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COLLECTION Identifier: 2015T-60

Clara Swigart De Windt collection of American sheet music


American sheet music, probably from the larger collection of Mrs. Heyliger de Windt; chiefly for voice and piano, some for piano solo.

Box 1. Popular music (early 1800s to 1870) chiefly published in Boston by Graupner; two books written and published by Gottlieb Graupner in Boston: 1st and 2nd "improved and enlarged" edition of Rudiments of the art of playing on the Piano Forte.

Box 2. Music with lyrics by: Mrs. Hemans ; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ; Oliver Wendell Holmes ; Christina Rossetti ; Thomas Bailey Aldrich ; Charles Dickens ; William Cullen Bryant ; James Whitcomb Riley ; Eugene Field.


  • 1800-1950

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Collection is open for research.

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.6 linear feet. (2 boxes)



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Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.

De Windt, Clara Swigart, 1892-1976, collector. Clara Swigart De Windt collection of American sheet music, 1800-1950 (2015T-60): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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