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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Webb Correspondence, 1889-1936

Box 1, Folder 1

Illegible signatures, 1893-1918

Box 1, Folder 2

Notes

Box 1, Folder 3

Archibald, Phyllis

Box 1, Folder 4

Armbruster, C., 1894

Box 1, Folder 5

Ashley, G.E., 1894

Box 1, Folder 6

B, J.E., 1898

Box 1, Folder 7

B, J.Y., 1895

Box 1, Folder 8

Backhaus, George Albert, 1913

Box 1, Folder 9

Baker, Mary A., 1912-1913

Box 1, Folder 10

Ball, R., 1905

Box 1, Folder 11

Bannister, J.H., 1913

Box 1, Folder 12

Bantock, Granville, 1893-1895

Box 1, Folder 13

Barett, F. Joyce, 1896

Box 1, Folder 14

Barry, William, 1904

Box 1, Folder 15

Barry, C.A., 1893

Box 1, Folder 16

Bassian, Alexia, 1915

Box 1, Folder 17

Bayley, C [lowes], 1898

Box 1, Folder 18

Belt, Kate Bunley, 1911

Box 1, Folder 19

Benjamin, G.H., 1894-1896

Box 1, Folder 20

Bird, Henry, 1897

Box 1, Folder 21

Bishpham, David, 1894

Box 1, Folder 22

Blaikley, J.B., 1896

Box 1, Folder 23

Bollans, M., 1913

Box 1, Folder 24

Booth, Agatha, 1913

Box 1, Folder 25

Borland, John, 1895

Box 1, Folder 26

Brackenbury, H., 1891

Box 1, Folder 27

Breare, W.H., 1912-1916

Box 1, Folder 28

Bremer, Marie

Box 1, Folder 29

Brewer, A. Herbert, 1913

Box 1, Folder 30

Bridgeman, C., 1913

Box 1, Folder 31

Briggs, H.B., 1895

Box 1, Folder 32

Brodie, Rebecca Sheila, 1933

Box 1, Folder 33

Busby, Thomas R., 1912-1914

Box 1, Folder 34

Butler, R., 1898-1914

Box 1, Folder 35

Carpenter, Ed

Box 1, Folder 36

Carson, L., 1912

Box 1, Folder 37

D'Oyley, Rich, 1894

Box 1, Folder 38

Celleni, Louise

Box 1, Folder 39

Chambers, W.G., 1911

Box 1, Folder 40

Clegg, Edith

Box 1, Folder 41

Clifford, Julian

Box 1, Folder 42

Cobbett, Walt Wilson, 1913

Box 1, Folder 43

Coleridge-Taylor, Jessie, 1912-1915

Box 1, Folder 44

Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel, 1912

Box 1, Folder 45

Corbett, Eli, 1894

Box 1, Folder 46

Corbett-Smith, A., 1912

Box 1, Folder 47

Cowen, Sir Fred Hyman, 1913-1934

Box 1, Folder 48

Cowen, Arthur, 1912

Box 1, Folder 49

Craigie, Pearl M. T., 1900

Box 1, Folder 50

Cunningham, Makta, 1903

Box 2, Folder 1

[Dara], Alex, 1913-1914

Box 2, Folder 2

Darewski, Herman, 1914

Box 2, Folder 3

De Lara, Isidore, 1918

Box 2, Folder 4

Defriez, Violet, 1894

Box 2, Folder 5

Denhof, Ernst, 1913

Box 2, Folder 6

Dolmetich, Arnold

Box 2, Folder 7

Edward, F.G., 1894-1897

Box 2, Folder 8

Evans, Edwin, 1915

Box 2, Folder 9

Fagge, Arthur, 1913

Box 2, Folder 10

Fowles, Ernst, 1894

Box 2, Folder 11

[Frangcan]-Davis, D., 1913

Box 2, Folder 12

Frost, H.F., 1894-1896

Box 2, Folder 13

Fry, Charles, 1894-1896

Box 2, Folder 14

Fuller-Maitland, John Alexander

Box 2, Folder 15

Goodwin, Amina, 1915

Box 2, Folder 16

Goss, Ernest, 1913

Box 2, Folder 17

H

Box 2, Folder 18

H., J.

