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|Named Person:||Jenny Lind; P T Barnum; Julius Benedict, Sir; Frieda Hempel; Otto Goldschmidt; Manuel Garcia; Leonidas Westervelt; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Bayard Taylor; Kitty Cheatham; Barnum family.|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Abel Ahlquist; Johannes Hoving; Ragnar L Cederlund; Axel Lindegard; Robert Thompson Anderson; Tobias Norlind; Julius Moritzen; Alexander J Wall; W A Hildebrand; Kitty Cheatham; Edmund Bramhall Child; Oscar Wegelin; Leonidas Westervelt; New-York Historical Society,; Jenny Lind Collection.; Leonidas Westervelt's Jenny Lind Collection.; Kitty Cheatham's Jenny Lind Collection.; Edmund Bramhall Child's Collection of Jenny Lind Songs.
|Notes:||Ca. 143 items have been cataloged separately at item level control and may be found in the Library's catalog by author, title, and under the collection name (i.e. Jenny Lind collection); Leonidas Westervelt's typescript (carbon) inventory has been cataloged separately and housed in the Society's Archives.
The bulk of the non-book materials of the Jenny Lind Collection are housed either in the Society's Manuscript Room, Print Room or Museum. Users should apply to the appropriate department.
|Description:||ca. 1600 items.|
The material consists of books belonging to Jenny Lind, association and presentation copies; songsters with songs sung by her; sheet music and several bound albums of music, with Jenny Lind songs, many with portraits of Lind in her roles; many miscellaneous portraits (photographic reproductions and illustrations); concert programs; autographs and autograph letters; ephemera (loose and bound) relating to episodes in Jenny Lind's career and personal life, the use of Jenny Lind's name, the Jenny Lind house in Chelsea (N.Y.), Jenny Lind concerts, centennials, and exhibitions.
The collection continues with correspondence between Leonidas Westervelt and other collectors of Lindiana, dealers, and scholars concerning his collecting, lectures and exhibitions; several items relating to the Jenny Lind Photoplay Corporation; a large volume of press clippings on Leonidas Westervelt's career as a playwright, author, and Lind fan, which includes material on theater in the New York (N.Y.) area and theater criticism.
It also contains material collected by Frieda Hempel and given by her to Westervelt: 2 vols. of clippings and ephemera on Hempel's career and her interest in Jenny Lind, and one large volume of original letters from people who heard Jenny Lind sing, solicited by Hempel while she was on a concert tour in England.
Leonidas Westervelt's Jenny Lind collection includes, in addition to books, some of her personal belongings, framed portraits, busts, daguerreotypes, medals and tokens, Jenny Lind bottles, figurines, and manuscripts, such as the contract made between P.T. Barnum and Jenny Lind.
Kitty Cheatham's Jenny Lind Collection consists primarily of clippings on Jenny Lind and Kitty Cheatham's career as a singer and authority on Lind, including one scrapbook; a large collection of Jenny Lind poetry on scraps of paper, gathered by William A. Hildebrand for a projected anthology (housed in a separate box); correspondence, typescripts and illustrated matter.
Edmund Bramhall Child's Collection of Jenny Lind Songs contains ca. 75 music sheets and individual music sheet covers, many with portraits of Jenny Lind.
- Lind, Jenny, -- 1820-1887.
- Barnum, P. T. -- (Phineas Taylor), -- 1810-1891.
- Benedict, Julius, -- Sir, -- 1804-1885.
- Hempel, Frieda, -- 1885-1955.
- Goldschmidt, Otto, -- 1829-1907.
- Garcia, Manuel, -- 1805-1906.
- Westervelt, Leonidas, -- 1875-1952.
- Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, -- 1809-1847.
- Taylor, Bayard, -- 1825-1878.
- Cheatham, Kitty.
- Jenny Lind Association.
- Jenny Lind Collection.
- Jenny Lind Photoplay Corporation.
- Barnum family.
- Music -- History and criticism.
- Music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
- Music -- Biography.
- Operas -- 19th century.
- Songs -- Texts.
- Singers -- Biography.
- Theater -- History.