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William Mason collection of autographs of musicians, 1830-1906

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0850
Bib ID 4079084 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Mason, William, 1829-1908
Title William Mason collection of autographs of musicians, 1830-1906
Physical Description 1 Volumes (1 volumes)
Language(s) English .

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This collection of autographed inscriptions and letters from noted 19th century musicians was assembled by Mason. The material includes the signatures of 85 composer, performers, and other musical people, most of whom were Dr. Mason's contemporaries and personal friends. There are 103 items the majority of which are bits of music in script with signatures, and a few autograph letters to Mason. Among those represented are Berlioz, Jenny Lind, Franz Liszt, MacDowell, Paderewski, Rubinstein, Saint-Saens, Samaroff, and the Schumanns.

  • X780. M38. Folio

    Available on microfilm. Signed "William Mason, Orange, N.J., Nov. 15, 1883" on page 1. Book is paginated 1-101

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Mason collection of autographs of musicians; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Van Sindern, Mina Mason Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2010-02-16 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Composers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music theory Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pianists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rubinstein, Anton, 1829-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Samaroff Stokowski, Olga, 1882-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schumann, Clara, 1819-1896 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Pianist, teacher, and musical theoretician.