Watts, William, active 1800-1850

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Secretary (from 1815 to 1847) of the Philharmonic Society.

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creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Ritter – Saint-Säens (ff. 279); 1822-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 Theodore Ritter, pianist: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to George Hogarth from Theodore Ritter: 1860: Fr.ff. 2-4 ..., 1822-1913 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Gosden – Grützmacher (ff. 234); 1826-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 D. Gosden & Co; advertising agents of London: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to Francesco Berger from D. Gosden & Co. ..., 1826-1913 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Cox – Cusins (ff. 241); 1813-1910, n.d.includes:f. 1 Garnet Wolseley Cox, composer: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to Francesco Berger from Garnet Wolseley Cox: 1903.f. 2 J. Ber..., 1813-1910 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Cabel – Clinton (ff. 216); 1815-1913, 1953, n.d.includes:f. 1 Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Marie-Josèphe Cabel, née Dreulette; singer: Letter to [S. Lucas] from Marie-Josèphe Cabel: circa 1870: Fr.f. 2 Stanl..., 1815-1953 British Library
creatorOf Receipts (signed) mainly from performers, some entered on printed forms; 1815, 1830-80, n.d. Arranged in alphabetical order. Receipts for 1912-13 have been incorporated into the alphabetical series of ‘Original Letters’ in RPS MSS 333-368.ff. 405. Va..., 1815-1880 British Library
creatorOf 1816-22.ff. 198. 98 x 160, 178 x 114mm.includes:ff. 13v-14 Domenico Dragonetti, double-bass player and composer: William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Copies of letters to Domenico Dragonetti from William Watts: 1816-44.f. 26 Catherine ..., 1816-1822 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Healey – Holst (ff. 244); 1829-1912, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 Lillian Nordica, singer: W. B. Healey, opera and concert agent: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to Francesco Berger from W..., 1829-1912 British Library
referencedIn Foundation book, with signatures and addresses of members; 6 Feb. 1813. With annotations and additions to 1847. The members are numbered 1-59, but some of the later names in this series are inserted in pencil rather than signed, and the series has be..., 1813-1847 British Library
creatorOf Account Book; 1813-67. Income and expenditure accounts for each season, including names of orchestra and soloists, in some years marking numbers of concerts and of rehearsals each attended. For a facsimile of the expenditure page for 1831 (f. 19v), s..., 1813-1867 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Moul – Novello (ff. 259); 1828-1913, 1921, n.d.includes:ff. 1, 3 Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas, composer: Alfred Moul, agent, Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs, et Editeurs de Musique: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Sec..., 1828-1921 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Fairweather – Gilmer (ff. 245); 1816-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 2-4 Anna Bochkoltz-Falconi, singer: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to [G. Hogarth?] from Anna Bochkoltz-Falconi: 18..., 1816-1913 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Gimpel – Görlitz (ff. 238); 1826-1913, 1951-52, n.d.includes:f. 1 Bronislav Gimpel, violinist: David Ritson Smith, Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letter to Bronislav Gimpel from David Ritson Smith: 1951: Copy.f. 2 Bron..., 1826-1952 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Oakeley – Parry (ff. 303); 1820-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-3 Sir Herbert Stanley Oakeley, composer, organist and conductor: Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Alexander Grant, 10th Baronet; of Dalvey; Principal of Edi..., 1820-1913 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Dvořák – Eyre (ff. 239); 1819-1910, n.d.includes:f. 1 John Clapham, D Mus: Antonin Dvorák, composer: List of Dvorák's letters in possession of the Royal Philharmonic Society , with corrections and additions by John Clapham: circ..., 1819-1910 British Library
referencedIn SMART PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. I94). Correspondence, etc., of Sir George Thomas Smart, largely in connection with the Philharmonic Society (including some letters written to Lady Smart after her husband's death); 1790-1867, n.d.includes:ff. 1-3, 35, 47, 8..., 1790-1867 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Gui – Hayward (ff. 253); 1824-1913, 1952, n.d.includes:ff. 1, 9 Vittorio Gui, conductor and composer: David Ritson Smith, Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letters to Vittorio Gui from David Ritson Smith: 1952: Drafts.ff. 2..., 1824-1952 British Library
creatorOf Letter book; 1850-58.ff. 179. 225 x 184mm.includes:ff. 2, 10, 34, 54, 56, 60v, 75r, 75v, 77, 95, 96, 97 Sir Michael Costa, composer: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Sir Michael Costa from Georg..., 1850-1858 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Queen’s Hall – Riseley (ff. 250); 1820-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-7, 12 Robert Newman, manager of the New Queen's Hall Orchestra: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Francesco Berger..., 1820-1913 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Tabb – Vert (ff. 269); 1821-1913, 1950-53, n.d.includes:f. 1 Richard Prestridge Valentine Tabb, cellist: William Hayman Cummings, Mus.D: Letter to William Hayman Cummings from Richard Prestridge Valentine Tabb: circa 1908.f. 2 ..., 1821-1953 British Library
