Anna Hubbard Mercur, née Turett, lived in Lancaster, MA. She graduated from Rutgers, where she won a gold medal for an essay. She married Mahlon C. Mercur and lived in Towanda, PA. She was a poet and devoted her time to literary pursuits. Her works include The Christmas Star )published in New York by A. E. Chasmar, 1882) and Cosmos, and Other Poems (published in Buffalo, NY by Paul and Brother in 1893). The University of North Carolina has a collection of her papers which include letters received by her from friends and family living in the South and other places which discuss secession, politics and the Civil War, among other matters.
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Adapter: Richard W. Adams
Born: 1952, Missouri.
Adams graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia (BA 1974, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). Go to person page >
William F. Sherwin (PHH 8) composed BREAD OF LIFE in 1877 for the stanzas by Lathbury when he was the music director for the Chautauqua Institution.
A good fit for the hymn text, BREAD OF LIFE is a quiet tune, meditative in tone but with a fine climax in its final phrase. Sing this tune in harmony a…