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MS Thr 766

Correspondence and other papers of Arthur Sullivan, W. S. Gilbert, and related persons, 1834-1979: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Thr 766
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Correspondence and other papers of Arthur Sullivan, W. S. Gilbert, and related persons,
Date(s): 1834-1979.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.25 linear feet (4 boxes and 1 portfolio box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are primarily in English. Some materials in French and German.
Abstract: 19th and 20th-century correspondence and papers of Arthur Sullivan, W. S. Gilbert, and other related persons.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett ; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Correspondence and Other Papers of Arthur Sullivan, W. S. Gilbert, and Related Persons, 1834-1979 (MS Thr 766). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Sullivan was an English composer. W. S. Gilbert was a English dramatist.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection is comprised of 19th and 20th-century correspondence from Arthur Sullivan, W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, and their peers in the theater and music world including F. C. (Francis Cowley) Burnand, Rupert D'Oyly Carte, George Grossmith, and Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, among others. Additional papers in this collection include manuscript music, librettos, drawings, contracts, and signatures. All materials in the collection relate in some manner to Gilbert and Sullivan, their work, and/or their peers. Many items include dealer information and pricing.

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