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Musical Collections of Harry Ellis Wooldridge


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Wooldridge's musical collections, including:
  1. Transcripts mainly of 17th and 18th century Italian music, nearly all from sources in the British Museum
  2. Materials collected for his edition of W. Chappell's Old English Popular Music (London : New York : Chappell ; Novello, Ewer, 1893), and the Oxford History of Music
  3. Original compositions


  • 1870-[1906?]


34 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English, Italian, and Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Mus. b. 17].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Mus. b. 17, c. 63-5, d. 182-205, e. 26-31

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13538

Biographical / Historical

Harry Ellis Wooldridge (1845-1917) was a Professor of Fine Art and historian of music. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library in 1917.
Musical Collections of Harry Ellis Wooldridge
Emily Tarrant
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom