Calvin C. Morgan music collection

Abstract

he Calvin C. Morgan music collection (dated circa 1900-1901; 0.26 cubic feet; 1 box) contains 14 items: 10 handwritten original music compositions by Calvin C. Morgan, two musical arrangements of Calvin C. Morgan original works by Robert Crawfor and Evan B. Spiers, and two pieces of text that appear to contain lyrical content by Calvin C. Morgan or seem related to other pieces in the collection.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Calvin C. Morgan music collection
Creator
Morgan, Calvin Cogswell, III, 1873-1908
Extent
0.26 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Music -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Vocal music -- United States.
Sheet music.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Daniel L. Garrett
Preferred Citation
2009ms068: [identification of item], Calvin C. Morgan music collection, circa 1900, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Calvin Cogswell Morgan III (1873-1908) was the son of Colonel Calvin C. Morgan (1827-1892) and Caroline M. Bell (1845-1920). Col. Morgan, engaged in the hemp industry with his brother, General John Hunt Morgan during the 1850s, and just prior to the Civil War, was his partner in the importation of wool from New Mexico. Following the war, he and a third brother, Richard C. Morgan continued to be active in business ventures, especially hemp production in Lexington. After the death of his father, Calvin C. Morgan III ...inherited an ample fortune, which enabled him to be free from business cares, and to gratify his tastes in whatever bent they turned. (April 21, 1908, Bourbon News)
Scope and Content
The Calvin C. Morgan music collection (dated circa 1900-1901; 0.26 cubic feet; 1 box) contains 14 items: 10 handwritten original music compositions by Calvin C. Morgan, two musical arrangements of Calvin C. Morgan original works by Robert Crawfor and Evan B. Spiers, and two pieces of text that appear to contain lyrical content by Calvin C. Morgan or seem related to other pieces in the collection. Within the collection there are multiple versions of the same piece (Ex. The Garden of Love, Good Night, and My Clo' in Dixie Land) with what appear to be slight variations in musical content such as tempo, key signature, melody, and/or text. All works appear to be notated in the composers original hand unless otherwise noted.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Original music compositions, 1901, undated

The original music compositions series contains works for which all words and music were written by Calvin C. Morgan unless otherwise noted.

The Garden of Love , undated

  • Box 1, item 1-2
To top

Good Night (A Serenade) , undated

  • Box 1, item 3
Words by Beatrice Sturges and music by Calvin C. Morgan.
To top

Good Night , undated

  • Box 1, item 4
Words by Beatrice Sturges and music by Calvin C. Morgan. Musical notation appears to be in handwriting other than the composer's.
To top

My Black Magnolia , undated

  • Box 1, item 5
To top

My Clo' in Dixie Land , undated

  • Box 1, item 6-7
To top

You've Asked Too Much of Me , 1901

  • Box 1, item 8
To top

untitled (An Earl[y] Autumn Lullaby), undated

  • Box 1, item 9
A parenthetical title was given to this piece based on an Indianapolis newspaper clipping of a poem entitled, An Earl[y] Autumn Lullaby as the text of the published poem and the lyrics of the untitled song appear to match.
To top

untitled, undated

  • Box 1, item 10
Untitled piece for instrumental solo piano.
To top

Arrangements, circa 1900

Jaspers Snowdens Jubilee - Cakewalk, circa 1900

  • Box 1, item 11
Instrumental solo piano; Arranged by Evan B. Spiers. On the back of this manuscript there appears to be a musical sketch by Calvin C. Morgan. The musical content of this sketch seems to match the introductory material of item 9.
To top

Slumbertown , circa 1900

  • Box 1, item 12
Arranged by Robert Crawfor.
To top

Lyrics, undated

An Earl[y] Autumn Lullaby, newspaper clipping, undated

  • Box 1, item 13
Published in the Indianapolis News, this clipping was found pinned to the back of Jaspers Snowdens Jubilee next to what appears to be a musical sketch by Calvin C. Morgan. The text of this article and the musical content of the sketch seem to match item 9.
To top

Lyric sheet, undated

  • Box 1, item 14
Document appears to be a lyric sheet, possibly an index consisting of first lines from several other Calvin C. Morgan songs.
To top

Requests

No items have been requested.



Enter a comma-separated list of the tags you want associated with this request.






Researchers are encouraged to request collections at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Questions? Contact us at https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.