The Resource Collection of Negro melodies, 1896-1912
- Collection of Negro melodies, 1896-1912
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- This collection of black songs was compiled by Charles Montriou Wallace, Jr. (1866-1957), of Richmond, Virginia, through an anthropological interest in the music and verse of Virginia's black population. Also, includes a few items from other southern states. The melodies are fragments of hymns and songs from antebellum days to the early twentieth century
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- Charles Montriou Wallace, Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia on 22 November 1866 to Charles Montriou, Sr. and Joyce Clopton Wallace. He was an attorney and served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1897 to 1904. He also wrote THE BOY GANGS OF RICHMOND and THE HISTORY OF THE CAPITOL OF VIRGINIA. He died on 22 April 1957 and was buried at Hollywood Cemetery.
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