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MS Thr 821

Sheet music featuring British composers, circa 1775-1986: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: pf
Call No.: MS Thr 821
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Sheet music featuring British composers,
Date(s): 1775-1986,
Date(s): (bulk) 1830-1930.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.25 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English , French, German, and other languages.
Abstract: Sheet music composed and signed by British composers or composers that were trained in Great Britian.

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 (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Krista Ferrante

Conditions Governing Access:

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:

Sheet Music Featuring British Composers, circa 1775-1986 (MS Thr 821). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Collection is arranged alphabetically by composer.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes printed sheet music predominently composed by British composers. In some cases the composers were from other parts of Europe but were trained in Great Britian. Some of the sheet music has been Inscribed by the composer.
Notable persons associated with this collection are: John Barnett, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Edward German, George Grossmith, George Frederic Handel, Theophilis Marzials, Tobias Matthay, Ciro Pinsuti, Landon Ronald, Charles Villiers Stanford, and William Vincent Wallace.


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

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