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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1333

W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan collection: Additional materials


Abstract: Published libretti and scores by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan programs and other ephemera.


  • 19th-20th centuries

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.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


39 linear feet (77 boxes)
Collection includes published scores by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Also includes a few examples of their individual work.


  1. I. Printed music
  2. IA. Scores by Gilbert and Sullivan
  3. IB. Scores by Sullivan
  4. IC. Librettos including scores by Gilbert and others
  5. ID. Bound Scored
  6. II. Ephemera
  7. IIA. Programs
  8. IIB. Other Ephemera

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Forms part of the Frederic Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theater Collection).

General note

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

Processing Information

Processed by: Jennifer Lyons with the assistance of Andrea Cawelti, Vicki Denby, Adrien Hilton, Irina Klyagin, Skye Moses, Susan Pyzynski and Susan Wyssen.
Link to catalog
W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan collection: Additional materials, 19th-20th centuries: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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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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