The Bull-finch; being a choice collection of the newest and most favourite English songs which have been sett to music and sung at the public theatres & gardens

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The Bull-finch; being a choice collection of the newest and most favourite English songs which have been sett to music and sung at the public theatres & gardens

Subject

Washington Family Life

Description

This collection of popular songs was well-known both in England and in colonial America. In 1758, Martha Custis ordered the work from Robert Cary, one of her London agents. The collection would have been used for communal singing as part of social or family gatherings at Mount Vernon.  It is inscribed with Martha’s name in the hand of George Washington.

Publisher

R. Baldwin

Date

1775

Language

eng

Identifier

ML 137-W

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Citation

The Bull-finch; being a choice collection of the newest and most favourite English songs which have been sett to music and sung at the public theatres & gardens. London: printed for R. Baldwin, 1758. Mount Vernon, ML 137-W.

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"The Bull-finch; being a choice collection of the newest and most favourite English songs which have been sett to music and sung at the public theatres & gardens," in Martha Washington, Item #49, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/49 (accessed August 21, 2017).