Musical Collections of Harry Ellis Wooldridge

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Mus. b. 17, c. 63-5, d. 182-205, e. 26-31
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, Italian, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      34 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Wooldridge's musical collections, including:  

  • Transcripts mainly of 17th and 18th century Italian music, nearly all from sources in the British Museum
  • Materials collected for his edition of W. Chappell's Old English Popular Music (London : New York : Chappell ; Novello, Ewer, 1893), and the Oxford History of Music
  • Original compositions

Administrative / Biographical History

Harry Ellis Wooldridge (1845-1917) was a Professor of Fine Art and historian of music. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library in 1917.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

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