Copies of Beethoven's Letters

Scope and Content

Facsimiles of Beethoven's letters, collected by Emily Anderson for her translation.

Administrative / Biographical History

Emily Anderson (1891-1962) was a civil servant. She published a translation of The letters of Beethoven, in 3 vols, (1961). Details are given in Who Was Who.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library in 1973.


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.

Conditions Governing Use

Quotation from these photocopies may be made only with the permission of the owners of the originals.


Emily Anderson, The letters of Beethoven (London : Macmillan, 1961).

Additional Information

The originals are located as follows:

  • MSS. Facs. a. 9 - Library of Congress and Bibliothque du Conservatoire, Paris
  • MSS. Facs. d. 153 - Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin
  • MSS. Facs. b. 58-9, c. 62 - public and private ownership (places of origin are pencilled on the backs)