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Collection Level Description: Music of George Sainton Kaye Butterworth

Reference: MSS. Mus. c. 297-306
Title: Music of George Sainton Kaye Butterworth
Dates of Creation: 1909-14
Extent: 10 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth (1885-1916) was a composer and folk song collector. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Butterworth's autograph music, the majority of which was published.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

MSS. Mus. c. 301-6 were kept at the Faculty of Music, 1946-64.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the Library in 1946 and 1964.

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Further Information

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Related Units of Description

See also Music Manuscripts of George Sainton Kaye Butterworth.

Access Points


Butterworth | George Sainton Kaye | 1885-1916 | Composer and Folk Song Collector

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