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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Mus 112

Otto Dresel papers


Correspondence (primarily letters to Robert Franz), musical compositions and transcriptions, and other documents of German pianist and composer Otto Dresel.


  • circa 1845-1892

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1 linear foot (3 boxes)
Contains Dresel's letters, 1849-1890, to Robert Franz and other correspondents, concerning musical compositions and related topics; letters, 1845-1883, to Dresel; manuscript musical compositions and transcriptions; and other correspondence. Also includes notes, musical fragments, poem, and concert programs.

Biographical / Historical

Dresel was a German concert pianist and composer who emigrated to the U.S.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

62M-309. Transferred by Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard University; received: 1963.

2018M-111. Gift of David Francis Urrows, 2018 June.

Separated Materials

For additional Otto Dresel papers held by the Houghton Library, see HOLLIS catalog.
Dresel, Otto, 1826-1890. Otto Dresel papers, 1845-1892: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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