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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Russ 20

Bayard L. Kilgour collection of musical scores


Collection of Russian musical scores assembled by Bayard L. Kilgour.


  • 1873-1912 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Russian.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains autograph manuscript scores and autograph letters of Russian composers Aleksandr Porfir'evich Borodin, Aleksandr Sergeevich Dargomyzhski, Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Igor Stravinsky, and Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, among others. Also includes a portrait photograph of Dargomyzhski.


Arranged alphabetically by composer.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*55M-260. Deposit, then gift of Bayard L. Kilgour, Esq., 225 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati 2, Ohio; received: June 1956; gift, 16 November 1956.

Kilgour, Bayard L., 1904-1984, collector. Bayard L. Kilgour collection of musical scores: Guide.
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