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Collection name Edward Heron-Allen collection
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Description Heron-Allen collection of works on and relating to stringed instruments

Manuscript music
Printed music
Press cuttings
Date range 1890 - 1900
Associated People and Organisations Heron Allen, Edward - Viotti, Giovanni Battista -
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Associated Times 19th Century
Associated Content Musicology Violin Stringed instruments Western Classical
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Viewing the Collection Loans of performance sets to individual societies or persons; binding; reprographics; photocopying; microform printing
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Royal College of Music, Library

Prince Consort Road London SW7 2BS Open Map
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Collections Overview Founded in 1883, the RCM Library primarily supports the performance, study and research of RCM members. It is also open to the public for reference and research. It contains some 300,000 items, including significant collections of early printed and manuscript material from the 16th to 19th centuries, given to the College upon its foundation, specifically the Libraries of the Sacred Harmonic Society and of the Concerts of Ancient Music. Donations since have included autographs of composers of international renown, amongst them Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, as well as manuscripts and archives of major British composers. Although a British bias is apparent, the collection also has significant German and Italian manuscripts and early printed holdings. Later acquisitions of printed music include large quantities of out-of-print material, and sizeable collections of performance sets. Audio-visual holdings and the RCM's own sound archives are also extensive.
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Custodial History Edward Heron Allen
Related Publications Edward Heron Allen, Violin Making As It Was and Is (1884)
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