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MS Thr 1625

Wilson, Fredric Woodbridge, collector. Fredric Woodbridge Wilson collection of costume designs for theater, musical comedy, pantomime and opera, 1841-1909: Guide

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 1625
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wilson, Fredric Woodbridge, collector.
Title: Fredric Woodbridge Wilson collection of costume designs for theater, pantomime, musical comedy and opera
Date(s): 1841-1909
Quantity: 2 linear feet ( (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Material is in English and French
Abstract: Collection of costume designs for musical theater and opera

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.

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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.

Conditions Governing Use:

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

Preferred Citation:

Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Costume Designs for Theater, Musical Comedy, Pantomime and Opera, 1841-1909 (MS Thr 1625). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by the name of designer

Scope and Contents

Collection includes costume designs for British, American and French theatrical productions from mid-19th century to early 20th century. Among them costume designs by Robert L. Bööcke, Archibald Chasemore, Eugene Lacoste, Charles Karl, as well as designs by unidentified designers, for a variety of productions, including drama Fabio le novice, opera Aida, set design for operetta The Gondoliers, pantomimes A Christmas Carol, and Mother Goose, and other productions. Also includes design for sheet music cover for Franco Leoni's Follia waltz.

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