Letters from Henry Phillips, with related material

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises 13 autograph letters dated from 6 April 1832 to 9 January 1877 (all with transcripts), 3 stamped-addressed envelopes belonging to them, 3 autographs of Henry Phillips, his personal printed card containing his Birmingham address, and 1 printed theatre programme advertising one of his concerts given on Monday evening, 2 November 1874. It should be noted that the last dated letter from Phillips appears to postdate his known date of death in 1876. The bound volume includes a brief biography of Phillips which is very similar to that contained in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Phillips (1801-1876), the musician. 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#phillips