Music, Correspondence

The library holds several collections of letters to, from, and about musicians. In most cases these were assembled as autograph collections, but some represent the personal files of the musicans themselves (cf. Benoist).

Tollefsen - the extensive Tollefsen autograph collection contains more than 3500 samples of the writing of composers, including Haydn, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, etc. Many or most of the samples given are complete letters or notes.

Benoist - the Benoist collection is primarily composed of the correspondence of Andre Benoist and his son A.S. Benoist with other musicians. Notable is a long series of personal letters from violinist Albert Spalding.

Mohr - includes autograph notes and letters of hundreds of contemporary European composers.

Stimson - one letter from Arthur Foote.



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