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Finding Aid for the Miklos Rozsa collection of music letters, photographs, and other material 0329
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Box 1, Folder 1

Arditi, Luigi 1895 May 24

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Four bars of music from Il Bacio on a signed, small card, from London.
Box 1, Folder 2

Aubert, Esprit undated

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Signed 1 page letter to composer Capecelatro regarding the poems of Crosnier.
Box 1, Folder 3

Barbirolli, Sir John 1955

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Signed 1 page letter to "My Dear Paddy".
Box 1, Folder 4

Beerbohm, Max 1900 June 3

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Signed letter with envelope, 2 1/4 pages, from London to Mrs. Henry Harland, commenting on her husband's book "The Cardinal's Snuff Box".
Box 1, Folder 5

Bellini, Vincenzo 1833 December

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Signed 1 page letter to Sr. Nasi.
Box 1, Folder 6

Berlioz, Hector 1853 December 22

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Signed 1 page letter to Mrs. Bamps in Brussels requesting information on Ardien Carnier. With postcard photograph.
Box 1, Folder 7

Brahms, Johannes undated

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Correspondence card signed "JB". To pianist Ilona Eibenschutz discussing a visit.
Box 1, Folder 8

Britten, Benjamin undated

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1) Note from Athens, signed "Ben" on engraved stationery. 2) Calling card signed "Ben" and inscribed "Thank you for the birthday wishes".
Box 1, Folder 9

Bruch, Max 1881 February 3

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Signed 2 page letter to Goldschmidt regarding financial assistance given to Bruch.
Box 1, Folder 10

Bulow, Baron Hans Guido von 1868 February 15, 1888 August, 1890 March 27

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1) Signed 1 1/2 page letter in Frenchy from Munich to Professor Salvator De Marchesi in Cologne. Content mentions the translation of Lohengrin. 2) Signed 1 1/2 page letter in Italian, from Berlin, on mourning stationery. To "Adored Friend". Thanks for the telegram, he will leave for Munich. 3) Signed page from an autograph book; inscription reads "More sarsparilla If you please". On reverse "Truly yours/Thomas Dixon, jr./Apr. 7 '90". Boston.
Box 1, Folder 11

Chabrier, Emmanuel 1890 June 12, undated

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1) Signed 1/2 page letter from La Membrolle. Invitation to a friend. 2) Signed 1 page letter from Membrolle. In pencil. 3) Signed 1 page letter from Cafe Superbe.
Box 1, Folder 12

Charpentier, Gustave 1932 June 13, undated

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1) Typewritten signed 1 page letter from Paris. Cover addressed to M. Emile Drain. Discusses his "Poemes Chantes" on Radio Paris. 2) Signed 3 page letter to "Dear Friend". Sends thanks for masterpiece. 3) Signed letter to Lucien Descave on Pneumatique stationery.
Box 1, Folder 13

Cherubini, Maria Luigi 1838

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Unsigned music score on lined music paper.
Box 1, Folder 14

D'Albert, Eugene 1892 November 24

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Signed 1 page manuscript from Coswig consisting of two bars of music.
Box 1, Folder 15

Debussy, Claude 1896 November 11, 1899 January 12, undated

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1) Signed 1 page letter from Paris to Georges Hartman. 2) Signed 1/2 page letter from Lundi to Mons. Hartman. "He will be happy to receive the material". Attached to visiting card signed "CD" in which he mentions "Nuit Blanche". 3) Signed 1 page letter with a black border, from, 80 Avenue Du Bois De Boulogne. A four-line note to his "dear friend". 4) Signed 1 page letter from Lund. To "Cher Madam". Contents state that he is in fear of something.
Box 1, Folder 16

Delibes, Leo undated

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Signed 2 1/2 page letter from Paris to the Count De Royderville thanking him for a present.
Box 1, Folder 17

