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Musical entries in Jackson's Oxford Journal, transcribed by T.W. Taphouse

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MS. 15536

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Transcripts, almost certainly in the hand of Thomas William Taphouse, of musical entries from Jackson's Oxford Journal for the period of 1807-1817.


  • 1807-1817


1 box

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  • English

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MS. 15536

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15536


Transcripts of musical entries from Jackson's Oxford Journal, 1807-1817.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas William Taphouse was born at Sherfield Green on 11 February 1838 and was a music and instrument dealer and collector. Working in his family's music shop, Taphouse held various local appointments as organist, and made the shop into a lively musical centre, having added a piano warehouse and several music rooms to the premises – one of which was for many years the home of the Oxford University Musical Club.

Taphouse entered local government at the age of 50, and in 1888 he was first elected for the Central Ward. In 1904 Taphouse was unanimously elected Mayor of Oxford (for 1904/1905), but only managed to preside over one Council meeting before he fell ill. He died at Bournemouth on 8 January 1905 at the age of 66.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired on 15 January 2005 through an unknown source.
Musical entries in Jackson's Oxford Journal, transcribed by T.W. Taphouse, 1807-1817
Finding aid prepared by Jen Patterson
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