Box 2, Folder 19

Harty, Hamilton, 1913

Box 2, Folder 20

Harvey, Martin, 1907

Box 2, Folder 21

Harvey, Louise, 1913

Box 2, Folder 22

Hayyleduce, Isobel

Box 2, Folder 23

Hearne, J., 1912

Box 2, Folder 24

Helmsley, C.T., 1913

Box 2, Folder 25

Henkel, Lily, 1912-1915

Box 2, Folder 26

Hetvey, Arthur, 1894-1896

Box 2, Folder 27

Holbrooke, Josef, 1915

Box 2, Folder 28

Holland, M. Clarke, 1934

Box 2, Folder 29

Horne, Marie

Box 2, Folder 30

Horsford, Cyril

Box 2, Folder 31

Howard, Fanny, 1913

Box 2, Folder 32

Jacquoffsky, G., 1898

Box 2, Folder 33

Johns, Llewellyn, 1914

Box 2, Folder 34

Jones, A.M., 1913

Box 2, Folder 35

Jones, Gwyn, 1912

Box 3, Folder 1

Kalisch, Alfred

Box 3, Folder 2

Kennet, Olive

Box 3, Folder 3

Kimpton, Gwynne

Box 3, Folder 4

King, Jane, 1913-1914

Box 3, Folder 5

Kirmse, Lily, 1912

Box 3, Folder 6

Klein, Herman, 1912

Box 3, Folder 7

Kreuf, Emil, 1912-1913

Box 3, Folder 8

Leighton, Mary, 1913-1934

Box 3, Folder 9

LeMans, Maria de las, 1913-1914

Box 3, Folder 10

Lyell-Tayler, H.H., 1911-1918

Box 3, Folder 11

MacClean, A., 1913

Box 3, Folder 12

MacDonald, Enid, 1914

Box 3, Folder 13

MacDugin, A.C., 1914-1915

Box 3, Folder 14

Malone, J.A.E., 1913

Box 3, Folder 15

Manson, Mabel, 1914

Box 3, Folder 16

Martin, Easthorpe, 1916

Box 3, Folder 17

Maskilyne, Mevil, 1909

Box 3, Folder 18

Mayer, Daniel, 1913

Box 3, Folder 19

Megone, Norfolk, 1914

Box 3, Folder 20

Menges, Isolde

Box 3, Folder 21

Menges, Kate, 1913

Box 3, Folder 22

Merridth, M., 1918

Box 3, Folder 23

Millar, Webster, 1914

Box 3, Folder 24

Moger, Gladys, 1909-1916

Box 3, Folder 25

Monckton, Lionel

Box 3, Folder 26

Moore, Margaret, 1915

Box 3, Folder 27

Moore, Mary, 1915

Box 3, Folder 28

Mott. C., 1915

Box 3, Folder 29

Mounteford, Frances, 1933

Box 3, Folder 30

Needham, Alicia A.

Box 3, Folder 31

Newmarch, Rosa

Box 3, Folder 32

Noyes, S.M., 1914

Box 3, Folder 33

Oakeley, Hebert, 1896

Box 3, Folder 34

Oliver, Herbert

Box 3, Folder 35

Parry, Sir Charles, 1896-1915

Box 3, Folder 36

Phillips, William, 1896

Box 3, Folder 37

Pindar, J.B.

Box 3, Folder 38

Pinero, Arthur, 1893

Box 4, Folder 1

R, 1912

Box 4, Folder 2

Reed, George Wilbur, 1913

Box 4, Folder 3

Remington, A., 1895

Box 4, Folder 4

Richardson, Audrey, 1913

Box 4, Folder 5

Ronald, L., 1912-1915

Box 4, Folder 6

Roze, Raymond, 1913

Box 4, Folder 7

Rumsey, Vivan, 1913

Box 4, Folder 8

Runciman, John

Box 4, Folder 9

Santley, Maud, 1912-1913

Box 4, Folder 10

Sarga, A., 1912

Box 4, Folder 11

Sargeant, Easton, 1913

Box 4, Folder 12

Scholes, Percy A., 1918

Box 4, Folder 13

Sidney, Robert, 1912

Box 4, Folder 14

Smith, W. MacDonald, 1895

Box 4, Folder 15

Sparrow, Fred W.

Box 4, Folder 16

Speer, Charlton, 1912

Box 4, Folder 17

Spencer, William

Box 4, Folder 18

Spurling, S.J., 1911-1915

Box 4, Folder 19

Squire, W.H., 1913

Box 4, Folder 20

Stainer, John, 1889

Box 4, Folder 21

Stern, Leo

Box 4, Folder 22

Teyte, Maggie, 1913

Box 4, Folder 23

Thornfield, E., 1915

Box 4, Folder 24

Turner, Robert Alderson, 1895

Box 4, Folder 25

Verne, Mathilde

Box 4, Folder 26

Vincent, Charles, 1894

Box 4, Folder 27

Visetti, Albert

Box 4, Folder 28

Wallace, John, 1912

Box 4, Folder 29

Walter, Herbert, 1912

Box 4, Folder 30

Walters, Walter, 1918

Box 4, Folder 31

Wesche, Walter, 1894

Box 4, Folder 32

Whitcomb, Margaret, 1902-1913

Box 4, Folder 33

Whitmarsh, G.S., 1895

Box 4, Folder 34

Wisse, Frederick, 1897

Box 4, Folder 35

Wood, Sir Henry J., 1914

Box 4, Folder 36

Woodall, Doris, 1914

Box 4, Folder 37

Worth, Agatha, 1913-1914

 