Donizetti, Gaetano 1839 July 16, 1842 December 30

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1) Signed 1 page letter of introduction for a young Frenchman of a distinguished family, sent from Parma to Monsieur D'Bonola in Milan. 2) Signed 1/2 page letter to his collaborator regarding a meeting with Louis Crosnier.
Box 1, Folder 18

Elgar, Sir Edward 1931 July 9, circa 1932

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1) Signed 1 page letter from Worcester to Herbert Howells, thanking him for the kind note, he has been ill. 2) Unsigned Christmas card.
Box 1, Folder 19

Falla, Manuel de circa 1930

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Signed 1 page letter to Countess De Chalmont Quitry. Regrets he cannot accept an invitation.
Box 1, Folder 20

Faure, Gabriel undated

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Signed 1 page letter to Henry Gauthier Villars about the originality of his dedication.
Box 1, Folder 21

Flotow, Baron Friedrich von undated

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Signed 1 page letter to Lovy, the director of a music magazine in regards to sending a contribution.
Box 1, Folder 22

Giordano, Umberto 1896 June 17

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Signed 2 page letter from Milan. He would be glad to pay tribute to Donizetti but has a contract to fulfill.
Box 1, Folder 23

Goldmark, Karl 1891, 1897

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1) Signed 3 page letter from Gmunden, to the critic Hanslik with arrequest for money; he is going to Milan. 2) Signed 2 page letter from Vienna to Hanslik about a performance of "The Queen of Sheba"; not very good, but it gave him much pleasure.
Box 1, Folder 24

Gounod, Charles 1848 January 4, 1858 July, 1868 June 10, 1873 October 30

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1) Signed 1 page letter to Auguste, contents are of a social nature. 2) Signed 1 page letter written on the "Theatre Lyrique" stationery, in regards to "Sapho" and "Medicin Malgre Lui". 3) Signed 2 page letter from Margate, addressed to Edith. He reports (in English) that he has many new works. 4) Signed music manuscript with arrangement for four male voices, titled "Adagio".
Box 1, Folder 25

Grieg, Edward 1883 October 18, 1898 December 21, 1894 April 30

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1) Signed 1 page letter from Leipzig, to Board of Directors of the Museum Concerts in Frankfort-on-Main. 2) Signed 2 page letter from Copenhagen, to the Pianist of the Court, regarding various artists. 3) Signed 1 page music manuscript with envelope addressed to Edith Fleury. First two double bars of his "A Minor Piano Concerto".
Box 1, Folder 26

Holst, Gustav von 1911 November 2

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Signed typewritten 1/2 page document from London. This is a receipt for the rights to Autumn Song given to his publisher.
Box 1, Folder 27

Humperdinck, Engelbert undated

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Signed note with bar of music.
Box 2, Folder 1

Indy, Vincent d' 1892 February 25, 1894 March 24, 1907 January 6, undated

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1) Signed 1 page lined music manuscript with seven bars of music. "Jour D'Ete A La Montagne". 2) Signed 1 page letter from Paris regarding a concert on 14 May with Pleyel. 3) Signed note labeled "Vendredi Soir". Content regarding an appointment. 4) Signed 1 page letter from Paris to "Chere Madame".
Box 1, Folder 28

Lalo, Edouard undated

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Signed letter to "Dear Friend" regarding meetings and correspondence.
Box 1, Folder 29

Lehar, Franz 1941 September 2

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Mounted, signed photographs inscribed with musical notation.
Box 2, Folder 2

Leoncavallo, Ruggiero 1897 December 29, 1898 September 30, undated

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1) Signed 3 page letter from Pallanza. Contents are about his La Boheme. 2) Signed 3 page letter from Perugia discussing the score for his Opera "I Medici", the German translation of which is in Berlin; noting that La Boheme will be given in Nice this winter; and mentioning Pagliacci and Der Roland. 3) Signed 2 page letter to Baron A. Castrone in which he states that ill health prevents a meeting with the Marquis.
Box 1, Folder 30

