Haynes Family manuscript - Oregon

Haynes Family manuscript


Haynes Family manuscript - Oregon


Pacific Northwest; Quadrille


This manuscript of sixty-five dance tunes was handed down through several generations of the Haynes, Shuck, and Adams families who came West over the Oregon Trail from Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa and Missouri between 1847 and 1853. Many of the family members were musical, and over the years several people contributed tunes to the manuscript, from which they played dances over the period from around the 1860s to the 1890s.

The manuscript contains examples of many of the popular dance forms of the middle and late nineteenth century. About half the tunes in the manuscript are quadrille tunes. In addition, the manuscript contains a number of couple dance tunes, over half of them waltzes, along with galops, polkas, schottisches, mazourkas, and varsouviennes.

See also Songs and Dances of the Oregon Trail.

Date Created

1860s – 1890s


Vivian Williams

Spatial Coverage

USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley

Temporal Coverage

19th century - late

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