Richard Aldrich collection of musical autographs
Scores, letters and other items by various composers collected by Richard Aldrich.
Language of Materials
Includes material in German, French, and Italian.
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Conditions Governing Use
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Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Contains scores written by composers such as Debussy, Schubert, Richard Strauss, and Wagner; and letters and other single items by Brahms, Beethoven, Verdi, and a letter from Chopin to Adolf Gutmann. Also, letters, 1868-1892, of Robert Franz.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
58M-89. Transferred from the Harvard University Music Department Library; received: 1958 December.
- Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937, collector. Richard Aldrich collection of musical autographs, 1815-1892: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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