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COLLECTION Identifier: Ms Thr 724

W. S. Gilbert sheet music


W.S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert sheet music.


  • 1872-1892

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.


.25 linear feet (1 box)

Collection includes printed sheet music from W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert productions.

Biographical / Historical

W.S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert (1836-1911) was an English lyricist, librettist, and illustrator well-known for his collaborations with Arthur Sullivan.


Arranged alphabetically by composition title.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.

Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan (Harvard Theatre Collection).

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911, lyricist. W. S. Gilbert sheet music, 1872-1892: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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