Declaration of Independence Anniversary Toasts manuscript ([1836?])

Collection processed and finding aid created by Cheney J. Schopieray
Manuscripts Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: Declaration of Independence Anniversary Toasts manuscript
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: [1836?]
Extent: 3 pages
Abstract:
This manuscript, titled "Toasts," includes 13 toasts along with actual or suggested musical accompaniment for each pronouncement. The speeches express strong support for the Democratic Party and regard such individuals as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Richard M. Johnson, James Madison, and Thomas Hart Benton. One toast decries the Bank of the United States.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu

Access and Use

Acquisition Information

2019. M-7137.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright status is unknown

Preferred Citation

Declaration of Independence Anniversary Toasts Manuscript, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan

Arrangement

The collection is a single item.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This manuscript, titled "Toasts," includes 13 toasts along with actual or suggested musical accompaniment for each pronouncement. The speeches express strong support for the Democratic Party and regard such individuals as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Richard M. Johnson, James Madison, and Thomas Hart Benton. One toast decries the Bank of the United States. Musical accompaniment includes "The Rights of Man," "Hail Columbia," "Jackson's March," "Auld Lang Syne," "Roslin Castle," "Rogues March," "Yankee Doodle," "Hail to the Chief," the "Star Spangled Banner," and others.

The manuscript bears strikethroughs and revisions, suggesting that it is a working copy. Its reference to President Andrew Jackson and to Martin Van Buren ("worthy to succeed the illustrious Jackson") suggest a likely date of July 4, 1836.

Subject Terms

Subjects:
  • Anniversaries--Songs and music.
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Fourth of July celebrations.
  • Toasts (speeches)
  • United States. Declaration of Independence.
Genre Terms:
  • Speeches (documents)

Contents List

Container / Location Title
Volume   1  
Declaration of Independence Anniversary Toasts Manuscript, [1836?] [series]