Guide to the Mario Ancona Collection

Andrea Castillo
Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound
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Guide to the Mario Ancona Collection

Collection number: ARS-0012

Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Andrea Castillo
Date Completed:
July 2006
Encoded by:
Ray Heigemeir
©2006 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mario Ancona Collection
Dates: 1792-1974
Collection number: ARS-0012
Creator: Giacomo Ancona
Collection Size: 8 linear feet
Repository: Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, California 94305-3076
Abstract: The Mario Ancona collection (8 linear feet; 17 boxes) includes photographs, memorabilia, sound recordings and miscellaneous documents related to the baritone's career, and to the performing arts and artists around the turn of the 20th century.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English Italian

Access

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Preferred Citation

Mario Ancona Collection, ARS-0012. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography / Administrative History

The baritone Mario Ancona was born in Livorno, Italy on February 28, 1860. After finishing a business career he studied voice with Maestro Matteini in his native city, and later with Giuseppe Cima in Milan. He made his debut as an amateur singer in the Concerto Maglioni, in 1880. Ancona's earliest recorded opera appearance was in 1889 with the Triest opera company, singing the role of Scindia in Massenet's Le Roi de Lahore. Shortly after he sang another Massenet opera, Le Cid, in Milan's La Scala (1890), and two years later he created Silvio in Leoncavallo's Paglicacci. For many years he appeared as a regular artist at London's Covent Garden Opera where he was held in very high esteem. He sang as a guest artist in Cairo, Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Warsaw, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Chicago, Boston and various cities in South America. From 1906-08 he was engaged with the Manhattan Opera House where he was particularly successful in his role of Don Giovanni. He was much admired on stage for his elegant deportment, and his beautiful and expressive voice, particularly in the high register. His repertory included Verdi (Germont, Rigoletto, Amonasro, Iago and Don Carlos in Ernani), Puccini (Lescaut and Marcello), Mascagni (Alfio and David in L'amico Fritz), Mozart (Don Giovanni and Figaro), Wagner (Wolfram, Telrammund and Hans Sachs), and several French roles such as Nevers, Escamillo and Valentin. After retiring in 1916 Mario Ancona devoted himself to teaching voice. He died in Florence on February 23, 1931.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Mario Ancona collection was created by his son Giacomo Ancona. It was mainly organized in scrapbooks, some bound, others with loose leaves boxed together. The materials gathered range from as early as 1792 with an Ancona family document, to as late as the 1970s with Giacomo Ancona's correspondence. The primary languages represented are Italian and English. Of particular interest are the three oversize portfolios entitled 1. Mario Ancona, 2. Musical Artists and 3. Royalty, Composers, Conductors, Comedians, Virtuosi, Famous People, and Students which contain photographs and documents mounted on poster board. The selection of photographs ranges from autographed portraits of opera singers and composers to members of royalty. Further items include original art work, concert and opera announcements, and honorary documents. Beyond the scrapbooks and portfolios are two volumes of autographed vocal scores entitled Romanze; opera publications; discographies and musical recordings which include 5 reel to reel tapes, 19 non-commercial discs, 17 commercial discs and 2 damaged cylinders.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in ten series: 1. Scrapbooks. 2. Portfolios containing mounted photographs on poster board. 3. Mementos of the Ancona family. 4. Opera materials. 5. Publications. 6. Acknowledgements. 7. Discographies. 8. Scores. 9. Sound recordings. 10. Miscellaneous.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ancona, Mario,1860-1931.
Baritones (Singers)
Musicians--Portraits.
Opera--19th century.
Opera--20th century.

