Henry Sandwith Drinker collection of musical autographs
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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Overview and metadata sections
Henry Sandwith Drinker was a lawyer and a musicologist who graduated from Haverford College, probably in 1900. He collected the autographs of musicians.
This collection includes the autographs of renowned musicians, including Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, and Felix Mendelssohn. These autographs are found on letters and in one case, a calling card. Researchers will also find a photograph of Brahms which he sent to Friedchen Wagner, and two photographs of sculptures of the bust of Brahms.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by name of musician.
Gift of Sophie H. Drinker, 1965.
Die Schnur, die Perl an Perle by Brahms, holograph score, cataloged separately as Ms. Coll. 414.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Holly Mengel
- Finding Aid Date
- 2015 June 25
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.