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MS Thr 554

Boston Theatre (Washington Street, Boston, Mass.). Boston Theatre (Washington Street, Boston, Mass.) orchestra music, circa 1860-1900: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 554
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Boston Theatre (Washington Street, Boston, Mass.)
Title: Boston Theatre (Washington Street, Boston, Mass.) orchestra music,
Date(s): 1860-1900.
Quantity: 1 collection (6.5 linear feet (26 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Music parts and scores by various composers and arrangers used by the Boston Theatre (Washington Street, Boston, Mass.) as occasional music for performances.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2009MT-37. Unknown source.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Monique Duhaime and Melanie Wisner

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.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Boston Theatre (Washington Street, Boston, Mass.) Orchestra Music, circa 1860-1900 (MS Thr 554). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Boston Theatre on Washington Street in Boston, Massachusetts, opened 11 September 1854 and was the second Boston Theatre in this location, rebuilt after the first structure was razed in 1852. The playhouse was designed by Edward and James Cabot and Jonathan Preston from plans by Henri Noury and it seated 3000.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by first title.

Scope and Contents

Parts and scores of miscellaneous music in manuscript and print, with arrangers noted where known.

General

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

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