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Anton Seidl collection of musical papers, 1870-1943

Series I: Catalogued Correspondence

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Box 1 Folder 1 Abbot, Lyman To Auguste Seidl, Brooklyn, NY, 9 April 1898

[With signed booklet "Love and Death" written by Abbott.9]


Box 1 Folder 2 American National Institute To Anton Seidl, New York, 1896

[Acknowledgement of Seidl's donation of concert to benefit the Institute.]


Box 1 Folder 3 Aus der Ohe, Adele To Auguste Kraus Seidl (Mrs. Anton Seidl), Rome, Italy, 2 April 1898

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 4 Bauer, Harold To Walter Lawrence Bogart, New York, 10 June 1919


Box 1 Folder 5 Bispham, David To Auguste Seidl, New York, 17 March 1899

[Regrets, unable to participate in Seidl memorial event.]


Box 1 Folder 6 Brandt, Marianne To Auguste Seidl, New York, [n.d.]

[Written on calling card.]


Box 1 Folder 7 Bruckner, Anton [To Anton Seidl], [n.p.], [n.d.]

[On verso of calling card.]


Box 1 Folder 8 Bruckner, Anton To Cecile Kohn Hollander, [Vienna], 17 November 1885

[On visiting card with envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 9 Brull, Ignaz To Anton Seidl, Vienna, 10 January 1888


Box 1 Folder 10 Brull, Ignaz To Anton Seidl, Vienna, 25 October 1888


Box 1 Folder 11 Brull, Ignaz To Anton Seidl, Vienna, 22 January 1889


Box 1 Folder 12 von Bulow, Blandine To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 3 July 1881

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 13 von Bulow, Blandine Gravina To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 26 July 1891

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 14 von Bulow, Daniela To "Grandfather" [Franz Liszt] in German with French translation in unknown hand, Bayreuth, 1878

[Authenticity of original letter in question.]


Box 1 Folder 15 von Bulow, Daniela To Anton Seidl, Beyreuth, 18 Sept 1883

[With postmarked envelope]


Box 1 Folder 16 von Bulow, Daniela To Anton Seidl, Beyreuth, 7 March 1894

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 17 von Bulow, Daniela To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 20 May 1886

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 18 von Bulow, Daniela (Thode) To Anton Seidl, Bonn, 14 December 1887


Box 1 Folder 19 von Bulow, Daniela (Thode) To Auguste Seidl, Gardone, Italy, 17 April 1898


Box 1 Folder 21 Bungert, August To Anton Seidl, Pegli, Italy, [n.d.]

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 21 Bungert, August To Anton Seidl, Pegli, Italy, 8 May 1878


Box 1 Folder 22 Bungert, August To Anton Seidl, Pegli, Italy, 12 June 1888

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 23 Conradi, Willy To Anton Seidl, Chicago, 29 September 1892

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 24 Dannreuther, Gustav To Anton Seidl, New York, 27 March 1897

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 25 Derby, Sarah To Anton Seidl, New York, [n.d.]

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 26 To Antonin Dvorak To Anton Seidl, New York, 29 April 1894

[Recommends his friend Kovarich for an engagement.]


Box 1 Folder 27 Dvorak, Antonin To Anton Seidl, New York, 20 November 1892


Box 1 Folder 28 Dvorak, Antonin To Anton Seidl, [n.p.], [n.d.]

[Written on calling card.]


Box 1 Folder 29 Finck, Henry T. To Anton Seidl, New York, 30 May 1891

[Finck, music critic of the Evening Post, asks for Seidl's assistance with Richard Wagner biography and permission to dedicate the book: "Anton Seidl, the greatest of Wagner's interpreters."]


Box 1 Folder 30 Gaertner, Leontine To August Seidl, New York, 2 April 1898


Box 1 Folder 31 Gericke, Wilhelm To Auguste Seidl, Vienna, 10 April 1898


Box 1 Folder 32 Hols, Julius Staats-Herold Corporation To William J. Guard (Metropolitan Opera House), New York, 23 March 1928

[Detailed account of Seidl's death by poison in 1898.]


Box 1 Folder 33 Huberman, Bronislaw To Anton Seidl, [n.p.], 1 January 1897

[New Year greetings from the violinist who made his American debut under Seidl the preceding November at age 14.]


Box 1 Folder 34 Joseffy, Rafael To Anton Seidl, Irvington, NJ, 14 August 1890

[Autograph request.]


Box 1 Folder 35 Krolop, Franz To Anton Seidl, Berlin, 28 September 1883


Box 1 Folder 36 Lehmann, Lilli To Anton Seidl, St. Louis, 18 June 1888

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 37 Lehmann, Lilli To Anton Seidl, Vienna, 22 March 1891

[Regarding Viennese opera and artists. Lehmann performed the role of Isolde in the first American performance of Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde" on 1 December 1886. With posted envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 38 Lehmann, Marie To Auguste Seidl, Grunewald, 3 April 1898

[With posted envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 39 Levi, Hermann To Anton Seidl, Munich, 13 June 1878

[Levi conducted the first performance of Parsifal on 26 July 1882.]


