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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Mus 143-157

Richard Macnutt collection of musical autographs

Autograph letters and manuscripts by various composers collected by Richard Macnutt.


  • 1820-1916 and undated

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


2.4 linear feet (19 volumes)

Includes autograph letters from Vincenzo Bellini to Alessandro Lamperi, Giacomo Puccini to Valentino Soldani, and Giuseppe Verdi to Edoardo Mascheroni. Also includes autograph manuscripts by Luigi Cherubini, Gaetano Donizetti, Alberto Franchetti, Romualdo Marenco, Pietro Mascagni, Saverio Mercadante, Amilcare Ponchielli, and Gioacchino Antonio Rossini, Gasparo Spontini, Nicola Vaccaj, and Niccolò Zingarelli, among other compositions.

Biographical / Historical

Macnutt was an English collector.


Arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*70M-12. Purchased with the S.A.E. Morse fund and the Amy Lowell fund from Richard Macnutt, 29 Mount Sion Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England; received: 1970 July.
Macnutt, Richard, collector. Richard Macnutt collection of musical autographs: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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