Letters received, 1860 March 9-1903 Nov.

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Lang, B. J. (Benjamin Johnson), 1837-1909. Letters received, 1860 March 9-1903 Nov.

Letters received, 1860 March 9-1903 Nov.

Collection consists of letters from musicians regarding their music and performances and writers regarding lyrics, as well as social notes to Mrs. Lang. Items removed from a scrapbook or guest book include autographs, inscribed calling cards and poetical and musical quotations. Correspondents include Edward Everett, William Vincent Wallace, John Sims Reeves, Eduard Hildebrandt, Hans Guido von Bülow, Robert Leitch, Rose Terry Cooke, Leopold Damrosch (setting the English words in Berlioz's Faust), Alexander Wheelock Thayer, Edward Everett Hale, Henry Irving, Amalie Materna, Franz von Lenbach, Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski, Jules Massenet, Feruccio Benvenuto Busoni, Anton Seidl, Nellie Melba (regarding an upcoming performance in Boston), George Templeton Strong (detailed letter regarding a new work for male chorus, with singing directions), Fanny Kemble, Charles Lamoureux (seeking music for Act 2 of The Flying Dutchman), Theodore Thomas, Richard Mansfield, Booker T. Washington, Richard Strauss, Kate Gannett Wells, and William Dean Howells. With a musical quotation, "Amitié pour amitié," Boston, 1859 March 7.

32 items in box ; 26 cm.

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