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Music collected during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by the Blount family at Mapledurham

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Most of the music consists of English, Italian and French songs and operatic arias, late seventeenth to early eighteenth century. Parts for one or two voices, bass line, and (rarely) other accompaniments are given in score. Some teaching notes are also included.

Dates

  • late 17th-early 19th cent., n.d.

Extent

17 boxes (0.85 linear metres)

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Italian
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. d. 246, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Mus. d. 246-258, e. 43-46

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16731

Abstract

Music collected during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by the Blount family at Mapledurham, late 17th-early 19th cent., n.d.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Custodial History

One manuscript (MS. Mus. d. 247) bears the name of Teresa Blount. Other owners include a Dutch family named de Ryck (MSS. Mus. d. 246, d. 255, e. 44 and e. 46) and J. Woolfe of Hasely Court, Oxfordshire, c 1736 (MSS. Mus. d. 249-251, probably also d. 252).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquisition details unknown.
Title
Music collected during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by the Blount family at Mapledurham
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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