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Autograph albums and letters belonging to John Farmer

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MS. 15630

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Autograph albums and loose letters that likely belonged to John Farmer, the organist of Balliol College (1885-1900) and founder of the Balliol College Music Society. Writers of letters/autographs include Joseph Joachim, Hubert Parry, Edward Dannreuther, Pablo de Sarasate, Ernst von Dohnanyi and various musicians with Oxford connections. Many of the signatures are illegible.

Dates

  • 1843-1912, n.d.

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. 15630

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15630

Abstract

Autograph albums and letters belonging to John Farmer, 1843-1912, n.d.

Biographical / Historical

John Farmer (1836–1901) was a musician born in Nottingham, whose published compositions include many songs for Harrow School, Balliol College, and elsewhere in Oxford. He travelled extensively studying music before returning to England where he took over Harrow's musical society in 1864. He was then the Balliol College organist until his stroke in 1900. He died in Oxford, 1901.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Judith Simms, 13 May 2015.
Title
Autograph albums and letters belonging to John Farmer, 1843-1912, n.d.
Status
Published
Author
Finding aid prepared by Jen Patterson
Date
2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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