Separated Material

Filed separately is the Giacomo Ancona correspondence documenting the searches for materials pertaining to his father.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

The Times. Court CircularJuly 17, 1893

Box 1, Folder 1

Program. London

Scope and Content Note

Era Lucia, a poem from the Romanza. Written on the verso of a concert program.
Box 1, Folder 2

Windsor Castle. Libretto. Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Amico Fritz July 15, 1893

Box 1, Folder 2

Letter from Giuseppe Cima, maestro di M.A. to Mario Ancona. Milan Jan. 22, 1892

Box 1, Folder 3

"State performance at Windsor Castle. Mascagni's Operas."July 17, 1893

Box 1, Folder 3

Letter from Maestro Vittorio Maria VanzoFeb. 8, 1890

Box 1, Folder 4

Windsor Castle. Program booklet. Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893. Faust May 19, 1894

Box 1, Folder 4

Letter from Maestro Emilio Usiglio to Mario AnconaNov. 22, 1888

Box 1, Folder 5

The Times. Court Circular. Windsor CastleMay 21, 1894

Box 1, Folder 5

Letter from Maestro Enrico Bevignani to Mario AnconaNov. 22, 1888

Box 1, Folder 6

Program. Buckingham PalaceJuly 9, 1894

Box 1, Folder 6

Letter from Maestro Charles Halle to Mario AnconaJune 26, 1896

Box 1, Folder 7

Program. Windsor Castle. Cowen, Frederic H. (Frederic Hymen), Sir, 1852-1935. Signa July 17, 1894

Box 1, Folder 7

Letter from Henry Russell, impresarioSept. 14, 1893

Box 1, Folder 8

The Times. Court Circular. Windsor CastleJuly 19, 1894

Box 1, Folder 8

Two letters from Ruggero Leoncavallo to Mario Ancona

Box 1, Folder 9

Windsor Castle. Libretto. Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen July 16, 1895

Box 1, Folder 9

Letter from Ruggero Leoncavallo to Mario AnconaApril 30

Box 1, Folder 10

The Times. Court Circular. Windsor CastleJuly 18, 1895

Box 1, Folder 10

Two Letters from Ruggero Leoncavallo to Mario Ancona

Box 1, Folder 11

Program. Buckingham PalaceJune 22, 1896

Box 1, Folder 11

Two Letters from Ruggero Leoncavallo to Mario Ancona

Box 1, Folder 12

Program. Buckingham PalaceMay 28, 1897

Box 1, Folder 12

Two Letters from Ruggero Leoncavallo to Mario AnconaNov. 7, 1901

Box 1, Folder 13

Program. Buckingham PalaceJuly 1, 1898

Box 1, Folder 13

Letter from Ruggero Leoncavallo to Mario AnconaMay 20, 1893

Box 1, Folder 14

Program. Buckingham PalaceJune 2, 1899

Box 1, Folder 14

Letter from Ruggero Leoncavallo to Mario Ancona

Box 1, Folder 15

The Times. Court Circular. Windsor CastleJuly 6, 1899

Box 1, Folder 15

Letter from Charles V. Stanford, composerJuly 25, 1893

Box 1, Folder 16

Letter from Mario Ancona to Mr. Vert (letter of recommendation)May 25, 1905

Box 1, Folder 16

Letter from Jules MassenetMarch 18, 1898

Box 1, Folder 17

Thinking of you! Poems dedicated to Emma Dec. 20, 1880

Physical Description: Blue Notebook.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten love poems in Italian
Box 1, Folder 17

Two letters from composer Alfred Keil to Mario AnconaMarch 28, 1899 and Feb. 28, 1904

Box 1, Folder 18

Program. Buckingham PalaceJuly 2, 1900

Box 1, Folder 18

Three letters from Cecile Chaminade to Mario AnconaJan. 12, ? and Jan. 10, 1896

Box 1, Folder 19

Three letters from G. d' Hardelot, Arthur Sullivan and Herman Bemberg to Mario Anconano date ; June 27, ? ; no date

Box 1, Folder 20

Two letters from Umberto Giordano and Giacomo Puccini to Mario AnconaJanuary 1898

Box 1, Folder 21

Three letters from Luigi Denza and F. P. Tosti to Mario Ancona March 1, 1890 ; May 14, ? ; June 24, ?