creatorOf AYRTON PAPERS. Vol. IV A (ff. ii+200). Letters, etc., 'From Composers, Performrs and other Musical Characters'; 1802-1847, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 Robert Nicolas Charles Bochsa, composer and harpist: Correspondence: 1822.ff. 3-5b John Wall Callcott,..., 1802-1847 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1220. 19th and 20th century letters and music.ff. 28. Largest size 310 x 270mm.A. Letter from the pianist and composer Muzio Clementi to William Watts, Secretary (from 1815 to 1847) of the Philharmonic Society; 17 February 1816. Italian. Pur..., 1816-1928 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Dale – Duvernoy (ff. 240); 1813-1913, 1925, n.d.includes:f. 1 Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Benjamin James Dale, composer: Letter to Francesco Berger from Benjamin James Dale: circa 1910...., 1813-1925 British Library
creatorOf 1813-54.ff. 247 + 74a. 312 x 200mm.includes:ff. 1-3r, 7v-8r, 9v-11, 13-14r, 25v, 54, 88v-89r William Horsley, composer: Minutes of general meetings of the Philharmonic Society, approved by: 1813-1818.ff. 2v-3, 23v-24, 32, 43v-46, 49r Samuel Webbe..., 1813-1854 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Schumann – Sloper (ff. 249); 1819-1913, 1938-50, n.d.includes:ff. 1-3 Sir William Sterndale Bennett, composer: Clara Josephine Schumann, née Wieck; pianist and composer; wife of R Schumann: Emma Busby, musician: George Hogarth, ..., 1819-1950 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence concerning membership, etc.; 1951-59 (ff. 188).includes:f. 1 Sir William Turner Walton, OM; composer: Alan J. Kirby, OBE; conductor; Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letter to Sir William Turner Walton from Alan J. Kirby: 1951:..., 1951-1959 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Ashe – Beckwith (ff. 254); 1816-1913, 1952-53, n.d.includes:ff. 1-4 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Andrew Ashe, flautist and concert organiser: Honoria Ashe, singer: Letters concerning Honoria Ashe's first Londo..., 1816-1953 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Loewe – Macintyre (ff. 226); 1828-1910, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 Sophie Johanna Christina Loewe, soprano: Letter from Sophie Johanna Christina Loewe: 1841.ff. 3-4 Sophie Löwe, singer: Letter to the Directors of the Philharmonic So..., 1828-1910 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: MacMurdie – Martuicci (ff. 229); 1837-1910, n.d.includes:f. 1 C[arl] Klingemann, author and librettist: Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, composer: George William Budd, music publisher; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: J..., 1837-1910 British Library
creatorOf Original letters: supplementary volume.ff. 265.1. ff. 1-15. Correspondence of William Watts (secretary of the Philharmonic Society 1815-47); 1816-26, n.d. Included are letters from J. H. Griesbach, Henry Smart and Thomas Lindsay Willman. With a lette..., 1816-1976 British Library
creatorOf Letter book; 1846-49. In the hand of William Watts, 1846-47, and of George William Budd, 1847-49.ff. 115. 222 x 185mm.includes:f. 1 Sir Michael Costa, composer: William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Copy of a letter to Sir Michael Costa f..., 1846-1849 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Vianesi – Whitworth (ff. 252); 1816-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 Auguste Charles Léonard François Vianesi, composer and conductor: Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to [S. Lucas] from Auguste Charles Léonard Fran..., 1816-1913 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Michal – Moszkowski (ff. 241); 1819-1911, n.d.includes:f. 1 Louise Michal, singer: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to George Hogarth from Louise Michal: 1860: Autogr.ff. 2-10 ..., 1819-1911 British Library
creatorOf Letter from Muzio Clementi to William Watts, 1816 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Patey – Pyne (ff. 256); 1819-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-3 Janet Patey, née Whytock; contralto: Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: John George Patey, singer: Letters to Stanley Lucas from John George Patey rel. to Jane..., 1819-1913 British Library
creatorOf Royal correspondence; 1821-1976.ff. 227.Arranged in the following order: letters written on behalf of:—1. ff. 1-158. Sovereigns: Prince Leopold, later Leopold I of Belgium, Queen Adelaide, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, G..., 1821-1976 British Library
referencedIn Recommendations; 1815-46. All bearing the signatures of those making the recommendation, and most annotated with the dates on which the recommendations were read and with the result. Entered on printed forms from 1820 or 1821 onwards.ff. 218 + 169*. ..., 1815-1846 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Widor – Zucchelli, and anonymous (ff. 292); 1818-1912, 1938, n.d.includes:ff. 1-21, 28-29 Charles Marie Jean Albert Widor, organist, composer and conductor: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society..., 1818-1938 British Library