Leschetizky, Theodor 1908 March 9

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Signed 1 1/2 page letter with vignette at the top with a reproduction of his signed photo (1905).
Box 1, Folder 31

Liszt, Franz 1845 November 9, 1846 January 16, 1853 November 21, 1877 July 28, 1880 April 14, undated

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1) Signed 1 1/2 page letter from Weimar, with portrait. Thanks recipient for collection of old Italian Masters and asks for copies of Caecilia. 2) Signed letter, with envelope, to Helene Knapp. 3) Signed letter from Wiemar, to "My Dear Friend". 4) Signed letter to the Grand Duchess of Saxe, in French. His letter includes a concert program which includes compositions of Spohr, Berlioz, Schubert and Mendelssohn. Performing artists are noted. 5) Signed 3 page letter from Paris to George Sand at Lachatre. She should come to see Marie D'Agoult. He is very busy but he wants to see her. 6) Signed 2 1/2 page letter to the sculptor Mercier regarding railroad stock. 7) Signed 4 page letter, in French, from Lille, to Mercier the sculptor regarding personal business.
Box 2, Folder 3

Malipiero, G. Francesco 1883 December 22

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Signed 4 page letter from Asolo, to his collaborator, "Caro Oppo".
Box 1, Folder 32

Mascagni, Pietro 1906 May 1

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Signed 4 page letter with envelope from Florence yo Alberto Avena discussing the orchestra he will need for a performance in Rome on the 24th.
Box 1, Folder 33

Massenet, Jules 1894 April 27, 1900, undated

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1) Signed 2 page letter with envelope from Paris to Madame Campbell Clarke. Friendly social letter with tiny excerpt from "Alleluia". 2) Signed 2 page letter from Paris with bars of music. To "Dear Madame", mentions Manon. 3) Signed manuscript with two bars of music from Thais, with picture of Massenet.
Box 2, Folder 4

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix 1833, 1836-1839, 1842 October 6, 1842 January 23, 1844 November

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1) Signed 1 page letter to Madame Privy Councillor A. Krause. Signed "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy". 2) Signed 1 1/ 2 page letter from Berlin. He does not have a free day to play for his correspondent's friend. 3) Signed 4 page letter from Berlin to My Dear Friends, refers to his work. 4) Signed 1 page letter from Berlin about a pantomime of his "Antigone" with Lea Felicia Paulina Mendelssohn, mother of Felix Mendelssohn. 5) Three lengthy signed letters, one to Ferdinand David the Concert Master and composer.
Box 1, Folder 34

Messager, Andre 1911 November 16

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Signed 1/2 page note from Paris to the critic, Calvocoressi. It is an invitation to the Opera.
Box 2, Folder 5

Meyerbeer, Giacomo 1839 January 9, undated

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1) Signed 1 page letter in French. He is indisposed, and he cannot meet the members of the Dramatic Commission. 2) Signed 1 page letter in which he writes that the opera "Martha" is finished, but he must work on it for another month. 3) Signed 1 page letter in which he writes that he has succeeded in getting two passes for the Director Of the Opera. 4) Signed 1 page letter about making an appointment. 5) Autographed engraving. 6) Signed letter in German.
Box 1, Folder 35

Moscheles, Ignaz 1839 July 5, 1855 January 21

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1) Signed note from Leipzig to Dr. Jelnik. 2) Signed note from London.
Box 1, Folder 36

Offenbach, Jacques undated

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1) Signed 2 1/2 page letter on "Theatre De La Gaiete" stationery, to Adelina Patti, praising her work as "Valencia". 2) Initialed note on his stationery.
Box 1, Folder 37

Paderewski, Ignace Jan 1893 January 15

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Two double bars of music on card, inscribed "Buffalo" with date and "Concerto Opus 17".
Box 1, Folder 38

Pierne, Gabriel 1919

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Signed 1 page manuscript with three bars of music from his "Quintette pour piano". Notes and titles in his hand.
Box 2, Folder 6