Box 1, Folder 22

Three letters from Eleonora de Cisneros, Irma Monti de Baldini and Fernando de Lucia to Mario AnconaDec. 1910 ; no date ; Aug. 7, 1893

Box 1, Folder 23

Three letters from composers Luigi Mancinelli and Frederic H. Cowen to Mario AnconaSept. 9, 1894 ; Oct. 26, 1894 ; May 17, ?

Box 1, Folder 24

Three letters from composer Richard Barthelemy and impresario H. Higgins to Mario AnconaApril 16, 1925 ; May 25, 1893

Box 1, Folder 25

Three letters from sopranos Emma Calve, Adelina Patti and Nellie Melba to Mario Anconano date ; May 29, 1905 ; no date

Box 1, Folder 26

Eight letters from tenor Jean de Rezke to Mario AnconaJan. 15, 1901 ; Apr. 5, 1900 ; Feb. 5, 1902 ; Mar. 11, 1903 ; April 24, 1903 ; Apr. 16, 1910 ; Feb. 6, 1922 ; Feb. 21, 1922 ;

Box 1, Folder 27

Letter from Lady Gladys de Grey to Mario Ancona

Scope and Content Note

"Covent Garden's protectoress. Sister in law of Higgins."
Box 1, Folder 28

Two letters from painter Madeleine Le Maire and impresario Henri Russell to Mario Anconano date ; June 30, 1905

Box 1, Folder 29

Two letters from painter Vittorio Corcos to Mario Anconano date ; Mar. 11, 1916

Box 1, Folder 30

Three letters from author Matilde Derao and Prince Frederik of Prussia to Mario AnconaMar. 1, 1902 ; Feb. 28, 1902 ; July 12, 1920

Box 1, Folder 31

Letter from pianist Enrico Rossi to Mario AnconaJan. 14, 1931

Box 1, Folder 32

Announcement of Mario Ancona's death, Radio Milan. Lisa SergioFeb. 23, 1931

Box 1, Folder 33

Two letters from Sophie, Queen of Greece and Guido, Viscout Modrone, president of the Leonardo da Vincino date ; May 2, 1931 [?]

Box 1, Folder 34

Letter from Senator Alessandro ChiapelliFebr. [?] 23, 1931

Box 1, Folder 35

Letter from the painter Vittorio Corcos to Mario Ancona

Box 1, Folder 36

Four letters from author Ugo Oietti, painters Ulvi Liegi and Oscar Ghiglia, comedian and Sebastiano Lopez to Giacomo Ancona1931

Scope and Content Note

Condolences
Box 2, Folder 1

The Pathéphone

Physical Description: booklet
Box 2, Folder 2

Société des Microphonographes Bettini

Physical Description: booklet
Box 2, Folder 3

Société des Microphonographes Bettini

Physical Description: booklet
Box 2, Folder 4

A true Mirror of Sound. Bettini Microphonograph

Physical Description: booklet
Box 2, Folder 5

I Dischi Pathé

Box 2, Folder 6

Historical Records. Bettini: Sembrich Cylinder and Three CatalogsOct. 1, 1965

Box 2, Folder 7

Victor Red Seal Records

Physical Description: booklet
Box 2, Folder 8

New Victor Records ; Victor Grand Opera Records March, May 1907

Physical Description: booklets
Box 2, Folder 9

A True Mirror of Sound. Bettini

Physical Description: booklets
Box 2, Folder 10

RCA Victor Record ReviewDec. 1946

Physical Description: booklet
Box 2, Folder 11

New Victor Record CatalogueJuly 1909

Physical Description: booklet
Box 2, Folder 12

List of Red Seal Records. Victor Talking Machine CompanyJan. 1925

Physical Description: booklet
Box 2, Folder 13

Edison RecordsJuly 1908

Physical Description: booklet
Box 2, Folder 14

RCA Victor announcement of Heritage Series

Physical Description: leaflet
Box 2, Folder 15

Belcanto Disc Catalogue ; Stars of the Metropolitan

Physical Description: leaflets
Box 2, Folder 16

C.R.S. Historical Records

Physical Description: leaflet
Box 2, Folder 17

Bettini Microphonograph and Records ;

