Finding Aid for the Collection of Musicians' Autographs, 1783-1919

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Finding Aid for the Collection of Musicians' Autographs, 1783-1919

Collection number: 602

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Musicians' Autographs,
Date (inclusive): 1783-1919
Collection number: 602
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Walter Slezak, 1947.
Collection originally assembled by Walter Slezak.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Musicians' Autographs (Collection 602). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection contains musicians' holographs, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Max Bruch, Ferruccio Bevenuto Busoni, Luigi Cherubini, Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Charles Francois Gounod, Edvard Hagerup Grieg, Franz Liszt, Gustav Mahler, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Engelbert Humperdinck, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Gioacchino Rossini, Camille Saint-Saëns, Giuseppe Verdi, and Richard Wagner. Collection also contains autographs by historical and literary figures such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Mark Twain, Marquis de Lafayette, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Rudyard Kipling, and Victor Hugo.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Musicians--Autographs.


Container List

 

Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827

Box 1, Folder 1

Sheet music of "Resignation"

Physical Description: Autographed, 1 sheet.
Box 1, Folder 1

Sheet music (manuscript)

Physical Description: Holograph, 2 sheets.
 

Boieldieu, François Adrien, 1775-1834

Box 1, Folder 2

Letter, in French

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Bossi, Marco Enrico, 1861-1925

Box 1, Folder 3

Sheet music: "Alle LL. AA. RR. Le Principe e la Principessa di Napoli Marcia Nuziale Lavoja=Petrovich di M. Enrico Bossi." (manuscript)

Physical Description: Holograph, with Bossi autograph.
 

Brüll, Ignaz, 1846-1907

Box 1, Folder 7

Sheet music: "Schmetterling" (manuscript)

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 item.
 

Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897

Box 1, Folder 4

Postcard

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 item.
 

Browning, Elizabeth (Barrett), 1806-1861

Box 1, Folder 5

Poem, "Meditations"

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Bruch, Max, 1838-1920

Box 1, Folder 6

Card.

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 item.
 

Busoni, Ferruccio Benvenuto, 1866-1924

Box 1, Folder 8

Score: "Cortege..." (manuscript)

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 item, 36 pages.
 

Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842

Box 1, Folder 9

Letter, in French, with envelope and portrait 1804

Physical Description: Holograph, 2 leaves, with portrait of Cherubini.
 

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910

Box 1, Folder 10

Notecard inscribed "Be good and you will be lonesome" 1899

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 item. Autographed, "Mark Twain."
 

Flotow, Friedrich von, 1812-1883

Box 1, Folder 11

Letter April 16, 1899

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Gluck, Christoph Willibald von, 1714-1787

Box 1, Folder 12

Letter, envelope with broken seal. November 1783

Physical Description: Holograph, 2 leaves.
Box 1, Folder 12

Portrait of Gluck from unknown publication

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Gounod, Charles François, 1818-1893

Box 1, Folder 13

Letter, in French

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Grieg, Edvard Hagerup, 1843-1907

Box 1, Folder 14

Postcard November 9, 1900

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 item.
 

Grillparzer, Franz, 1791-1872

Box 1, Folder 15

Letter, with envelope and seal 1861

Physical Description: Holograph, 2 leaves.
 

Halévy, Kaqies François Fromental Elias, 1799-1862

Box 1, Folder 16

Letter, in French. April, 1819.

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Hugo, Victor Marie, comte, 1802-1885

Box 1, Folder 25

Letter, in French

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Humperdinck, Engelbert, 1854-1921

Box 1, Folder 24

Postcard, in German

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 item.
 

Kienzl, Wilhelm, 1857-1941

Box 1, Folder 17

Postcard, in German.

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 item.
 

Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

Box 1, Folder 23

Letter May 6, 1988

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Ives Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

Box 1, Folder 18

Letter, in French January 31, 1792

Physical Description: Holograph, 2 leaves.
 

Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886

Box 1, Folder 20

Letter, in German May 30, 1880

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
Box 1, Folder 20

3 portraits of Liszt from unidentified publications

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1, Folder 20

Sheet music (manuscript)

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 sheet.
 

Longfellow, Henry Wadsorth, 1807-1887

Box 1, Folder 19

Letter February 24, 1863

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911

Box 1, Folder 21

Letter

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Mendelsohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1885

Box 1, Folder 22

Sheet music (manuscript)

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 sheet.
Box 1, Folder 22

Mendelsohn autograph

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864

Box 1, Folder 26

Letter, in French

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Rossini, Gioacchino Antonio, 1792-1868

Box 1, Folder 27

Letter, in French 1932

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Saint Saens, Camille, 1855-1921

 

[item(s) missing, 7/24/2008 - Olvera]

 

Schumann, Clara, 1819-1896

Box 1, Folder 32

Postcard

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 item.
 

Spontini, Gasparo Luigi Pacifico, 1774-1851

Box 1, Folder 28

Letter, in French April 19, 1935

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf.
 

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901

Box 1, Folder 30

Portrait of Giuseppe Verdi from unidentified publication

Box 1, Folder 30

Card, in Italian, with envelope 1896

Physical Description: Holograph, 2 items.
 

Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883

Box 1, Folder 31

Portrait of Richard Wagner from unknown publication

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 31

Letter, in German February 10, 1877

Physical Description: Holograph, 1 leaf. Typescript of translation of letter from German to English.