Penn Library Department of Special Collections

William Penn

Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

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Collection History
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Composers Publishers Lithographers Images and Music
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Philadelphia Composers: James Sanford (1814-1855)

Portrait of James Sanford, from a Lithograph by Thayer & Co., 1844
James Sanford

James Sanford, born in Philadelphia in 1814, was one of the first generation of minstrel performers. He performed with the Virginia Serenaders.

Compositions by Sanford in the Collection

Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.Illustration
Box 20
no. 28
Miss Lucy Neale : a favorite Ethiopian song / written, sung & dedicated to his friends of his own native city, Philada. by James Sanford, the celebrated Negro singer & dancer Philadelphia : A. Fiot, 1844 None None


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