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Verney, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSVERNEY

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Verney Manuscripts

Short Title: Verney, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1701x1900]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 14 volumes

Name of creator(s):

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Calvert Williams Verney succeeded to the baronetcy in 1910. In the same year he was elected Liberal MP for Buckinghamshire, a position he held until 1918. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries under H. H. Asquith. In 1911 he married Lady Rachel Catherine Bruce (b. 1890), daughter of Sir Victor Alexander Bruce, 13th Earl of Kincardine. Their son, Stephen Edward Verney, was bishop of Repton from 1977 to 1985.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: A collection comprising largely of eighteenth and nineteenth century volumes of music, including vocal music, piano and other instrumental arrangements, dance music, etc., some of which are of Italian and Spanish-American origin. Amongst the composers mentioned are Weber, Beethoven, Rossini, Mozart, Verdi and Mendelssohn. Also included is a nineteenth century volume comprising poetry, hymns and transcripts of correspondence.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Musical notation, Italian, English, Portuguese, German, French, Spanish.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 10918-10931.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), pp. 270-272.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Sir Harry Calvert Williams, 4th bt, of Steeple Claydon in 1923.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Formerly Verney MSS 1-14.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifan. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); www.npg.org.uk; wikipedia; thePeerage.com; encyclopedia.farlex.com; wikipedia on-line; www.naxos.com; www.classicsonline.com; www.geometry.net; www.hyperion-records.com; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography on-line; www.britannia.com; www.├ętoile-b.com; www.classicalmidi.co.uk; nla.gov.au.

Rules or conventions: Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2008 & June 2011


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Verney, Harry Calvert Williams | Sir | 1881-1974 | Archives

Personal names
Verney , Harry Calvert Williams , 1881-1974

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