Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn, brittle.
There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 3, 4.
27 parts and 1 score
Song from a cottonfield is contained in two folders consisting of 1 thirty eight page short score and 27 parts in f minor concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Still, other?).
Folder A contains short score. Short score indicates parts for 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, trumpets, 3 violins, viola, cello, bass, drums, 2 pianos - Robison, 2; voice. Lyrics begin "Chillun! Stop you grumblin' ...".
Folder B contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 2 reeds - clarinet 1, clarinet 2; 3 trumpets - A, B, C; 3 violins - A, B, C; viola; cello; bass; drums; 1 piano - 2. -- (ii) Parts for 3 reeds - clarinet 1, clarinet 2, bass clarinet; 3 trumpets - A, B, C; 3 violins - A, B, C; viola; cello; bass; drums; banjo. Parts subtitled "Vaudeville."