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This subseries includes records and correspondence regarding Foster's earnings after his death. These were all records kept and maintained by Foster's brother, Morrison, who entered into an agreement with each of Foster's original publishers that secured any earnings for Foster's widow, Jane, and his daughter, Marion, and who took it upon himself to re-register many of Foster's songs so that they remained under copyright after their initial expiration. Of greatest interest perhaps are Morrison's early letters with William A. Pond, a publisher who tried to avoid paying Foster's heirs. Morrison refused to relent to their bullying tactics. Also of interest is Morrison's attempt to restore his brother's name on "Old Folks at Home" which had been attributed to E.P. Christy.


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