“Darling Nelly Gray”

“Darling Nelly Gray”

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This sheet music is for the song “Darling Nelly Gray.” The song was written and composed by Benjamin Hanby, and published by Oliver Ditson and Company of New York in 1856. The plain cream white cover features black title text in a floral patterned frame. The song tells the story of a runaway slave pining for his love, Nelly Gray, still in slavery in Georgia.
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Object Name
sheet music
publishing date
Hanby, B. R.
Oliver Ditson & Co.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in; 31.75 cm x 24.765 cm
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accession number
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
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Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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