Box 1 Folder 40 Lindau, Paul To Anton Seidl, [n.p.], 16 November 1882

[With posted envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 41 Lorenz-Smith, F. To Laura A. Weber(Mrs. Oscar B. Weber), [n.p.], 5 April 1898


Box 1 Folder 42 Gilson, Paul To Anton Seidl, Brussels, 23 July 1896


Box 1 Folder 43 Gilson, Paul To Anton Seidl, Brussels, August 1896


Box 1 Folder 44 Glassenapp, Carl Friedrich To Anton Seidl, Riga, 2 February 1879

[Includes typescript copy and carbons. Glassenapp, Wagner's biographer, requests Seidl to search for material in Vienna relevent to birthday portfolio for Wagner.]


Box 1 Folder 45 Goldmark, Carl To Anton Seidl, Vienna, 27 December 1885


Box 1 Folder 46 Grieg, Edvard To Auguste Seidl, Kristiania, Norway, 3 June 1905

[One page damaged. Regarding Seidl's transcriptions of Grieg's Lyrische Stucke.]


Box 1 Folder 47 Gross, Adolf To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 1 June 1897


Box 1 Folder 48 Henderson, [William James] To Anton Seidl, New York, 6 Nov 1893


Box 1 Folder 49 Henschel, Georg To Anton Seidl, New York, 15 March 1889


Box 1 Folder 50 Henschel, Georg To [Anton Seidl], St. Paul, MN, 25 Jan 1898

[First conductor of Boston Symphony Orchestra.]


Box 1 Folder 51 Herrmann, T. To Anton Seidl, St. Gilles, [n.d.]

[Written on calling card]


Box 1 Folder 52 MacDowell, Edward Alexander and Marian To [Auguste Seidl], New York, 1898

[Condolences regarding Seidl's death.]


Box 1 Folder 54 Mancinelli, Luigi To Anton Seidl, [n.p.], [n.d.]

[Written on calling card.]


Box 1 Folder 54 Marteau, Henri To Anton Seidl, New York, 189?


Box 1 Folder 56 Marteau, Henri To Anton Seidl, Paris, 20 December 1894


Box 1 Folder 56 Mikalovich To Anton Seidl, Budapest, 13 September [n.y.]


Box 1 Folder 58 Morrison, Louisa To Anton Seidl, New York, 22 June 1891


Box 1 Folder 58 Mottl, Felix To Anton Seidl, Vienna, 1 September 1879


Box 1 Folder 59 Mottl, Felix to Anton Seidl, Vienna, 10 Sept 1879


Box 1 Folder 60 Mottl, Felix To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 5 October 1879


Box 1 Folder 61 Mottl, Felix ToAnton Seidl, Vienna, 22 October 1879


Box 1 Folder 62 Mottl, Felix To Anton Seidl, Vienna, 15 November 1879


Box 1 Folder 63 Mottl, Felix To Anton Seidl, Vienna, 9 May 1880

[A colleauge of Seidl's in Bayreuth in 1876 and 1897. Translated phrase "...so anxious for your opinion of my opera."]


Box 1 Folder 64 Mottl, Felix To Anton Seidl, Karlsruhe, 23 May 1897

[With posted envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 65 Navarro, Rafael To Anton Seidl, Brooklyn, 7 March 1897


Box 1 Folder 66 Neumann, Angelo To Anton Seidl, Leipzig, 4 January 1882

[Translated phrase: "...Let me express my pleasure...at the brilliant success of 'Tristan and Isolde.'"]


Box 1 Folder 67 Nordica Dome, Lillian to Anton Seidl, London, 12 June 1897


Box 1 Folder 68 Olsen, Ole To Anton Seidl, Kristiania, Norway, 20 June 1898

[Written on calling card.]


Box 1 Folder 69 Patti, Adelina (Nicolini) To Mina, Chicago, 4 March 1889

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 70 Peck, Janet M. To Anton Seidl, Washington D.C., 1 March 1895

[Western Union.]


Box 1 Folder 71 Peck, Janet M. To Auguste Seidl, Munich, 14 April 1897

[With posted envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 72 Perotti, Julius To Anton Seidl, Budapest, 8 October 1892


Box 1 Folder 73 Plancon, Pol To Auguste Seidl, Paris, 5 April 1898

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 74 Powell, Maud To Anton Seidl, Washington D.C., 3 September 1893


Box 1 Folder 75 Powell, Maud To Anton Seidl, New York, 26 January 1898


Box 1 Folder 76 Powell, Maud To Anton Seidl, New York, 20 February 1898


Box 1 Folder 77 Powell, Maud To Anton Seidl, New York, 28 March 1898


Box 1 Folder 78 Powell, Maud To Anton Seidl, New York, 29 March 1898


Box 1 Folder 79 Reischmann, Theodor To Auguste Seidl, New York, 8 March 1891

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 1 Folder 80 Remenyi, Eduard To Anton Seidl, New York, 9 November 1891

[Note: Written in Hungarian, English, and German. Refers to Seidl as "...one of the world's greatest musical leaders."]


