Francis Gilbert Webb (1853-1941) was a
well-known English music critic and musicologist writing from the turn of the 19th century
until 1932 as 'Lancelot" of
The Referee. The collection
consists of the correspondence files of Mr. Webb and the correspondence of Lady Monckton and
a few other letters addressed to different people found in the Webb collection. The
correspondence in Webb's files includes letters from many music personalities such as Samuel
Coleridge Taylor, H. H. Lyell-Tayler, Sir Charles Parry, and Albert Visetti.
Francis Gilbert Webb (1853-1941) was a well-known English music critic and musicologist
writing from the turn of the 19th century until 1932 as 'Lancelot" of The Referee. He wrote for several dailies: The Yorkshire
The Observer, and The Sunday
Times. He was one of the founders of the Musical News
and the Folk Song Society, and co-authored two books on
music, Indian Music (1914) and Oostersche
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