Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
George and William Endicott were born in Canton, Massachusetts. George Endicott began his career as a lithographer in New York in1828. From 1830 to 1834 he was partners with Moses Swett in Endicott & Swett. William Endicott joined his brother's firm in 1841. After George Endicott died in 1848 William continued operation of the firm as William Endicott & Co. He was joined by Francis Endicott from 1852 to 1886 and George Endicott, Jr. ran the firm from 1887 to 1891.
There are approximately twenty-seven items in the collection for which the Endicotts provided the illustrations.
|Item No.||Title||Imprint||Plate No.||Illustration||Thumbnail Image|
|The Mountain Home Quick Step : from the popular melody Will You Come to My Mountain Home Love? : played by Dodworth's Cornet Band / [melody by Francis Brown] ; arranged by Samuel O. Dyer||New York : Firth, Hall & Pond, 1847||4199||House set among fields and woods / G. & W. Endicott's Lith.|
|Oh! Gently Glides My Bonnie Boat : a favorite duett : respecyfully dedicated to Miss Mary A. Cole / composed & arranged with symphonies & accompaniments by J. Greenwood||New York : T. Birch, 1832||None||A couple in a row boat / Lith. of Endicott & Swett|
|Old King Cotton / words by George P. Morris ; music by Wm. H. Morris||New York : Wm. Hall & Son, 1860||4481||Color: Cotton plant in bloom / lith. of Endicott & Co.|
|The Retreat from St. Jean D'Acre : a descriptive march / composed & dedicated to Commodore Napier and his brave companions in arms by Stephen Glover||New York : Firth, Hall & Pond, between 1844 and 1847||2202||Ibrahim Pacha on horseback / Lith. of Endicott|
|Saratoga Schottisch / arranged for the pianoforte by Johann Munck||New York : Horace Waters, 1851||None||Tinted: Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. / Lith. of Endicott & Co.|
|Woodman! Spare That Tree! : a ballad / the words copied from the New York Mirror, written by George P. Morris, by whom this song is respectfully dedicated to Benjamin M. Brown, Esq. ; the music by Henry Russell||New York : Firth & Hall, 1837||None||Woodman with axe standing next to a large tree. Another man is speaking to him, presumably entreating him to spare the tree / Lith. of G. & W. Endicott|