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From the materials in the collection, it is evident that composer Boswell studied with Emile R. Blanchett and others in Europe (1912-1924), and was living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during the 1940s and 1950s.
The collection consists chiefly of autograph musical compositions and/or arrangements by Boswell. They include two compositions for poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and by Coventry Patmore, a printed sheet music pamphlet autographed by Emile R. Blanchet, and an autograph sheet titled "Nocturne en la Mineur", dated October 1924, also by Blanchet and dedicated to Boswell. Also present are three music notebooks of piano exercises Boswell wrote titled "Analytical Study of Piano Technique" (1950), with a preface by Robert Casadesus. In addition to the music, there is a diary dating from 1912 to 1924, which includes dates of lessons taken by Boswell with Blanchet, Otto Barblan, Louis A. Coerne, and Rudolph Ganz.
Organized by accession.
The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.
Gift of Mrs. Emmons Blodgett and Mr. George B. Boswell on March 6, 1975.
The "Nocturne en la Mineur" manuscript was transferred from the Music Library on March 6, 1979.
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Finding aid written by James Flannery on January 12, 2006. Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
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- Blanchet, E. R. (Emile-Robert), 1877-1943
- Patmore, Coventry, 1823-1896
- Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882.
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