Prokofieff, Lina 1930 September 20, 1931 May 7

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Two signed letters in English to Mrs. Vladimir Bashkiroff. Contents are social comments.
Box 1, Folder 39

Puccini, Giacomo 1906 November 21, 1906 December 23, 1910 November 6, 1911 October 9, 1912 September 25, 1913 January 24, 1916 May 26

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1) Signed letter to Tonino (Antonio Bettolacci) regarding his travel plans to Milan and then Paris. 2) Signed letter from Milan, stating his desire to visit with his correspondent, however, work on the libretto has taken all his time. 3) Signed card with "Minnie's Theme" from The Girl From The Golden West. 4) Signed letter from Milan to M. Kufferath in Brussels. 5) Signed letter from Torre Del Lago, to "Caro Maestro". 6) Signed letter from Torre Del Lago to Giacchi Rodolfo in the war zone. 7) Signed letter from Paris to Dr. Vannice thanking him for the favorable medical report.
Box 1, Folder 40

Rachmaninoff, Sergei 1906, 1916 March 12

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1) Initials "C.P." in Cyrillic on small card, with brief note in Russian. "Birthday greeting to Nina Koshetz". Several bars of music, "Theme from Etudes-Tableaux, Opus 39", written in pencil (two pieces). 2) Signed and laminated photograph, 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches. Inscribed on mount in Cyrillic to Russian singer Nina Koshetz. Three bars of music in his own hand, with numerous notes from his famous song, "The Children".
Box 1, Folder 41

Ravel, Maurice circa 1898

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Signed 2 page letter, "Dear Master. Thanks for assistance during rehearsal."
Box 1, Folder 42

Reinecke, Carl 1892 May 18, undated

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1) Signed 1 page music manuscript from Leipzig. Seven bars of music from his "Prelude, Opus 165". 2) Photograph by Georg Brokesch, Leipzig.
Box 1, Folder 43

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai 1892 January 21

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Signed 1 page letter with envelope from St. Petersburg to Isadore Philipp, the French pianist, in Paris. Thanks him for the clippings and mentions Lizst.
Box 2, Folder 7

Rossini, Gioachino 1834, 1836 November 19

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1) Signed 1 page letter to Mr. Baldwin. He is sending a letter to Mr. Chembers. 2) Signed 1 1/2 page letter from Bologne to A. Doria with address panel. Framed together with a decorative lined music page with a few notes written in his hand.
Box 1, Folder 44

Rubinstein, Anton 1855 February 7, 1879, 1882 March 11

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1) Signed 1 page letter from Berlin in German, with engraving. 2) Signed small card in French. To M. Pasdeloup. 3) One note, from Albany.
Box 1, Folder 45

Saint-Saens, Camille undated

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Signed 1 1/2 page letter to G. He hopes to finish his Opera, Samson Et Dalila before he goes to the country.
Box 1, Folder 46

Sargent, Sir Malcolm 1947 September 29

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Signed letter on his printed stationery, from Kensington, England, to "My dear Paddy". Sorry you were too ill for the Festival etc. signed "Malcolm".
Box 1, Folder 47

Schumann, Clara 1892 October 14

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Signed letter with envelope, inscribed on both sides of correspondence card, from Frankfurt to Frau Hermine Claar.
Box 1, Folder 48

Sibelius, Jean undated

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Signed music manuscript. Three bars of music from Opus 82 Symphony V.
Box 2, Folder 8

Spontini, Gaspare 1830 November 1, 1831 September 25

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1) Signed 1/2 page letter to Music Director Stegmayer in Berlin regarding appreciation of his correspondent's music. 2) Signed 1 page letter from Paris to the administrator. He wants a conference concerning the Athenians and the Vestal.
Box 2, Folder 9

Strauss, Johann 1892 March 14

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1) Signed 6 page letter to the publisher Simrock about his new operetta, a waltz, and a polka. 2) 2 page music folio marked "No. 2" (Der Lustige Krieg).
Box 2, Folder 10

