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Guard-book containing letters and other papers of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 1830-1973

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MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 25

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1 (fols. 1-2) To N. Simrock. Berlin, 10 Jul [18]38. Printed in Rudolf Elvers, F.M.B. Briefe an deutsche Verleger. (Berlin, 1968), p. 218. Bought by Miss M. Deneke, Sotheby's sale 19 Dec 1960, lot 171.

2 (fols. 3-4) To [E. Wilcock of Dover: see Green Book XII 85], in English. London, 2 Oct 1840.

3 (fols. 5-6) To [Julius] Rietz. Leipzig, 30 Dec 1840. Bought as lot 437, Sotheby's sale, 12 May 1970.

4 (fols. 7-8) To Mrs Newman Smith, in English. 'At Mr Benecke's, Camber well', 23 Jun 1842. Bought as lot 422, Sotheby's sale, 12 May 1970.

5 (fols. 12-13) To Sir George A. Macfarren, in English. Frankfurt, 2 Jul 1845. Bought as lot 463, Sotheby's sale, 12 May 1970.

6 (fols. 14-15) Translation of Charles Kingsley's verse 'Three fishers' into German verse of the same measure. Undated autograph. Bought as lot 315, Sotheby's sale, 15 Mar 1971.

7 (fols. 16-17) To Jenny Lind. Leipzig, 10 Dec 1845. Bought as lot 318. Sotheby's sale, 27 Feb 1973.

8 (fols. 19-20) Testimonial to the organ playing of Edmund Chipp, 7 May 1847. Given to the Oxford University Musical Club and Union by Mrs Voysey of Belfast. Given by the O.U.M.C.U., 1961. Printed in Musical Times, 1 Dec 1901, p. 796. Then owned by Arthur O'Leary.

9 (fol. 21) To Fräulein Mathilde Clarus, accompanying the gift of op. 38. Songs without words, book 3, Leipzig, 3 Apr [18]38. Owned by Professor Eugen Wolbe. Bought as lot 244, Sotheby's sale, 23 Nov.

10 (fol. 23) To [a musician] inviting him to perform in Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Berlin 27 Mar 1844. Secretary's letter dated 22 Mar signed by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Owned by Harold Weber.

11 (fols. 24-25) From von Eskeles, Vienna, 23 Oct 1830. Owned by Harold Weber.

Dates

  • 1830-1973

Extent

11 items

Shelfmark

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 25

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from various sources.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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