Clara Louise Kellogg

From the collection of Stephen M. Lawson


Corinthian Academy of Music, Rochester, NY - October 8, 1883
Image from the Theatre Poster Collection of the University of Rochester

Clara Louise KELLOGG (1842-1916), daughter of George KELLOGG (1812-1901) and Jane Elizabeth
CROSBY (1816-1892). She was an opera soprano, who toured America and Europe in concerts into
the 1880s, and pioneered in presenting grand opera in English. Miss Kellogg debuted in New York
in Feb. 1861 with the New York Academy of Music production of Rigoletto, and shortly after the
Civil War performed before Generals Grant and Sherman in Chicago. She was married in 1887 to

For further information refer to the article on Clara Louise Kellogg in the Encyclopædia Britannica.
Her Memoirs of an American Prima Donna (1913) is available at Internet Archives & Google Books.

Notable Cousin

"Miss C. L. Kellogg" Settee

Settee in the home of Lorinda Dennis, linked
to larger version. Lorinda shared the above
image and the detail below.
Carol's settee with same medallion of Miss
C L Kellogg. For availability information,
contact Carol at Seaside Photography.
Any information on the origin and history of the Kellogg settees is desired.

Portrait of Clara Louise
Kellogg by Bufford Bros.
Carving detail from the
settee, with inscription
"Miss C. L. Kellogg"
"The first famous
person I had ever met,"
by Florence S. Shinn

The carving on the settee compared to a portrait and drawing of Miss Kellogg.
Each of the above is linked to a larger image.
Both the portrait and drawing are from the Library of Congress collection.
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Music popularized by Clara Louise Kellogg

1865 sheet music in the collection of the compiler with
text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and music by Charles Moulton.
If the above karaoke file does not function, a Midi File is available.


Signature of the singer from an autograph in the compiler's collection
made at New York City on July 1, 1869.

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