Henrietta Marsh Thompson Sheet Music Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Thompson, Henrietta Marsh
Henrietta Marsh Thompson sheet music collection
Date [inclusive]
0.5 Cubic feet , 1 volume

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Henrietta Marsh Thompson was born on December 26, 1844 and lived in Delaware County, Ohio. She married Milo Henry Lewis on November 17, 1870. Lewis was originally born in Ogden, New York, but moved to Ohio in his early twenties. He died on May 18, 1898 and Henrietta died on April 6, 1929. They are both buried at the Cheshire Cemetery in Delaware County, Ohio.

The music was given to Henrietta Thompson by Milo Henry Lewis while they were courting. The sheet music in the collection was donated by their granddaughter, Margaret Cook Hunt.

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Scope and Contents note

The Henrietta Marsh Thompson sheet music collection consists of one volume of sheet music collected and bound by Thompson. The majority of the 44 songs were composed between 1860 and 1868. Several songs refer to the Civil War and there is also some Christmas music. Some of the sheet music is torn and some pages have sections missing. The volume was unbound due to deterioration of the spine.

This sheet music has been scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-1B/henrietta_marsh_thompson.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Sheet music

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Songs and music

Personal Name(s)

  • Hunt, Margaret Cook
  • Thompson, Henrietta Marsh


  • Music -- 19th century

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Collection Inventory


Volume of Sheet Music 


Song List 

"Come Dearest, the Daylight is Gone" 1853 

"Good Bye! Old Glory" 1865 

”The Boys are Coming Home" 1865 

"When Sherman Marched Down to the Sea" Undated 

"On, On, On, the Boys Come Marching" or "The Prisoner Free" (sequel to"Tramp, Tramp, Tramp") 1865 

"Grandmother Told Me So, 1861 

"The President's Grave" 1865 

"Jesus Bids Me Come" 1895 

"Rest Spirit Rest" Undated 

"We Lift Our Hearts to Thee"  186? 

"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" 1860 

"Jerusalem My Happy Home" Undated 

"A Song of Peace" 1865 

"Only a Child" 1856 

"Oh! Tis Only Music's Strain Can Sweetly Soothe and Not Betray" 1866 

"Thou Hast Wounded the Spirit that Lov'd Thee" 1866 

"Let Me Breathe My Mothers Name" 1868 

"The Ocean Burial" 1850 

"Cantilena" 1865 

Melodies of the Barkers, "Cherished Hopes" 1864 

"The Broken Band" 1867 

The Melodies of the Barkers, "My Little Cottage Home" 1864 

"Come Again, Gentle Evening" 1868 

"Aileen Aroon" 1853 

"'Tis Sweet to be Remembered" 1859 

"Come Dearest the Daylight is Gone" (Cover sheet only) Undated 

"Floating on the Wind" 1861 

"Leaf by Leaf the Roses Fall" 1865 

"The Old Mountain Tree"  1854 

"Sweet Evelina" 1863 

"Do They Think of Me at Home" Undated 

"Beautiful Dreamer" 1864 

"Zula Zong" 1860 

"I Watched Last Night the Rising Moon" 1860 

"Who Will Care for Mother Now?" 1863 

"Christ Will Care for Mother Now" an answer to "Who will Care for Mother Now?" 1863 

"Speak My Name in Your Home, Nellie" 1866 

"Lorena" Undated 

"Write Me A Letter From Home" 1866 

"Give Me Honest Friends and True" 1865 

"Swinging in the Lane" Undated 

"Now Moses" 1865 

"Kingdom Coming!" 1862 

"Andy Veto" 1866 

"'Tis Finished! or Sing Hallelujah" 1865