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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 853
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Sheet music featuring the Grossmith family,
Date(s): 1823-1909 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of printed sheet music written, composed, or sung by the Grossmith family.
George Grossmith (1847-1912) was an English comedian, writer, composer, actor, and singer with a career that spanned four decades. He is well known for his creation of a series of characters in the comic operas of W.S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert (1836-1911) and Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900). Grossmith's son, George Grossmith (1874-1935), or George Grossmith, Jr., followed in his father's footsteps as an actor, theatre producer and manager, director, playwright and songwriter. George Grossmith Jr. is well remembered for his work in and with Edwardian musical comedies, as well as being an innovator in bringing cabaret and revue to the London stage.
Arranged alphabetically by title of sheet music.
Collection includes printed sheet music and sheet music covers that were written, composed, or sung by either George Grossmith (1847-1912) or his son George Grossmith (1874-1935). Many of the items are undated.
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