Box 1 Folder 81 Richter, Hans To Anton Seidl, [n.p.], [n.d.]


Box 1 Folder 82 Richter, Hans Testimonial letter, Vienna, 13 May 1876

[Note: Testimonial on Seidl by his former conducting teacher Hans Richter who recommended him to Wagner.]


Box 1 Folder 83 Richter, Hans To Anton Seidl, London, 1884

[Translation: "...Remember the Master [Wagner] whom we can never repay for what we have to thank for him."]


Box 1 Folder 84 Richter, Hans To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 24 July 1888


Box 1 Folder 85 Richter, Hans To Anton Seidl, Vienna, 13 November 1889


Box 1 Folder 86 Rimsky-Korsakoff, Nikolaus Andreus To Anton Seidl, n.p., n.d.


Box 1 Folder 87 Rive-King, Julie To Auguste Seidl, New York, 21 May 1898

[With postmarked envelope.]



Box 2 Folder 1 Scaria, Emil To Anton Seidl, Vienna, 17 December 1882


Box 2 Folder 2 Scharwenka, Xaver To Anton Seidl, New York, 16 December 1892


Box 2 Folder 3 Scharwenka, Xaver To Auguste Seidl, New York, 29 March 1898


Box 2 Folder 4 Seidl, Anton To Ruthardt, Beyreuth, 22 August 1876

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 2 Folder 5 Seidl, Anton Recipient unknown., New York, 1 March 1887

[Written on verso of calling card. Gift of Harry Mack.]


Box 2 Folder 6 Seidl, Anton To Auguste Seidl, Boston, 2 March 1889

[Translation: Note regarding success of "Ring" performances in Boston.]


Box 2 Folder 7 Seidl, Anton To Auguste Seidl, Bayreuth and London, 189- and 1897

[Reports of successful performances.]


Box 2 Folder 8 Seidl, Anton Open letter, Fleischmann's, 4 May 1894


Box 2 Folder 9 Seidl, Anton To [Julius Holz], Del. County, NY, 3 June 1895


Box 2 Folder 10 Siloti, A. To Anton Seidl, Antwerp, 19 June 1896


Box 2 Folder 11 Sinding, Christian To Anton Seidl, Kristiania, Norway, 3 March 1894

[With postmarked envelope. Thank you card.]


Box 2 Folder 12 Smareglia, Anton To Anton Seidl, New York, 5 January 1891

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 2 Folder 13 Story, Emma Eames To Auguste Seidl, New York, 23 March 1897

[Condolences for Seidl's death.]


Box 2 Folder 14 Story, Emma Eames To Auguste Seidl, Florence, Italy, 1 April 1898


Box 2 Folder 15 Sutro, Rose To Auguste Seidl, [n.p.], [n.d.]


Box 2 Folder 16 Thomson, Anne To Anton Seidl, Corkerhill, 1 September [n.y.]


Box 2 Folder 17 Thomson, Cesar To Anton Seidl, Liege, 22 July 1896


Box 2 Folder 18 Urso, Camilla To Auguste Seidl, New York, 30 March 1898


Box 2 Folder 19 Vanderbilt, George Washington To Anton Seidl, New York, 17 November 1894


Box 2 Folder 20 Wagner, Cosima (wife of Richard Wagner) To [Anton Seidl] "copie", [n.p.], [n.d.]


Box 2 Folder 21 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, [n.p.], [n.d.]


Box 2 Folder 22 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, [n.p.], [n.d.]

[With copy in unknown hand.]


Box 2 Folder 23 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, [n.p.], 10 January 1878

[Translated excerpt: "..we are very much devoted to you and take the liveliest interest in your career..."]


Box 2 Folder 24 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 3 October 1878


Box 2 Folder 25 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, [n.p.], 3 January 1879


Box 2 Folder 26 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 16 July 1879


Box 2 Folder 27 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 31 October 1879


Box 2 Folder 28 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 28 November 1879


Box 2 Folder 29 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 26 December 1879

[With postmarked envelope]


Box 2 Folder 30 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Naples, Italy, 18 January 1880

[Cpy in unknown hand. Exhibition note: "With instructions from Wagner on the Leipzig performances of Tristan."]


