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Lind (Jenny) collection
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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Access

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Jenny Lind collection
    source: Stark, Samuel
    Identifier/Call Number: M0076
    Identifier/Call Number: 295
    Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1835-1919
    Abstract: Collection of material concerning 19th century singer and celebrity Jenny Lind.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains correspondence (1835-1919), financial papers, musical compositions, and other papers. Included are published and unpublished biographical material about Miss Lind, a manuscript copy of her contract with P. T. Barnum (1849), scores used by her in concerts and dedication pieces of contemporary composers, an autobiographical sketch of Otto Goldschmidt, papers pertaining to his composition "Ruth" and his work with the Bach Choir of London, manuscripts of his musical compositions, and compositions by Julius Benedict (1804-1885), Niels W. Gade (1817-1890), Adolf F. Lindblad (1801-1878), and Karl Reinecke (1824-1910).

    Biographical / Historical

    Jenny Lind, born Johanna Maria Lind in Stockholm, Sweden, 6 October 1820, was an operatic and oratorio soprano who made her debut in Stockholm in 1838. Her final opera appearance was in 1849. In 1850 she toured the United States with P. T. Barnum and in 1852 married her accompaniest, Otto Goldschmidt. Lind and her husband lived in Dresden, Germany and from 1856 on, in England. She died 2 November 1887.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Jenny Lind Collection, M0076, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Formerly in the possession of Mrs. Frank Waters, a great grand-daughter of Miss Lind. Sold to a dealer who in turn sold it to Mr. Samuel Stark. Mr. Stark gave it to Stanford in the summer of 1963.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Music -- History
    Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887
    Stark, Samuel