Brown wax home recording of speech and singing by W. H. Greenhow, Eliza Case, Lillie Davies, and John Davies Jr., Hornell, New York, October 5, 1902.

Performers: W. H. Greenhow, Eliza Case, Lillie Davies, John Davies Jr

Release year: 1902.

Notes: Brown wax cylinder. Inscription on slip: -WHG - Eliza - Lillie - and Others - First part poor - Last part better.- First transfer contains part one only. Part one begins with announcement by W. H. Greenhow: -Hornellsville, October five, nineteen hundred and two-; then woman speaks, beginning: -Eliza Case, visiting her brother Henry Greenhow-; then equally faint segment spoken and sung -Sleep Baby Sleep- by Lillie Davies. Part two begins with W. H. Greenhow: -This record is so unsatisfactory that I am going to have the ladies repeat their little pieces. The first on the program will be a short address by Mrs. Eliza Case of Racine, Wisconsin.- Eliza Case recites -An old white hen with yellow legs that laid her master many eggs.- Then W. H. announces: -The next piece on the program will be a short address by Mrs Lillie Davies of Racine Wisconsin.- She speaks -I am in Hornellsville for the first time in twenty years

.- and sings -Sleep Baby Sleep.- THen W. H. announces: -John Davies the Junior of Racine Wisconsin will now address the audience.- Elizabeth Alice Greenhow Case 1831-1919 was W. H. Greenhow-s half-sister, the child of his father-s first wife, married to DeWayne Case of Racine, Wisconsin. Lillie Eliza Case Davies was her daughter, and the mother of John Pugh Davies, Jr.

Language: Sung in English.

Collection: The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings William Henry Greenhow Collection, Set Number: 134-05, Originally acquired: Wayne show, October 2008.

Personal Name: Case, Eliza, Davies, John, Jr., Davies, Lillie, Greenhow, W. H.,

Genre: Personal recordings.

Original Item Information: Cylinder 12860—Special Coll., Performing Arts


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