Box 2 Folder 31 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 19 January 1880

[With copy in unkown hand and postmarked envelope. ]


Box 2 Folder 32 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 14 January 1881


Box 2 Folder 33 Wagner, Cosima to Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 5 July 1881

[With copy in unknown hand.]


Box 2 Folder 34 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 17 March 1881


Box 2 Folder 35 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 31 May 1886

[With typescript copy and carbon.]


Box 2 Folder 36 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 27 December 1887

[With enclosures.]


Box 2 Folder 37 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 2 June 1890

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 2 Folder 38 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 10 January 1894

[Exhibition note: "...asks Seidl to coach Nordica so that she will be ready to sing in Bayreuth the next summer."]


Box 2 Folder 39 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 21 May 1894

[Exhibitioin note: "...has persuaded Siegfried not to accept an offer to go to America, but wishes he could work with Seidl."]


Box 2 Folder 40 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 25 February 1896


Box 2 Folder 41 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 7 June 1896


Box 2 Folder 42 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 23 August 1896

[Exhibition note:"Jean de Reszke and Nordica have told her about Seidl's splendid work."]


Box 2 Folder 43 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 9 March 1897

[Exhibition notice: "All Wahnfried thanks you for your consent [to conduct in Bayreuth next summer]...We will have much to say to each other."]


Box 2 Folder 44 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 10 March 1897

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 2 Folder 45 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 28 May 1897


Box 2 Folder 46 Wagner, Cosima To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 8 January 1898


Box 2 Folder 47 Wagner, Cosima To Auguste Seidl, Bayreuth, 6 July 1898

[Exhition note: "...I still cannot believe that our friend has left us..." With postmarked envelope.]


Box 2 Folder 48 Wagner, Cosima To Auguste Seidl, Bayreuth, 4 August 1903

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 2 Folder 49 Wagner, Eva (at age 12) To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 3 January 1879

[Exhibition note: "Hearty thanks for the pretty picture which you sent me, it pleased me very much.."]


Box 2 Folder 50 Wagner, Eva To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 23 May 1886

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 2 Folder 51 Wagner, Eva and Isolde To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, [n.d.]


Box 2 Folder 52 Wagner, Isolde To Anton Seidl, Fantasie, 7 September 1885

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 2 Folder 53 Wagner, Isolde To Anton Seidl, Fantasie, 15 September 1885

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 2 Folder 54 Wagner, Isolde To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 11 October 1885

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 2 Folder 55 Wagner, Richard To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 25 September 1878

[Readers must use xerox copies.]


Box 2 Folder 56 Wagner, Richard To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 1 October 1878

[Readers must use xerox copies.]


Box 2 Folder 57 Wagner, Richard To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 4 October 1878

[Readers must use xerox copies.]


Box 2 Folder 58 Wagner, Richard To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 2 November 1879

[Readers must use xerox copies.]


Box 2 Folder 59 Wagner, Richard To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 4 August 188[n.y.]

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Box 2 Folder 60 Wagner, Richard To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 10 June 1881


Box 2 Folder 61 Wagner, Richard To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 23 August 1881

[Readers must use xerox copy.]


Box 2 Folder 62 Wagner, Richard To Anton Seidl, Dresden, 11 September 1881

[Readers must use xerox copy.]


Box 2 Folder 63 Wagner, Richard To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth and Dresden, 1877-1881

[Wagner's recommendation for Seidl. Readers must use xerox copies.]


Box 2 Folder 64 Wagner, Richard unspecified recipient, Bayreuth, 7 Sept 1877

[Facsimile of Wagner's recommendation of Seidl. Reader must use xerox copies]


Box 2 Folder 65 Wagner, Richard To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 1878-1883

[Readers must use xerox copies.]


Box 2 Folder 66 Wagner, Siegfried (at age 10) To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, 3 January 1879

[Exhibition note: "...I am sorry you are away, for we always had such fun..."]


Box 2 Folder 67 Wagner, Siegfried To Anton Seidl, Bayreuth, January 1887

[Exhibition note: "...you are destined for while longer to represent and advance our cause in foreign lands..."]


Box 2 Folder 68 Weingartner, Felix To Anton Seidl, Konigsberg, 31 October 1884

[Exhibition note "From Weingartner, Asks Seidl to recommend his Sakuntala to Neuman."]


Box 2 Folder 69 Winkelmann, S. To Anton Seidl, Hamburg, 6 May 1881


Box 2 Folder 70 Willner, Franz To Anton Seidl, Koln, 27 March 1891

[With postmarked envelope.]


Box 2 Folder 71 Miscellaneous envelopes including those from Cosima Wagner., [v.p.], 1891-1868


Box 2 Folder 72 Miscellaneous letters and memorabilia, [v.p.], [n.d.], 1882-1943

[Includes thank you letter for Seidl's participation in benefit concert for victims of Rhine flood, Berlin 1882; exhibition notes. ]