BRITISH MUSEUM,
LONDON: W. C.
13 Sept 1902


Sir, 1

Haydn’s “Collection of Scottish Airs harmonized for the voice & piano forte with introductory & concluding symphonies and accompaniments for a violin & violoncello. 2 vol.” 2 was published in 1806 by William Whyte, South St. Andrew’s Street, Edinburgh[.]

The book has been out of print for many years & is extremely difficult {2} to obtain in its complete form. Perhaps Mr. Reeves, Charing Cross Rd London W. C. might be able to obtain a copy for you[.]


Yours faithfully
[signed:] G. K. Fortesque

Mr Reeves
Charing Cross Rd
London W. C.

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014

© Translation


BRITISH MUSEUM,
LONDON: W. C.
13 Sept 1902


Sir, 1

Haydn’s “Collection of Scottish Airs harmonized for the voice & piano forte with introductory & concluding symphonies and accompaniments for a violin & violoncello. 2 vol.” 2 was published in 1806 by William Whyte, South St. Andrew’s Street, Edinburgh[.]

The book has been out of print for many years & is extremely difficult {2} to obtain in its complete form. Perhaps Mr. Reeves, Charing Cross Rd London W. C. might be able to obtain a copy for you[.]


Yours faithfully
[signed:] G. K. Fortesque

Mr Reeves
Charing Cross Rd
London W. C.

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014

© Translation

Footnotes

1 This letter is not recorded in Schenker’s diary; nor does the British Library hold any correspondence between Schenker and Fortesque, who was Keeper of Printed Books, Maps, Charts, and Plans at this time. I am grateful to Christopher Scobie and the staff of the British Library Corporate Archive for assistance in identifying Fortesque.

2 The British Library holds two copies of this publication, with shelfmarks Music Collections I. 372 and R. M. 13. E. 21. The catalogue gives the dates of publication as "1806, 07."

Commentary

Format
2p letter, printed letterhead, ink holograph message and signature, appended pencilled address.
Rights Holder
Trustees of the British Museum, permission sought
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Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-c.1939)—New York Public Library (c.1939-)

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