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Collection name Ayrton Papers
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Description 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

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Printed music
Corporate/business records
Private papers/diaries/letters
Concert programmes
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Date range 1785 - 1858
Associated People and Organisations Ayrton, William - Birmingham Political Union - Queen Square Select Society - Beethoven Quartett Society - Royal Coronation Festival in honour of the Coronation of Queen Victoria -
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Associated Times 19th Century
Associated Content Concert Nineteenth century Festival Journalism Western Classical
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British Library, Music Collections

96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB United Kingdom Open Map
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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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