MG 215 - Troup Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains sheet music for five songs published by the J. H. Troup Music House and Troup Bros: Relay March composed by Robert Troup, c. 1910; Dear Old Harrisburg, words by H. S. Webster, music by T. E. Francis, c.1924 (3 copies); the March of the Susquehanna (3 copies) by Eugene Kenney, c. 1928; the Greater Harrisburg March, composed by Robert W. Troup in 1905; and the Harrisburg Home Waltz composed by Robert W. Troup, undated. All contain advertisements for the music stores on the back cover.


Two music stores were founded independently by Troup siblings. They were located on opposite quadrants of Market Square, Harrisburg, selling musical instruments, sheet music, radios, pianos and organs. The J. H. Troup Music House at 15 S. Second Street was opened by J. H. Troup, and across Market Square at 8 N. Second Street was Troup Bros. operated by Lewis A. and Abraham C. Troup. Both stores remained in business for many years. Troup Bros. closed in 1965. J. H. Troup died in 1945 and in 1966 the building at 15 S. Market Square was sold by the Troup family to Dauphin Deposit Trust Co. The 1974 telephone directory lists J. H. Troup Music House at 321 Market Street and a 1976 directory lists an Eisenhower Blvd. address. No listing appeared in the 1980 telephone directory.

Date(s): 1910-1928

Extent: 1 folder, 5 items