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Musicology. Archive of c.300 letters by G. Gervinus, G. Adler and over 80 others to F. Chrysander, mostly C19th

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Archive of c.300 autograph letters signed by Gottfried Gervinus, Guido Adler, Eusebius Mandyczewski and over 80 other scholars and musicians to Friedrich Chrysander 

including from: Gervinus, Georg Gottfried (1805-1871) (c.101, ABOUT HANDEL, and the editing of the Handel complete edition, and other matters, c.291 pages, 11 autograph envelopes, Heidelberg and elsewhere, 1861-1871, where indicated), Gervinus, Victoria (1817-1893) (c.30), Adler, Guido (1855-1941) (c.40, some to Rudolph Chrysander), Spitta, Philipp (3 documents, including a foreword for the Vierteljahrsschrift für Musikwissenschaft), Mandyczewski, Eusebius (1857-1929) (13), Schumann, Clara (1, mentioning Brahms, 21 January 1883), Buths (10), Billroth, Stockhausen, Wüllner, Avé-Lallement, Hiller, Spengel, Dietz, Naaff, Sandberger, Seiffert, Twardowsky, Langbehn, Rohrbach, Ewald, Michaelis, Dillmann, Frimmel, Krehbeil, Kleinpaul, Musiol, Eitner, Deiters (8), Pollini, Zöllner, Sittard, Trübner, Bishop, Kranig, Kirschpauer, Mondeeberg, Friedländer, Brinckmann, Brockhaus, Philipp, Petersen, Prill, Kirnberger, Astor, Witt, Sattler, Heuberger, Volbach (c.19, to Rudolf Chrysander), Mann, S. Böhr-Brajnin, M. Katzmayr, and the Mainzer Liedertafel, WITH A NUMBER OF DRAFTED REPLIES AND OTHER DOCUMENTS CORRECTED BY CHRYSANDER   

many hundreds of pages, various sizes, Heidelberg, Vienna, Hamburg, and elsewhere, mid C19th to early C20th, some dust-staining

An important archive of correspondence from over 80 scholars and musicians to the great nineteenth-century Handel scholar Friedrich Chrysander. Of particular significance are the highly detailed letters about all matters Handelian from the literary historian Gottfried Gervinus, who together with Chrysander in 1856 founded the Händel-Gesellschaft, with the aim of producing a complete edition of Handel's works. Although the society was disbanded in 1860, Chrysander continued heroically to work on the edition, with some help from Gervinus (many of his letters here relate to the proofing of the various volumes).

See following two lots and lots 37-38.