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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1625

Fredric Woodbridge Wilson collection of costume designs for theater, pantomime, musical comedy and opera

Collection of costume designs for musical theater and opera


  • 1841-1909

Language of Materials

Material is in English and French

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

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.

Conditions Governing Use

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


2 linear feet ( (2 boxes))

Collection includes costume designs for British, American and French theatrical productions from mid-19th century to early 20th century. Among them costume designs by Robert L. Bööcke, Archibald Chasemore, Eugene Lacoste, Charles Karl, as well as designs by unidentified designers, for a variety of productions, including drama Fabio le novice, opera Aida, set design for operetta The Gondoliers, pantomimes A Christmas Carol, and Mother Goose, and other productions. Also includes design for sheet music cover for Franco Leoni's Follia waltz.


Arranged alphabetically by the name of designer

Physical Location

Harvard Depository


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music.

Processing Information

Processed by Irina Klyagin
Link to catalog
Wilson, Fredric Woodbridge, collector. Fredric Woodbridge Wilson collection of costume designs for theater, musical comedy, pantomime and opera, 1841-1909: Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University
2017 May 8
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Repository Details

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