Comprises 12 autograph letters from Sir George Smart, dated from 1829 to 1864, 1 ticket for the Opera House, Haymarket, dated 15 March 1804, with an illustration designed for the occasion, 3 salary receipts signed by Smart on 30 June 1827, 24 March 1830, and 28 June 1831, and a sheet extracted from an attendance register signed by Smart as professor of singing for several pupils in December 1846.
Letters from Sir George Smart, with related material
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Misc. Letters 2 Smart
- Dates of Creation1804-1864
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description12 letters (18 ff. with 12 ff. conjoined in 6 pairs), 1 envelope, 1 autograph, and 6 printed and handwritten mementos, all held in 1 envelope, manuscript and printed material. The material was formerly bound into a volume which is now shelved in a separate author/alphabetical sequence following the main sequence of Miscellaneous Letters.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Sir George Thomas Smart (1776-1867), the royal musician and orchestral conductor. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.
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From the library of Lord Brotherton.
Other Finding Aids
The letters are listed in the Letters database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letlink.htm#smart