Letters from Sir George Smart, with related material

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The letters are listed in the Letters database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letlink.htm#smart