Guide to the Jenny Lind Collection M0076

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Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Jenny Lind collection
Identifier/Call Number: M0076
Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1835-1919

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 Included are published and unpublished biographical material about Miss Lind, a manuscript copy of her contract with P. T. Barnum (1849), scores used by her in concerts and dedication pieces of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

box 1, folder 1

Albumblatt. Ms score. Aug 15, 1852. Unframed. Silk needlepoint band, "Jenny" 1873

box 1, folder 2

Amicorum Album, "Dedie a Amalie Marie Constance Fellborg, 1825" 1825-1835

box 1, folder 3

Lind Biographical material (published and unpublished)

box 1, folder 4

Lind Letters, (22 letters) 1835-1860

box 1, folder 5

Lind Letters received (3 letters)

box 1, folder 6

Manuscript copy of contract with P. T. Barnum (Swedish translation) Nov. 6, 1849

box 1, folder 7

Financial document Sept. 8, 1860

box 1, folder 8

Ms ledgers and other financial papers 1848-1849 and 1867, 1871

box 1, folder 9

Photos, prints and other artwork

box 1, folder 10

Manuscript score (4 p.). The evening bells; Oft in the stilly night; Flow on thou shining river; So warmly we met; and two notes containing song texts.

box 1, folder 11

Swedish attorney document, July 13, 1855.

box 1, folder 12

Manuscript vocal exercise book, Royal College of Music

box 1, folder 13

Manuscript choral music, "an Jenny Lind vom Deutschen Liederkranze" New York Sept. 12, 1850

box 1, folder 14

Mrs. Raymond Maude papers, related to Lind's centennial and legacy

box 2, folder 15

Bound volume of vocal music by Jacob Josefson. Sanger vid Fortepiano, op. 5. Stockholm : Hirsch, [18--?]

Container Summary: Bound volume of music
box 2, folder 16

Bound volume of vocal music. Gade, Niels. Sex Danske Sange. Kiobenhavn: Lose & Olsen, [18--?]; Sange af Agnete og Havfruerne, op. 3. Kjobenhavn, Lose & Olsen

Container Summary: Bound volume of music
box 2, folder 17

Bound volume of vocal music. Sanger vid Forte-Piano Mademoiselle Jenny Lind tillegnade af Evert af Georgii. Stockholm: Hedbom, [18--?]

Container Summary: Bound volume of music
box 2, folder 18

Bound volume of vocal music by Wilhelm Taubert. Sechs Deutsche Lieder. Leipzig: Hofmeister, 1859; Sechs Deutsche Liederwolf Lieder, op. 9. Berlin: Schlesinger, [18--?]; Sechs Deutsche Lieder, op. 12. Leipzig: Hofmeister, [18--?]; 12 Lieder Sang der Liebe, op. 17/1. Berlin: Schlesinger, [18--?]; 12 Lieder Sang der Liebe, op. 17/2. Berlin: Schlesinger, [18--?]; 12 Gesaenge, op. 27/1. Berlin: Schlesinger, [18--?]; Stimmen der Volker, op.16

Container Summary: Bound volume of music
box 2, folder 19

Bound volume of vocal music by Jul. Weiss. Die Wasernixe, op. 18; Drei Gesange, op. 14. Berlin: Bote & Bock, [18--?]

Container Summary: Bound volume of music
box 2, folder 20

Bellini, Vincenzo. Norma. Piano/vocal score. Wien: Diabelli & Cie., [1835?]. Duets and trios. Anotations likely in Lind's hand

Container Summary: Bound volume of music
Box 5

Two bound volumes of music prepared for Lind's American tour. Print and manuscript, with annotations. London: "James Henry Mapleson, Music Librarian and Transcriber of Music to Her Majesty's Theatre"

box 3, folder 22

Goldschmidt. Otto. Four duets, op. 18/1. London: Cramer, [18--?]

box 3, folder 23

Papers, letters, clippings, and other miscellany related to the performance of Goldschmidt's pastoral, "Ruth"

box 3, folder 24

Goldschmidt - Mendelssohn Scholarship Foundation

box 3, folder 25

Otto Goldschmidt, ms autobiographical notes

box 3, folder 26

Otto Goldschmidt. Mrs. Maude's copy of will dated April 30, 1906 (typescript), and epitome of the will, dated July 16, 1883 (ms) and epitome of codicils, 1885-1899 April 30, 1906, July 16, 1883, 1885-1899

box 3, folder 27

Ledgers for concerts given 1855-1856

box 3, folder 28

Otto Goldschmidt and heirs. Misc. financial papers

box 3, folder 29

Otto Goldschmidt. Transfer of copyright for 12 Studies, op. 13

box 3, folder 30

Materials related to the London Bach Choir and the centennial performance of the B minor mass

box 3, folder 31

Otto Goldschmidt, letters (18) 1857-1907

box 3, folder 32

Letters to Otto Goldschmidt (1860-1907) and regarding (1919) 1860-1907, 1919

box 4, folder 33

Goldschmidt. Ruth: a sacred pastoral, op. 20. Piano/vocal. London: Lamborn Cock, Addison, & Co., [18--?]; Ms excerpt of No. 36, "O Lord I will praise thee"

box 4, folder 34

Bach. Missa Brevis. Hybrid print/ms volume with Goldschmidt's edits

box 4, folder 35

Goldschmidt. Manuscript scores, 1848-1904

box 4, folder 36

Hopkins, C.J. "Fare thee well" ms score ded. Lind, and accompanying letter

box 4, folder 37

Taubert. "Ich muss nun einmal singen" (op. 74/1) ms score 1847

box 4, folder 38

Jenny Lind's music. Ms and print scores from which she sang and sheet music which is dedicated to her. The music is by Jules Benedict, Donizetti, F. Chopin, N. Dalayrac, Carl Reinecke, F. Mendelssohn, Edwin Tiedner, Beethoven and Belletti

box 4, folder 39

Lindblad. Der schlottergebub. Bonn: Simrock, [18--?]

box 4, folder 40

Meyerbeer. Fatal moment! London: Chappell, [18--?]

box 4, folder 41

Gade. Bilder der Jahres, Sommernacht. Op. 51. Leipig: Kistner, [18--?] 1877

box 4, folder 42

Benedict. "Greeting to America" ms full score Sept., 1850

box 4, folder 43

Beethoven, Fidelio. No. 13 Trio. Includes Lind's annotations