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Webb (Francis Gilbert) Correspondence Collection
SC.FGW  
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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Francis Gilbert Webb Correspondence Collection
    Creator: Webb, Francis Gilbert, 1853-1941
    Identifier/Call Number: SC.FGW
    Extent: 2.50 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1769-1934
    Date (bulk): 1889-1915
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Biographical Information:

    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 Post, The Standard, Morning Post, Daily Telegraph, 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 muziek (1921).

    Scope and Contents

    The Francis Gilbert Webb Correspondence Collection consists of the correspondence files of Mr. Webb, the correspondence of Lady Monckton, and a few other letters addressed to different people. 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. Internal evidence in the collection does not explain how Lady Monckton's correspondence became part of Francis Webb's collection. Lady Monckton was the mother of Lionel Monckton, a friend of Webb. Lady Monckton, an amateur actress, was married to Sir John Monckton, London's town clerk. The collection is divided into two series: Webb Correspondence (1889-1934) and Lady Monckton and other Correspondence (1769-1933).
    Series I, Webb Correspondence, consists of letters written to Webb. They were written during the years 1889 through 1934 with most dating from 1889-1915. The authors were contemporary musical figures and readers of Webb's reviews.
    Series II, Lady Monckton and other Correspondence, consists of 312 letters addressed to Lady Mockton and others. They are from musical, literary, theatrical, and political figures written between 1769 and 1933 with most having 19th century dates.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Webb Correspondence, 1889-1934
    Series II: Lady Monckton and other Correspondence, 1769-1933

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    ca. 1970s

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    Processing Information:

    Tony Gardner

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