Letters from Charles Gounod, with related material

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Misc. Letters 2 Gounod
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1860-1880
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      French English
  • Physical Description
      9 letters, 1 stamped-addressed envelope, 1 portrait photograph, 1 fragment of a manuscript musical score, and 1 pamphlet, all held in 1 envelope, manuscript, photograph, 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 9 autograph letters from Charles Gounod to different recipients, written between 26 July 1860 and 13 May 1880, 1 stamped-addressed envelope dated St Leonards-on-Sea 30 April [18]74 to W.T. Freemantle, Esq., 21, High Street, Sheffield, 1 portrait photograph of Charles Gounod, 1 fragment of a manuscript musical score signed by Gounod, and 1 pamphlet in English, entitled The Story of 'Mirella' and a memoir of M. Gounod, issued by Boosey and Co., Holles Street, W.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles-Franois Gounod (1813-1893), the French composer. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton.


In French and English.

Other Finding Aids

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