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COLLECTION Identifier: Ms. Coll. 131


Correspondence of music critic Richard Aldrich (1863-1937), primarily with American and English musical colleagues.


  • 1904-1937.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to the collection is unrestricted.


1 collection (1 file box)

The collection contains 158 letters to Richard Aldrich, mostly from professional contacts in the music world, and 4 letters to his wife, Margaret Chanler Aldrich. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name.

Historical Note

Richard Aldrich (1863-1937) graduated in 1885 from Harvard University, where he studied music with John Knowles Paine. After serving as music critic for the Providence Journal, the Evening Star in Washington, D.C., and various editorial posts at the New York Tribune, he was named the chief music critic to the New York Times in ca. 1902, a post he held until 1924. Aldrich also authored several books on music criticism and was an avid collector who put together one of the finest private music libraries, now a part of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard University.

Physical Location

Merritt Room

Processing Information

Processed by: Sarah Adams
Link to catalog
Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937. Correspondence, 1904-1937: Guide
Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Loeb Music Library Repository

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