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    Defence of Fort M'Henry

    The traditional favorite for first book publication of "The star spangled banner," though three others published that year could make the same claim. This one is accredited as first by most historians. Published in "National songster; or, a collection of the most admired patriotic songs, on the brilliant victories, achieved by the naval and military heroes of the United States of America, over equal ...

    • Contributor: John Gruber and Daniel May - [key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1814

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    [ Facsimile of first newspaper printing of The star spangled banner]

    1 photostat of newspaper article | Published in the" Baltimore Patriot and Evening Advertiser." Part of an assortment of uncatalogued clippings and photostats relating to the Star Spangled Banner, housed in the Music Division.

    • Contributor: Munroe & French - [key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1814-09-20
  • Book

    Defence of Fort M'Henry

    21 x 17 cm | This is the first printing of Key's poem. B24 in Star spangled books.

    • Contributor: [key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1814-09-17
  • Notated Music

    The Star spangled banner a pariotic song

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 unnumbered pages) ; 35 cm | [words by Francis Scott Key] ; [music by John Stafford Smith]. (Statement Of Responsibility). For piano with interlinear words; first publication of music and lyrics; listed as no. 1 in bibliographical list compiled by J. Muller. Caption title. English words. (Language). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed and Sold at Carr's Music Store, 36 Baltimore Street - Smith, John Stafford - Key, Francis Scott
    • Date: 1814