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Guide to the Francis Gilbert Webb Correspondence Collection, 1769-1934
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Francis Gilbert Webb Correspondence Collection
    Dates: 1769-1934
    Bulk Dates: 1889-1915
    Identification: SC/FGW
    Creator: Webb, Francis Gilbert, 1853-1941
    Physical Description: 2.50 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections
    Abstract: Francis Gilbert Webb (1853-1941) was a well-known English music critic and musicologist writing from the turn of the 19th century until 1932 as 'Lancelot" of The Referee. The collection consists of the correspondence files of Mr. Webb and the correspondence of Lady Monckton and a few other letters addressed to different people found in the Webb collection. The correspondence in Webb’s files includes letters from many music personalities such as Samuel Coleridge Taylor, H. H. Lyell-Tayler, Sir Charles Parry, and Albert Visetti.

    Biographical Information:

    Francis Gilbert Webb (1853-1941) was a well-known English music critic and musicologist writing from the turn of the 19th century until 1932 as 'Lancelot" of The Referee. He wrote for several dailies: The Yorkshire Post, The Standard, Morning Post, Daily Telegraph , The Observer, and The Sunday Times. He was one of the founders of the Musical News and the Folk Song Society , and co-authored two books on music, Indian Music (1914) and Oostersche muziek (1921).

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records
    Photographic material

    Personal Name:

    Webb, Francis Gilbert, 1853-1937

    Topical Term:

    Music -- 19th century
    Music -- 20th century

    Administrative Information

    Accruals:

    ca. 1970s

    Processing Information:

    Tony Gardner

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], Francis Gilbert Webb Correspondence Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Webb Correspondence, 1889-1934
    Series II: Lady Monckton and other Correspondence, 1769-1937

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of the correspondence files of Mr. Webb, the correspondence of Lady Monckton, and a few other letters addressed to different people. The correspondence in Webb’s files includes letters from many music personalities such as Samuel Coleridge Taylor, H. H. Lyell-Tayler, Sir Charles Parry, and Albert Visetti. Internal evidence in the collection does not explain how Lady Monckton’s correspondence became part of Francis Webb’s collection. Lady Monckton was the mother of Lionel Monckton, a friend of Webb. Lady Monckton, an amateur actress, was married to Sir John Monckton, London’s town clerk. The collection is divided into two series: Webb Correspondence (1889-1934) and Lady Monckton and other Correspondence (1769-1937).
    Series I, Webb Correspondence, consists of letters written to Webb. They were written during the years 1889 through 1937 with most dating from 1889-1915. The authors were contemporary musical figures and readers of Webb's reviews.
    Series II, Lady Monckton and other Correspondence, consists of 312 letters addressed to Lady Mockton and others. They are from musical, literary, theatrical, and political figures written between 1769 and 1933 with most having 19th century dates.