Belleville Convent Fire

DESCRIPTION: "Kind friends give attention to what I relate, And ever remember those poor children's fate." A fire in the night kills almost thirty people, mostly children. The singer tells some of their stories; the firemen came too late
AUTHOR: Words: John Fletcher / Music: Ned Straight
EARLIEST DATE: 1885 (published by Wehman)
KEYWORDS: fire disaster children death
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Jan 5, 1884 - Institute of the Immaculate Conception fire kills 22 children and four adults
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Neely, pp. 263-264, "The Belleville Convent Fire" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 445, "Belleville Convent Fire" (1 text)

Roud #4342
File: CAFS2445

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