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Collection Level Description: Letters from Mendelssohn to Members of the Horsley Family

Reference: MSS. Horsley b. 1, c. 1
Title: Letters from Mendelssohn to Members of the Horsley Family
Dates of Creation: 1828-47
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Language of Material: English and German



Administrative/Biographical History

Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-47) was a composer. See the Grove Dictionary of Music for further details.

Scope and Content

Twenty letters from Mendelssohn to members of the Horsley family, and several pieces of autograph music, including an arrangement for a piano duet of the 'Overture to the Isles of Fingal'.

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).

Further Information

Finding Aids

See Peter Ward Jones, Catalogue of the Mendelssohn papers in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (Tutzing, 1989), pp. 308-11.

Related Units of Description

See Peter Ward Jones, Catalogue of the Mendelssohn papers in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Tutzing, 1989).

Publication Note

Some of the letters have been printed in Karl Wolfgang P. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Goethe and Mendelssohn, 1821-1831, tr., with additions, by M.E. von Glehn, second edition (London: 1874).

Access Points

Music | 19th century

Bartholdy | Jacobludwig Felix | Mendelssohn- | 1809-1847 | composer

Brunel | Mary | 1813-1881 | nee Horsley

Horsley | Elizabeth Hutchins | 1793-1875 | nee Callcott

Horsley | Sophia Hutchins | 1819-1894

Horsley | William | 1774-1858 | composer

Thompson | Frances Arabella | 1815-1849 | nee Horsley


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