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C. Linn Seiler, "Ye Haverford Bandit" and "Sweetness" scores


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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C. Linn Seiler entered Haverford College in 1898 and graduated in 1902. At Haverford, he led a variety of musical clubs and was class president his senior year. Seiler got his masters from Haverford in 1905. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1912 and later worked as a professor at the Wharton School. He later worked as a professional musician and got into the phonograph business and the piano business.

The collection contains two copies of the score "Ye Haverford Bandit" and one copy of the score "Sweetness," both by C. Linn Seiler (Haverford College Class of 1902). One copy of "Ye Haverford Bandit" is in a notebook with handwritten musical scores arranged into acts to form the score for a musical. Although the score was composed by C. Linn Seiler, Henry Joel Cadbury's name also appears on the front cover of the notebook, suggesting he may have contributed to it. "Ye Haverford Bandit" was performed by the Haverford College Musical Association in May 1903 and contains five songs by Seiler. "Sweetness" is a single song performed by the Haverford College Musical Association in May 1902 as part of a larger performance called "The Great T. T. T. Robbery."

The materials are arranged chronologically.

Processed by Alexa Horkava, completed October 2021. Additional description completed by Maia Schwallie, March 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Alexa Horkava and Maia Schwallie
Finding Aid Date
October, 2021
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

C. Linn Seiler, "Ye Haverford Bandit" and "Sweetness" scores, ca. 1902-1903.
Box 1

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