Physical Description: June 1898
Box 2, Folder 17

Bettini Microphonograph and Records ; Record Collector ; Top Artists PlattersJune 1898; Sept 1965

Physical Description: booklets and leaflet
Box 2, Folder 18

Connoisseurs' Record Club Bulletin #3

Box 2, Folder 19

Famous Records of the Past ; Rococo Records 1964

Physical Description: leaflets
Box 2, Folder 20

Rococo Records. First ReleasesMarch 1964

Box 2, Folder 21

Royal Opera Covent Garden. Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tristan und Isolde June 30, 1896

Box 2, Folder 22

Royal Opera Covent Garden, announcement.June, 1896

Box 2, Folder 23

Royal Opera Covent Garden, announcement. Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835. Norma June 24, 1899

Box 2, Folder 24

Royal Opera Covent Garden, announcement. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Don Giovanni June 23, 1899

Box 2, Folder 25

Program. Stafford HouseJune 26, 1901

Box 2, Folder 26

Royal Opera Covent Garden, announcement. De Lara, Isidore, 1858-1935. Messaline. July 8, 1901

Box 2, Folder 27

Royal Opera Covent Garden, announcement. Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Lohengrin June 27, 1899

Box 2, Folder 28

Royal Opera Covent Garden, announcement. Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Fidelio June 1, 1899

Box 2, Folder 29

Card with artists' namesJuly 12, 1901

Box 2, Folder 30

Crafton Galleries. Concert programJuly 12, 1894

Box 2, Folder 31

12. Berkeley Square. Program ; Seamore Place. Program.July 6, ? ; June 7, 1893

Box 2, Folder 32

Programs: 7 Cadogan Place, S.W. ; Mr. Bagby's Musical Mornings1894-1906

Box 2, Folder 33

Four visiting cards1893-94

Box 2, Folder 34

Four visiting cards1895-

Box 2, Folder 35

Five visiting cards1903-

Box 2, Folder 36

Four visiting cards1894-

Box 2, Folder 37

Five visiting cards1894-

Box 2, Folder 38

Invitation by the Princess Letitia di SavoiaMarch 21, 1915

Box 3, Folder 1

New Metropolitan Opera House. Four Sunday Night Concert Programs.1894-95

Box 3, Folder 2

Vaudeville Entertainment. Round the operas in twenty minutes ; Passing Show1894-

Box 3, Folder 3

Three Metropolitan Opera House announcements1895; 1896

Box 3, Folder 4

Souvenir Opera Season 1893-94, New York.

Physical Description: booklet
Box 3, Folder 5

Grand Opera program. Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Pagliacci April 3, 1894

Box 3, Folder 6

Libretto. Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Pagliacci (annotated)

Box 3, Folder 7

Libretto. Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893. Faust

Box 3, Folder 8

Program. American Academy of Music. PhiladelphiaDec. 4, 1894

Box 3, Folder 9

Letter of appreciation by The Cunard Steam Company ; Program. In aid of seamen's charities April 29, 1896

Scope and Content Note

Concert given by the artists of the Royal Italian Opera, London and the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
Box 3, Folder 10

Program for the Real Theatro de S. Carlos.Dec. 22, 1897

Box 3, Folder 11

Program for the Real Theatro de S. Carlos.1904-1905

Box 3, Folder 12

Program for the Real Theatro de S. Carlos.1908-1909

Box 3, Folder 13

Eight announcements: Manhattan Opera House 1906 - 1908

Box 3, Folder 14

Program. Teatro de la Opera. Buenos Aires.1902

Box 3, Folder 15

Program. Teatro de la Opera. Buenos Aires.1902

Box 3, Folder 16

Program. Boston Opera House1913-14

Box 3, Folder 17

Program. Théatre des Champs-Elysées1914

Box 3, Folder 18

Program. Boston of Opera House. Season of Grand Opera1913-14

Box 3, Folder 19

Announcement: Boston Opera House. Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Rigoletto Dec. 29, 1913