Strauss, Richard 1907 September 20, 1927, 1931 November 30, 1946 November 29, 1947 January 1

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1) Signed 1/2 page letter from Berlin, stating that he will not conduct in Munich. 2) Signed 1 page letter from Garmisch to Mr. Tindall, Strauss's manager in Hollywood. 3) Signed 1 page music manuscript with three bars of music identified by previous owner on verso as being from Elektra. 4) Signed 5 page letter in German from Zurich to Lionel Barrymore in which he explains his relationship with the Nazi Party. He states how he did not cooperate with Dr. Goebbels because his grandchildren would suffer. He would have liked very much to have come to Southern California. 5) Signed letter from Baden.
Box 1, Folder 49

Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich 1889 December 9

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Signed (large signature) 1 page letter in French from Moscow to E. Elias on his blue monogrammed stationery. An apology for not answering sooner. On verso are 4 double bars of music from "Andante Cantabile".
Box 1, Folder 50

Thomas, Ambroise 1866 October 2

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Signed note with thanks for the cigars and pleasant memories.
Box 1, Folder 51

Vaughan Williams, Ralph 1931 June 21, 1955 January 1

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1) Signed 1 1/ 2 page letter from Dorking to Mr. Mase about the piano score for Job. 2) Signed letter from London to Paddy, re J.S.B." hotting up choral tunes".
Box 1, Folder 52

Verdi, Guiseppe circa 1883 April 10, 1893 February 9, undated

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1) Signed 1 page letter from Genoa to Dr. Angaro. It is not true that he wants to set Patrie by Sardou to music. He is thinking of not writing any other operas. 2) Signed 1 page letter to Cavaliere Alair in which he asks for the violin parts in the symphony played in the House of Angiolini and to send the full score. 3) Conclusion of signed 1/2 page letter regarding seats for the Premiere of Falstaff.
Box 1, Folder 53

Vieuxtemps, Henri 1877 January 12

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Signed 1 page letter to M. Colone asking for four tickets.
Box 1, Folder 54

Wagner, Cosima 1875 June 24

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Signed 2 1/2 page letter with envelope from Bayreut to Frau Wolf-Oppenheimer. Unless her correspondent arrives on 15 July, she will miss Das Rheingold.
Box 1, Folder 55

Wagner, Minna 1856 February 20

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Signed 6 page letter from Zurich to Mrs. Kimmer regarding her husband's health and his work. She mentiones that Tannhauser was performed eight times in Berlin.
Box 1, Folder 56

Wagner, Richard 1870 October 23, undated

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1) Signed 1 page letter from Vienna with brief postscript on verso and two hastily drawn bars of music (initialed). 2) Signed 1 page letter from Lucerne. He regards his correspondent's work as very outstanding. With engraving.
Box 2, Folder 11

Wagner, Siegfried 1895 April 18, 1924 February 26, undated

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1) Letter from Bayreuth regarding a meeting and mentioning a poem. 2) Signed postcard to L.A. from Struth. 3) Postcard picture of Siegfried and family. 4) Large family photograph.
Box 1, Folder 57

Wallace, Lew circa 1881

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Letter signed as Minister to Turkey, written from London.
Box 1, Folder 58

Walter, Bruno 1939 August 5, 1941

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1) Signed photograph with inscription to Miklos Rozsa in white ink. 2) Letter to Rozsa from St. Moritz.
Box 1, Folder 59

Walton, Sir William 1971 January 15, undated

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1) Signed music manuscript with six double bars of music, words from Anon In Love. 2) Signed letter to Paddy re invitation, and composition.
Box 1, Folder 60

Wood, Henry J. 1931 April 7

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Signed letter on "Chorley Wood" stationery, to Mr. Hadley. Social content, asking if he can come to tea.
Box 2, Folder 12

Louis XlV 14 May 1670

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Signed letter from Arras, to "Mon Cousin", discussing his satisfaction with services rendered.