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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1548

Otto Dresel papers and autographs

Papers of German-American pianist and composer Otto Dresel.


  • 1788-1891

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.


.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. K├Ârner 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.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

58M-88. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from Mrs. F. Stanton Cawley; received: 1958.

Separated Materials

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

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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