creatorOf Papers relating to the Society’s links with Beethoven, and to Schaller’s bust of the composer, presented to the Society by Fanny Linzbauer in 1870; 1813-1927. Items 2, 3, 5, 6, 8-13 and 16 below were either given by Mme Linzbauer with the bust or sen..., 1813-1927 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: McKay – Mackintosh (ff. 245); 1820-34, 1879-1909. ff. 2-235 are letters from Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, 1879-1909.includes:f. 1 Iver McKay, singer: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: ..., 1820-1909 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Coates – Costa (ff. 227); 1817-1913, 1951-3, n.d.includes:ff. 1-7 Albert Coates, conductor and composer: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Francesco Berger from Albert Coates: [n..., 1817-1953 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Salaman – Schulz-Curtius (ff. 266); 1819-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Charles Kensington Salaman, pianist, composer and conductor: Letter to William Watts from Charles Kensington Salama..., 1819-1913 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Smart – Stanislaus (ff. 278); 1820-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Charles Frederick Smart, double bass player, brother of George: Letters to [W. Watts] from Charles Frederick Smart: 18..., 1820-1913 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Hope – Jenson (ff. 236); 1824-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 Sir Michael Costa, composer: Edwin Hope, musician: Letter from Edwin Hope rel. to Sir Michael Costa: circa 1850.ff. 2-3 Edward John Hopkins, organist and composer: Stanley ..., 1824-1913 British Library
creatorOf 1822-37.ff. 176. 220 x 184mm.includes:ff. 1, 10v, 11r, 13 Henry Smart, violinist: Minutes of meetings of the Directors of the Philharmonic Society, signed by: 1821-23.f. 1 et seq William Dance, pianist and violinist: Minutes of meetings of the Di..., 1822-1837 British Library
creatorOf Miscellaneous official papers; 1813-1925.ff. 152. Various sizes.As follows:—1. ff. 1-55. Correspondence, notes, etc., chiefly relating to resolutions, hire of rooms, tickets, accounts, investments, the library; 1813-1925, n.d.2. ff. 56-75. Notes rela..., 1813-1925 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Bedford – Bergson (ff. 252); 1823-1938, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 Alberto Igenio Randegger, composer: Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer: Herbert Bedford, composer and painter: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philhar..., 1823-1938 British Library
creatorOf 1847-57. With a list of ‘Candidates for Situations in the Orchestra’, 1847-57, giving name, instrument and, in some cases, address (ff. 173v-175r).ff. 175. 226 x 187mm.includes:f. 2v et seq Charles Lucas, conductor and cellist: Minutes of meetings ..., 1847-1857 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Bradford – Butt (ff. 218); 1820-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-4 G. F. Sewell, Hon. Secretary, Bradford Festival Choral Society: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Francesco Berger from..., 1820-1913 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Abell – Artôt (ff. 255); 1823-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 Edith Abell, singer: Letter to the Directors of the Philharmonic Society: 1878: Autogr.f. 2-3 Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Edith Abell, singer: Letter to..., 1823-1913 British Library
creatorOf Letter book; 1831-44. All in the hand of William Watts.ff. 197. Largest size 230 x 185mm.includes:ff. 1, 64 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Pierre François Laporte, actor and impresario: Letters to Pierre François Laporte from Willi..., 1831-1844 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Joachim – Lane (ff. 242); 1815-1912, 1952, n.d.includes:f. 1 Joseph Joachim, violinist: H. Joachim, brother of Joseph Joachim: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to George Hogarth ..., 1815-1952 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Starr – Szczepanowski (ff. 241); 1819-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 Henry R. Starr, viola player: William Hayman Cummings, Mus.D: Postcard to William Hayman Cummings from Henry R. Starr: 1908.ff. 2-5 William Watts, Secretary, Philha..., 1819-1913 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Beringer – Boycott (ff. 252); 1817-1929, 1954-5, n.d.includes:ff. 1-4 Oscar Beringer, pianist and composer: Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Stanley Lucas from Oscar Beringer: 1872, 1879.ff. 5-8 Charl..., 1817-1955 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Laporte – Loder (ff. 251); 1818-1913,n.d.includes:ff. 1-4 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Pierre François Laporte, actor and impresario: Letters to William Watts from Pierre François Laporte: 1830, 1836.ff. 5-6 ..., 1818-1913 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Mason – Meyerbeer (ff. 249); 1822-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-5 Gwendolen Mason, harpist: Letters from Gwendolen Mason: 1908-1909.ff. 6-7 Gwendolen Mason, harpist: William Hayman Cummings, Mus.D: Postcards to William Hayman Cummi..., 1822-1913 British Library
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