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A convict's hope
Additional title: Thinking of home and of freedom, restless and sleepless tonight. [first line]
Additional title: When will this heart rest, oh! when will it be. [first line of chorus]
Marshall, Jas. H. (Composer)
Marshall, Jas. H. (Lyricist)
Wolff, Walter (Composer)
Wolff, Walter (Lyricist)
Sutton, Joseph (Singer)
Lawrence, Fred (Owner)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Place: [San Francisco]
Publisher: The Zeno Mauvais Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Content: Signature of former owner on cover center: Fred Lawrence.
Content: On cover: A beautiful descriptive song with waltz chorus as sung by the great California singer Jos. Sutton. Cover includes portrait photograph of Joseph Sutton.
Content: Summary: A convict solliloquizes, acknowleding his crime of forgery, wishing to see his family again, hoping to be free or his heart will break, trusting in God's mercy.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by Jas. H. Marshall & Walter Wolff.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 30 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f5031690-c590-012f-a47b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A convict's hope" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc2f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A convict's hope" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 9, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc2f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896). A convict's hope Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc2f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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A convict's hope