Letters from Sir George Smart, with related material

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Misc. Letters 2 Smart
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  • Physical Description
      12 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

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.

Access Information

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