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14 letters from F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy to Charles Coventry, of Coventry and Hollier, Music Publishers, London, 11 Nov 1837-20 Mar 1846

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn d. 55

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Quoted by Elise Polko in Reminiscences (tr. Lady Wallace, 1869, pp. 245-248) and by F.G. Edwards in a lecture, 'Mendelssohn's Organ Works', Inc. Society of Musicians, 8 Dec 1894. Copies by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's granddaughters E.C. and M.D. Benecke of Coventry's letters to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy are on fols. 24-33.


  • 11 Nov 1837-20 Mar 1846


36 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • German
  • English


MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn d. 55

Custodial History

Owned by William Sterndale Bennett. Bought by T.W. Taphouse at Bennett's sale 26 Apr 1875, for Thomas Case (see MS. M. Denek Mendelssohn e. 2, fols. 69v-70).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought with the help of a donation from Albi Rosenthal, Sotheby's sale, 14 Jun 1976 (lot 141).

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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