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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1652

George Benson Weston autograph collection


Autograph collection containing papers of various European musicians, poets and aristocrats.


  • Creation: 1683-1879

Conditions Governing Access

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


.5 linear feet (1 box)

This autograph collection focuses on European music in the 18th and 19th centuries. It contains letters by various composers, pianists, singers, poets, and European aristocrats; musical scores; and an engraved portrait.


Arranged alphabetically by author

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

61M-152. Bequeathed in memory of Meriel Dimmick Weston by George Benson Weston; received: 1957.

Weston, George Benson, collector. George Benson Weston autograph collection, 1683-1879: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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