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COLLECTION — Multiple Containers Identifier: MS Am 1363

Sebastian B. Schlesinger papers

Papers of German composer Sebastian Benson Schlesinger.


  • 1787-1901
  • Majority of material found in 1870-1897

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (5 volumes)

Chiefly letters to Schlesinger, including 38 from Wilkie Collins and 26 from Robert Franz; together with a few letters which Schlesinger probably collected for their autograph value. Many of the letters to Schlesinger concern his songs. Some are letters of thanks from persons to whom Schlesinger dedicated his songs. Others concern requests by Schlesinger for permission to set poems to music.

Biographical / Historical

Schlesinger was a German composer. He studied music in Boston and served for 17 years as the German consul in Boston.


Index arranged alphabetically by author, volume listed in notes.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

46M-359F. Gift of Mrs. Raphael Salem; received: 1946.
Schlesinger, Sebastian B. (Sebastian Benson), 1837-1917. Sebastian B. Schlesinger papers, 1787-1901: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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