Daniel D. Emmett collection 1859-1908
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This collection contains material related to Daniel Decatur Emmett and the song "Dixie," which he published in 1860. The collection has 4 autograph items by Emmett, as well as an additional letter, a signed photograph of Daniel Emmett, and a first edition music score of "Dixie" (1860). Two items concern the debate about the song's authorship. The collection also includes an undated holograph manuscript of Emmett's song "Old Dan Tucker." See the Detailed Box and Folder Listing for more information.