Smart, George, 1776-1867

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Sir George Smart was a prominent English conductor and musician. Remembered for his association with the music of Handel and Beethoven, and his patronage of Arthur Sullivan, he was involved in most aspects of music, and remained a sought after teacher until the end of his days.

From the description of George Smart letter to John Kemble, 1841 Feb. 23. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50930055

Sir George Thomas Smart (1776-1867), the royal musician and orchestral conductor. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography .

From the guide to the Letters from Sir George Smart, with related material, 1804-1864, (Leeds University Library)

English composer and conductor.

From the description of Letter : Great Portland Street, [London], to Ignaz Moscheles, 1858 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126216

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 12 Bedford Square, W.C., [London], to George Grove, 1866 Mar. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126217

From the description of Autograph letters signed : St. Ann's Hill, Chertsey, Surrey ; and 103 Great Portland Street, W. [London], to Thomas Sullivan, 1860 Sept. 17 to 1862 Feb. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126218

English conductor, organist, and composer.

From the description of Partially printed document signed, dated : [London?], 1803, 1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270970999

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London] Dec. 24 1819, to Mr. [Domenico] Dragonetti, 1819 Dec. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270669886

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Chertsey (Surrey), 1 June 1855, to Mr. [Christopher?] Lonsdale, 1855 June 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873747

Musician and orchestral conductor.

From the description of Letter : London, to Mr. Hatton, 1848 July 12. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28823202

English musician and orchestral conductor.

From the description of Autograph letters signed : St. Ann's Hill, Chertsey, Surrey ; and elsewhere, to Arthur Sullivan, 1857 Sept. 15 to 1863 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125396

