Papers Relating to Musical Theory
Writings and tables relating to musical theory, c. 1777-1808; one volume by William Boyce, six by Marmaduke Overend, and two by J.W. Callcott. Workings by John Farey appear throughout.
- [c. 1777-1808]
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. c. 136].
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MSS. Don. c. 136-144
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13249
Biographical / Historical
William Boyce (1710-1779) was a musician. Marmaduke Overend (d. 1790), organist and composer, was a pupil of William Boyce. John Wall Callcott (1766-1821) was a composer. John Farey (1766-1826), principally a geologist, wrote articles on many subjects, including music. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38967-75.
The papers were given by Callcott in 1807-1808 to the library of the Royal Institution.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought from the Royal Institution by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1972.
- Papers Relating to Musical Theory
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