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Miscellaneous writings and papers of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, with business and other papers generated after his death, 1822-1862

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 49

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  1. (fols. 1-4) Diary of part of the journey to Switzerland, Aug 1822. Commentary on pictures in MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c.5.
  2. (fols. 5-7) Fragment of a notebook used 1829-1830.
  3. (fol. 8a) Visas, 8-21 Oct 1830 and (fols. 8b-d) fragments from a notebook containing accounts.
  4. (fols. 9-14) Drafted statements relating to Immermann, Düsseldorf, Autumn 1834.
  5. (fols. 15-17) Leaves from a notebook containing a list of music rehearsed and performed 23 May 1834-14 Jul 1835. [Pages out of order: should be 16, 15, 17].
  6. (fols. 18-21) Proposed programmes for the Gewandhaus concerts, 1841, with comments by the members of the committee.
  7. (fol. 22) Details of Mendelssohn's occupations, 10 Oct 1839.
  8. (fols. 24-26v) 'Fremdenliste', Leipzig, 10 Sep 1839-9 Apr 1840.
  9. (fol. 28) Questions relating to the manuscript of Handel's Samson, [ca. 1840].
  10. (fol. 29-30) List of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's music, 1844. Fol. 30, on which his own compositions were listed, is mutilated.
  11. (fol. 31) From the same notebook as 5 above: Expenses for Gewandhaus concerts, 1845-1846.
  12. (fols. 32-56) Reports by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Carl Grenier, on the pupils of the Leipzig Conservatorium, Oct 1845-Feb 1847.
  13. (fols. 57-61) List by Fanny Hensel of singers who were to take part in the performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, [Berlin, Mar 1844], with a few names added by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, and other lists of choirs and orchestras.
  14. (fols. 62-72) Printed and secretary's manuscript copies of papers relating to cathedral services, Berlin.
  15. (fol. 74) Service 'Zum Feste der Einweihung des Kölner Domes'.
  16. (fol. 76) List of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's compositions, ops. 1-71, partly in his own hand.
  17. (fol. 78) Thematic catalogue by Franz Xaver Gleichauf of his copies of Chorale Variations by J.S. Bach, enclosed with a letter of 24 Aug 1844, Green Book XX 62. To it F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy added 'Wer nur den lieben Gott' owned by Friedrich Schlemmer.
  18. (fol. 83) Sketch by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy given to Marie Benecke by Cleophea Schlemmer, 3 Feb 1892.
  19. (fol. 85a) Sketch by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy for Frances Arabella Horsley given to Marie Benecke by Sophie Horsley.
  20. (fol. 85b-86) Leaves from notebook, ca. 25 Aug. 1831, and drafts of music.
  21. (fols. 88-93) 4 leaves of studies of figures, [Aug 1836], with decorated writing paper [by Cécile] and drawing by another hand.
  22. (fol. 97) Watercolour of the Chateâu de Chillon, 23 Dec 1843, given to Margaret Deneke by Brigitte Chapman, née Mendelssohn, Nov 1949. [Done from pencil sketch, MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn e.1, fol. 4].
  23. (fols. 98-107) Agreement between F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy and W.A. Lurgenstein respecting Lurgensteins Garten, signed 20 Jul 1837, revised 1838 and 1843, and Inventory, 23 Feb 1838.
  24. (fols. 108-139) Papers relating to the death of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's servant Johann Krebs, 23 Nov 1846: note on his grave; letter from him to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, 6 Oct 1846; 'In Falle das ich sterben'; letter from [Graf Carl Friedrich] Vitzthum [von Eckstaedt], Berlin 7 Sep 1847; accounts; deeds; etc.
  25. (fol. 140) Suggested improvements to a composition for piano, cello, etc. in an unknown hand.
  26. (fols. 142-144) Bills, etc. 1834-1846.
  27. (fols. 145-148) Copies of letters from the Green Books.
  28. (fols. 149-156) Two copies of programmes of concert 11 Jan 1861.
  29. (fols. 157-213) Accounts of the inheritance of Carl, Marie, Paul and Lili after Cécile's death, 8 Feb 1862.


  • 1822-1862


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • German


MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 49

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by Helena Deneke, 1973.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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