robinett in February 2017, in memory of her sister, Anne J. Robinett, teacher.

Related Materials

A full version of the song in sheet music form is found in Johns Hopkins University's Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Annie Tang and Charlotte Gassoway in March 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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