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Bennett, William Sterndale, Sir, 1816-1875. Autograph letter signed, dated : Kensington Gardens, to Sir George [Smart], 1862 Nov. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. Letter : London, to Mr. Hatton, 1848 July 12. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers of Arthur Sullivan, W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, and related persons, 1834-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. Autograph letter signed : 12 Bedford Square, W.C., [London], to George Grove, 1866 Mar. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Macfarren, Walter, 1826-1905. Partially autograph letter signed, dated : [London], to Clement Scott, 1897 June 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ries, Ferdinand, 1784-1838. Autograph letter signed : [n.p., London?, n.d., between 1814 and 1824?], to Sir George [Smart?], [n.d., 1814-1824?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London] Dec. 24 1819, to Mr. [Domenico] Dragonetti, 1819 Dec. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1776-1927 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Kemble, Adelaide,. Autograph letters signed from Adelaide Kemble to various recipients [manuscript], 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Wesley, Samuel, 1766-1837. Autograph note in the third person : [n.p., London?, n.d.], to Sir G[eorge] Smart, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Salmon, Eliza, 1787-1849. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London, 1816?], to Sir George Smart, 1816?. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Murray, John, 1778-1843. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 21 February [1823], to Lord Burghersh [later John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland] in Florence, [1823] Feb. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Florence, 26 June 1831, and Leipzig, 1 March 1839, to Sir George Smart in London, 1831 June 26 and 1839 Mar. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Aschenbrödel : komische Oper in zwei Acten, für die Darstellung auf der Königstädter Bühne zu Berlin eingerichtet von Karl von Holtei, die Musik von J. Rossini : manuscript, [1825?]. Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. Partially printed document signed, dated : [London?], 1803, 1803. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Salaman, Charles, 1814-1901. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Miss Cole, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Letters from Sir George Smart, with related material, 1804-1864 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. Autograph letters signed : St. Ann's Hill, Chertsey, Surrey ; and 103 Great Portland Street, W. [London], to Thomas Sullivan, 1860 Sept. 17 to 1862 Feb. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Tait, Archibald Campbell, 1811-1882. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 6 August 1860, to Sir George Smart, 1860 Aug. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. Letter : Great Portland Street, [London], to Ignaz Moscheles, 1858 Sept. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900. Autograph letters signed : 15 Grosse Windmülle Strasse, Leipzig ; and 3 Ponsonby Street, Pimlico, S.W., London, to George Thomas Smart, 1858 07 26 to 1861 Apr. 22, with 1 undated letter. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Moscheles, Ignaz, 1794-1870. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 30 April 1839, to Sir George [Smart], 1839 Apr. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Catalani, Angelica, 1780-1849. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 10 July 1824, to [Sir George] Smart, 1824 July 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Helmore, Thomas, 1811-1890. Autograph letter signed : 6 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, [London], to George T. Smart, 1860 June 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hanover royal music archive, 1651-1951 (bulk circa 1770-1870). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Horn, William James, fl. 1848. Autograph letter signed, dated : Bermondsey June 12 1848, to J.P. [John Pritt?] Harley, 1848 June 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mathews, Lucia Elizabeth, (Madame Vestris), 1797-1856. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Sir George Smart, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kalkbrenner, Frédéric, 1785-1849. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 19 February 1824, to [George Smart], 1824 Feb. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Garrick Club, London. Records of the Garrick Club, 1830-1903 (inclusive), (1831-1847) bulk. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Hummel, Johann Nepomuk, 1778-1837. Autograph letter signed from Hummel to Sir George Smart, London, 1833 Apr. 10. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf King, John Dashwood, Sir, d. 1849. Autograph letter in the third person, dated : [London], 3 August [1822 or 1823], to Sir George Smart, 1822 Aug. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Novello, Clara, 1818-1908. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., London?], 13 March 1840, to Sir George [Smart?], 1840 Mar. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. Autograph letters signed : St. Ann's Hill, Chertsey, Surrey ; and elsewhere, to Arthur Sullivan, 1857 Sept. 15 to 1863 Apr. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Spagnoletti, Paolo, 1768-1834. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London] May 4 1819, to Sir George Smart, 1819 May 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Irvine, Alexander, 1863-1941. Autograph Collection of Alexander Irvine. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Hanover royal music archive, 1651-1951, 1770-1870 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., London, 1822?], to Sir George Smart, 1822?. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. Autograph letter signed, dated : Chertsey (Surrey), 1 June 1855, to Mr. [Christopher?] Lonsdale, 1855 June 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. George Smart letter to John Kemble, 1841 Feb. 23. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Thalberg, Sigismond, 1812-1871. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?, 27 May 1836], to Sir George [Smart], 1836 May 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855. Autograph envelope, dated : [London], 24 April 1849, 1849 Apr. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Collection of music-related autographs, 1796-1874. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Braham, John, 1774-1856. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London?], 7 February 1821, to George Smart, 1821 Feb. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854,. Autograph letters signed and unsigned from Charles Kemble to various recipients [manuscript], 1818-1854. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Young, Charles Mayne, 1777-1856. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 9 February 1850, to Sir George Smart, 1850 Feb. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bishop, Henry R. (Henry Rowley), Sir, 1786-1855. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 4 June 1842, to Sir George Smart, 1842 June 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1828. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Lablache, Luigi, 1794-1858. Autograph document signed, dated : [n.p., London?] July 15 1836, 1836 July 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Novello, Vincent, 1781-1861. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 22 November 1828, to George Gwilt, 1828 Nov. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. Letters from Sir George Smart, with related material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
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associatedWith Baugniet, Charles, 1814-1886. person
associatedWith Bennett, William Sterndale, Sir, 1816-1875. person
associatedWith Bishop, Henry R. (Henry Rowley), Sir, 1786-1855. person
associatedWith Braham, John, 1774-1856. person
associatedWith Catalani, Angelica, 1780-1849. person
correspondedWith Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814 person
associatedWith Dragonetti, Domenico, 1763-1846, person
associatedWith Garrick Club, London. person
associatedWith Grove, George, Sir, 1820-1900, person
associatedWith Hatton, John Liptrot, 1809-1886. person
associatedWith Haymarket Theatre (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Heath. person
associatedWith Helmore, Thomas, 1811-1890. person
associatedWith Horn, William James, fl. 1848. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hummel, Johann Nepomuk, 1778-1837. person
associatedWith Irvine, Alexander, 1863-1941. person
associatedWith Julien. person
associatedWith Kalkbrenner, Frédéric, 1785-1849. person
correspondedWith Kemble, Adelaide, person
correspondedWith Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854, person
associatedWith Kemble, John Mitchell, 1807-1857, person
associatedWith King, John Dashwood, Sir, d. 1849. person
associatedWith Lablache, Luigi, 1794-1858. person
associatedWith Lonsdale, Christopher, 1795-1877. person
associatedWith Macfarren, Walter, 1826-1905. person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Mathews, Lucia Elizabeth, (Madame Vestris), 1797-1856. person
associatedWith Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. person
associatedWith Moscheles, Ignaz, 1794-1870, person
associatedWith Murray, John, 1778-1843. person
associatedWith Novello, Clara, 1818-1908. person
associatedWith Novello, Vincent, 1781-1861. person
associatedWith Oliphant, Thomas, 1799-1873. person
associatedWith Phillips, Henry, 1801-1876. person
associatedWith Ries, Ferdinand, 1784-1838. person
associatedWith Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855. person
associatedWith Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. person
associatedWith Salaman, Charles, 1814-1901. person
associatedWith Salmon, Eliza, 1787-1849. person
associatedWith Spagnoletti, Paolo, 1768-1834. person
associatedWith Stephens, Catherine, 1794-1882. person
associatedWith Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900. person
associatedWith Sullivan, Thomas, 1805-1866, person
associatedWith Tait, Archibald Campbell, 1811-1882. person
associatedWith Thalberg, Sigismond, 1812-1871. person
associatedWith Wesley, Samuel, 1766-1837. person
associatedWith Young, Charles Mayne, 1777-1856. person
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Birth 1776-05-10

Death 1867-02-23

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