This small collection contains a variety of printed sheet music, original manuscript scores and copied (blueprint) scores with handwritten annotations and additions added by the composer.
The following MS and annotated works are contained: Requies for voice and piano (words by Arthur Symons); Soldiers (song cycle for baritone op. 42 nos. 1-3: 'Crazy Nick', 'Epitaph' and 'Who's Afraid', words by Thomas Rigg); My Love is gone into the East (op. 36, no. 1 (songs on texts by William Vaughn Moody (1869-1910)); Of Wounds and Sore Defeat (songs on texts from 'The Fire-Bringer' (1904) by William Vaughn Moody); Peering in the Dust I thought (op. 36, no. 4) (songs on texts from 'The Masque of Judgement: a masque-drama in five acts' (1900) by William Vaughn Moody).
The following printed scores are also contained: Twilight Song: part-song for mixed voices (text by Edwin Arlington Robinson), pub. New York: J. Fischer and Bro 1934; Russians: a cycle of songs for baritone and piano, op. 18 (in five vols.), pub. New York: G. Schirmer .
The MS works represented in this collection demonstrate how heavily he drew inspiration from contemporary American creative figures of the period, setting the two completed poetic dramas of Vaughn Moody (1869-1910) to music. Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) was another major American poet of the early twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his Collected Poems, and considered to be the greatest poet in America at his death.