Box 3, Folder 20

Five visiting cards ; Coupon for Amateur Comedy Club

Box 3, Folder 21

Grand Opera Season. Chicago. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Don Giovanni Jan. 19, 1916

Box 3, Folder 22

Program. Real Theatro S. Carlos1908-1909

Box 3, Folder 23

Two visiting cards

Box 3, Folder 24

Six Metropolitan Opera House1894-96

Box 3, Folder 25

Announcement: Manhattan Opera 1908

Box 4, Folder 1

Two programsJune 21 and 22, 1899

Box 4, Folder 1

Two letters from Royal House of Portugal Feb. 28, 1904 ; Feb. 11, 1898

Box 4, Folder 2

Two programs: Carlton House Terrace ; Duddley HouseJuly 23, 1895 ; June 27, 1895

Box 4, Folder 2

Stafford House FêteJune 26, 1901

Physical Description: booklet
Box 4, Folder 3

Two programs July 19, 1899 ; June 30, 1899

Box 4, Folder 3

Program: Madame Rejane's Season, London1905

Box 4, Folder 4

Two programs: Charity concert ; Carlton House TerrceAug. 28, 1900 ; July 11, 1900

Box 4, Folder 4

Niagara in Summer and Winter (autographed)March 16, 1896

Physical Description: booklet
Box 4, Folder 5

Two programs: Harewood House ; Scenes from Opera ComiqueJuly 10, and 8, 1901

Box 4, Folder 5

Pen and ink drawing with dedicationJuly 27, 1895

Box 4, Folder 6

Program: Grand Naval & Military Concert in Aid of Service CharitiesJuly 6, 1901

Box 4, Folder 6

Program: Song Recitals. Chickering HallJan. 2, 1896

Box 4, Folder 7

Program: Mr. Landon Ronald's Annual Grand Morning ConcertJuly 5, 1904

Box 4, Folder 7

Correspondence: Casa Reale d' Inghliterra, four items1893 -1894

Box 4, Folder 8

Two programs: Real Paço d'AjudaMarch 22, 1905

Box 4, Folder 8

Correspondence: Ferruccio Busoni1907

Box 4, Folder 9

Two programs: Cadogan Place ; Carlton House Terrace July 14, and 15, 1905

Box 4, Folder 9

Correspondence: Harold Bauer1907

Box 4, Folder 10

Two programs: Five O' Clock du FigaroMarch 27, 1906

Box 4, Folder 10

Correspondence: Giuseppe Buonamici1907

Box 4, Folder 10

Correspondence: Giuseppe Buonamici1907

Box 4, Folder 11

Programs: Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Barbiere di Siviglia ; Photograph of M. AnconaMarch 25, 1907

Box 4, Folder 11

Correspondence: Pietro MascagniMay 30, 1934

Box 4, Folder 12

Program: Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen - New York. Schnelldampfer, Kaiser Wilhelm II.April 5, 1908

Box 4, Folder 12

Correspondence: Pietro MascagniOct. 12, 1934

Box 4, Folder 13

Acknowledgement: To Mario Ancona distinguished vocal artist performing in maestro G. Verdi's opera Othello. Florence 1913

Box 4, Folder 13

Program: Théatre Sarah-Bernhardt. L'Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Barbiere di Siviglia May 30, 1908

Box 4, Folder 14

Announcement: Irish Club Concert.May 21, 1914

Box 4, Folder 14

Program: Windsor Castle. The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Cavalleria rusticana July 15, 1893

Box 4, Folder 15

Program: Irish Club Concert.May 21, 1914

Box 4, Folder 16

Two programs: Soirée Artistique, Paris. Société Italienne "La Polenta" ; Liverpool Philharmonic Society April 8, and Oct. 23, 1906

Box 5

Artistic Memories (Ricordi Artistici)

Physical Description: Bound, hard covers, green with gold decorations. 9 1/2" by 13 1/2. Treated by preservation May, 2002
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 1

Two watercolors and four sepia photographs of: Mario M. Ancona's mother, Annetta Gallichi Ancona and Dr. Giacomo Ancona, Mario's uncle.

