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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Ayrton Papers
Correspondence and papers of William Ayrton (b.1777, d.1858), musician and editor of The Harmonicon, and of his family; Much of the collection is annotated by Ayrton's son, William Scrope Ayrton. The collection includes poems; epigrams; vocal works; a work by another composer; articles; material owned by William Ayrton; various articles; libretti
Format
  • Manuscript music
  • Printed music
  • Corporate/business records
  • Private papers/diaries/letters
  • Photographs
  • Journals/Newspapers
  • Concert programmes
  • Press cuttings
  • Ephemera
  • Archival material
Date range of collection
1785 - 1858
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Details also available
For an overview of the catalogues of materials in the British Library see http://www.bl.uk/collections/musiccatalogues.html

Location Details

British Library, Music Collections
96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Email
music-collections@bl.uk
Telephone
020 7412 7772
Fax
020 7412 7751 
Visiting Information
Reprographic services
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Collections Overview
See: http://www.bl.uk/collections/musiccollections.html
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
http://www.bl.uk/collections/musiccdp.html
Custodial History
Partly purchased at Sotheby's, lot 298, and partly presented by Miss Phyllis Alsager Ayrton, great-granddaughter of William Ayrton
Related Publications
  • P. Willetts, 'The Ayrton Papers: Music in London, 1786-1858', British Library Journal, vi (1980); P. J. Willetts, Beethoven and England, 1970
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