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This is a copy of the musical score to an 1850s folksong, arranged for organ by William Churchill Hammond, that he made for the Class of 1916, as well as the envelope in which he mailed it to his accompanist, Catherine Williams, at Mount Holyoke. Hammond's return address, the Second Congregational Church in Holyoke, Mass., is printed in the upper left corner of the envelope. The postmark is June 1, 1916. The recipient's name and address are written in Hammond's handwriting.
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Viewing front, the 1st page of "White's Air" Traditional Colchester cover, sheet music and envelope (2 pages)
24.1 cm x 12.7 cm (sheet music), 16.3 cm x 9.1 cm (envelope)
Physical Description Note
The 2-part document consists of a sheet of musical notations and the envelope in which the sheet was mailed. Both have yellowed somewhat with age, but are in fairly good condition. The sheet music appears to have been torn from a larger piece of paper. The left and bottom edges are ragged, while the top and right edges are smooth. There are two vertical creases in the sheet, indicating where it was folded to fit into the envelope. There is slight buckling at the top, perhaps the impression left by a paper clip. In the upper left corner, the identification has been written in pencil by an archivist. The envelope is slightly wrinkled or buckled, and some of the ink in the address has smeared from contact with water.