Otto Dresel papers and autographs
Papers of German-American pianist and composer Otto Dresel.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Contains letters to Dresel as well as letters of recommendation about him from German musicians and others. Includes letters to him from Franz Liszt, and from American authors concerning their collaborative work with him. Also contains correspondence between C. G. Körner and J. C. F. Schiller.
Biographical / Historical
Dresel was a concert pianist and composer who was born in Germany and settled in Boston, Mass.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
58M-88. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from Mrs. F. Stanton Cawley; received: 1958.
For additional Otto Dresel material held by the Houghton Library, see HOLLIS catalog.
- Dresel, Otto, 1826-1890. Otto Dresel papers and autographs, 1788-1891: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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