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MS Thr 1002

Herbert, Victor,1859-1924. Victor Herbert letters to Marie Duval, 1922-1924: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 1002
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Herbert, Victor,1859-1924.
Title: Victor Herbert letters to Marie Duval,
Date(s): 1922-1924.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from American composer Victor Herbert to chorus girl, Marie Duval.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2013MT-18. Purchased with the Richard C. Marcus Theatre Fund; received: 2013 October 3.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt.

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.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Victor Herbert Letters to Marie Duval, 1922-1924 (MS Thr 1002). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Victor Herbert (1859-1924) was an Irish-born, German-raised American composer, cellist and conductor. Marie Duval was an aspiring singer working as a chorus girl in Baltimore, Maryland.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

28 autograph manuscript letters (signed) from Herbert to Duval in which he counsels her about her voice, grammar and future prospects in his or other shows in New York. He also discusses his own career. Letters begin in December of 1922 and end in April of 1924. Herbert died on 1924 May 26. It appears unlikely that Miss Duval made her debut as part of Herbert's entourage.

General

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

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