Series II: Lady Monckton and other Correspondence, 1769-1937

Box 5, Folder 1

Broadsides, 1801-1920

Box 5, Folder 2

Illegible and undated

Box 5, Folder 3

Illegible, [17?9]-1933

Box 5, Folder 4

A, 1817-1926

Box 5, Folder 5

Allingham, William

Box 5, Folder 6

Ba, 1815-1911

Box 5, Folder 7

Ball, R., 1844-1856

Box 5, Folder 8

Barrett, W., 1915

Box 5, Folder 9

Be, 1833-1877

Box 5, Folder 10

Bennett, Sir William Sterndale, 1863-1873

Box 5, Folder 11

Bi

Box 5, Folder 12

Bl, 1813-1907

Box 5, Folder 13

Bo, 1887

Box 5, Folder 14

Br, 1769-1895

Box 5, Folder 15

Brongham, H., 1838-1843

Box 5, Folder 16

Bu, 1785-1897

Box 5, Folder 17

Buxton, Charles, 1860-1871

Box 5, Folder 18

C, [1844]-ca. 1900

Box 5, Folder 19

Co, 1840-1859

Box 5, Folder 20

D, 1867-1879

Box 5, Folder 21

De Salis, J., 1882

Box 5, Folder 22

E, 1824-1906

Box 5, Folder 23

Fechter, Charles Albert

Box 5, Folder 24

Forbes-Robertson, Johnston, 1920-1921

Box 5, Folder 25

G, 1826-1873

Box 5, Folder 26

Garrick, E.M., 1772

Box 5, Folder 27

Garrow, William, 1815

Box 5, Folder 28

Go, 1848-1894

Box 5, Folder 29

H, 1840-1886

Box 5, Folder 30

Ha, 1840-circa 1910

Box 5, Folder 31

Hardwicke, Earl of, 1811-1820

Box 5, Folder 32

He, 1842-1894

Box 5, Folder 33

Hume, Joseph, 1847-1848

Box 5, Folder 34

Irving, Sir Henry, 1880-1883

Box 5, Folder 35

Joseph, Charles Auguste Luis, Duc de Mornay

Box 5, Folder 36

Jones, Henry Arthur, 1894-1897

Box 5, Folder 37

K

Box 5, Folder 38

Kean, Charles John, 1861

Box 5, Folder 39

L, 1884

Box 5, Folder 40

Le, 1860-1876

Box 6, Folder 1

M, 1855

Box 6, Folder 2

Ma, 1834-1894

Box 6, Folder 3

Mackay, W., 1841-1852

Box 6, Folder 4

Macready, William Charles, 1833-1863

Box 6, Folder 5

Marquis of Salisbury, 1873-1895

Box 6, Folder 6

N

Box 6, Folder 7

P, 1845-1858

Box 6, Folder 8

Peel, Sir Robert, 1838-1841

Box 6, Folder 9

Perceval, Spencer, 1802-1807

Box 6, Folder 10

R, 1794-1894

Box 6, Folder 11

S, 1834-1888

Box 6, Folder 12

Sa, 1835-1888

Box 6, Folder 13

Sant, James

Box 6, Folder 14

Scarlett, Sir James

Box 6, Folder 15

Se, 1863-1915

Box 6, Folder 16

Selbourne, 1859-1887

Box 6, Folder 17

Sh, 1859-1913

Box 6, Folder 18

Si, 1860-1887

Box 6, Folder 19

Sieverking, E.H., 1866

Box 6, Folder 20

Smith, 1837-1858

Box 6, Folder 21

Spencer, 1796-1815

Box 6, Folder 22

St, 1804-1906

Box 6, Folder 23

Stanley, Dean, 1865-1875

Box 6, Folder 24

Steele, W., 1801-1802

Box 6, Folder 25

Steele, E.

Box 6, Folder 26

Stirling, Fanny

Box 6, Folder 27

Stubb (W. Oxon), 1895-1889

Box 6, Folder 28

Su, 1857-1893

Box 6, Folder 29

Sumner, Dr.

Box 6, Folder 30

T, 1795-1881

Box 6, Folder 31

Taylor, Tom, 1876

Box 6, Folder 32

Tennyson, 1842-1883

Box 6, Folder 33

Toole, John Lawrence, 1865-1891

Box 6, Folder 34

Tree, Herbert Beerbohn, 1889

Box 6, Folder 35

V, 1824

Box 6, Folder 36

W, 1820-1914

Box 6, Folder 37

Yo, 1826