Music Manuscripts of Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Autograph music manuscripts of Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen. Most of the works are unpublished.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852-1935) was a composer and conductor. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The manuscripts were bought from Kenneth Mummery in 1983.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.