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Ms. Coll. 131

Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937. Correspondence, 1904-1937: Guide

Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Merritt Room
Call No.: Ms. Coll. 131
Repository: Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937.
Title: Correspondence,
Date(s): 1904-1937.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 file box)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Correspondence of music critic Richard Aldrich (1863-1937), primarily with American and English musical colleagues.

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Sarah Adams

Conditions Governing Use:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Historical Note

Richard Aldrich (1863-1937) graduated in 1885 from Harvard University, where he studied music with John Knowles Paine. After serving as music critic for the Providence Journal, the Evening Star in Washington, D.C., and various editorial posts at the New York Tribune, he was named the chief music critic to the New York Times in ca. 1902, a post he held until 1924. Aldrich also authored several books on music criticism and was an avid collector who put together one of the finest private music libraries, now a part of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard University.

Scope and Content

The collection contains 158 letters to Richard Aldrich, mostly from professional contacts in the music world, and 4 letters to his wife, Margaret Chanler Aldrich. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name.

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Additional Index Terms

Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937.
Aldrich, Margaret Chanler.
American Council of Learned Societies.
Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949.
Beethoven Association (New York, NY)
Bliss, Mildred Barnes, 1879-1969.
Clifton, Violet.
Coates,Albert, 1882-1953.
Cobbett, Walter Wilson, 1847-1937.
Colles, H.C. (Henry Cope), 1879-1943.
Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague, 1864-1953.
Dent, Edward Joseph, 1876-1957.
Fellowes, Edmund Horace, 1870-1951.
Fuller-Maitland, J.A. (John Alexander), 1856-1936.
Fox Strangways, A.H. (Arthur Henry), 1859-1948.
Goldmark, Rubin, 1872-1936.
Henderson, W.J. (William James), 1856-1937.
Kinkeldey, Otto, 1878-1966.
Landowska, Wanda.
Loeffler, Charles Martin, 1861-1935.
Ogden, Rollo, 1856-1937.
Parratt, Walter, Sir, 1841-1924.
Samuel, Harold, 1879-1937.
Schelling, Ernest, 1876-1939.
Scholes, Percy Alfred, 1877-1958.
Sharp, Cecil James, 1859-1924.
Smith, David Stanley, 1877-1949.
Spalding, Walter Raymond, 1865-1962.
Tertis, Lionel, 1876-1975.