Oversize Box 13, Leaf 2

Sketch of Mario Ancona painted by Schizzo G. Sanctis, London1897

Oversize Box 13, Leaf 3

Concert announcement: Romanzas recital. Real Theatro de S. Carlos, LisbonFeb.20, 1899

Physical Description: Poster. Art by Raphael Bordallo Pinneiro

Scope and Content Note

Maestro Ancona, voice and Maestro Campanini, piano
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 4

Four Sketches

Scope and Content Note

Two watercolors with dedications by Caramba, costume desinger ; pencil drawing, Ancona's portrait signed by Albert Lubert, N. Y (probably 1895-96) ; Caricature of M. Ancona by G. Viafora from the collection of Manhattan Opera House artists.
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 5

M. Ancona in opera roles: three sepia photographs

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs of Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tannhäuser. Florence 1910 ; One photograph of Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 6

M. Ancona in opera roles: one sepia photograph

Scope and Content Note

Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Edgar
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 7

M. Ancona in opera roles: two sepia photographs

Scope and Content Note

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello ; Ponchielli, Amilcare, 1834-1886. Gioconda
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 8

M. Ancona in opera roles: two sepia photographs

Scope and Content Note

Ponchielli, Amilcare, 1834-1886. Gioconda ; Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864. Huguenots
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 9

M. Ancona in opera roles: two sepia photographs

Scope and Content Note

Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912. Roi de Lahore. Trieste
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 10

M. Ancona portrait: sepia photographOct. 21, 1910

Scope and Content Note

With dedication: "For you dearest soul. With great affection. Mario". Florence
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 11

M. Ancona portraits: two photographs, New York

Oversize Box 13, Leaf 12

M. Ancona portraits: pencil drawings

Scope and Content Note

Signed Enrico Caruso, New York, 1907 ; Naguenet, 1916
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 13

M. Ancona caricature: ink drawing

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Carlo Bonafedi, Florence
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 14

M. Ancona caricatures: three ink drawings

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Scarselli, Florence ; two ink drawings, artist unknown: M. Ancona singing and M. Ancona with Zelie de Lussan. London, 1901
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 15

Six photographs

Scope and Content Note

Upper row: M. Ancona, Luigi Mancinelli, de Lucia ; only M. Ancona is identified ; Jean de Reszke, Edouard de Reszke and M. Ancona ; Lower row: M. Ancona, Mimi Bevignani, Enrico Bevignani, Plancon ; Photograph by Francesco Manconi. A. Franchetti, M. Ancona, Giacomo Puccini ; M. Ancona, Bassi, ?
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 16

Two photographs

Scope and Content Note

Upper: "Fall 1891. Author and writers of Fritz, together with the commission of organizers for the performance." Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Amico Fritz Lower: Reference to Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Cavalleria rusticana in photograph. Dedication: "A memento to the dear girl Dora Lita Ancona. Livorno, Aug. 14, 1902 (year and signature illegible)." Stagno, Mascagni, Mugnone, Bellincioni, Ancona
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 17

M. Ancona in opera roles: two photographs

Scope and Content Note

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello. Florence, 1913 ; Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen. New York
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 18

Three photographs

Scope and Content Note

Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Amico Fritz. Cremonini and Ancona. Faenza, 1891 ; Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Cavalleria rusticana. Bellincioni and Stagno ; In Montecatini: Begnani, Ancona
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 19

Three photographs

Scope and Content Note

Keil, Alfredo, 1850-1907. Serrana. Lisbon ; Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Amico Fritz. Cremonini and Ancona. Faenza ; Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tannhäuser. New York
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 20

Four photographs: M. Ancona portraits

Scope and Content Note

Photographs taken in Florence, New York, London and Warsaw
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 21

Two photographs: M. Ancona portraits

Scope and Content Note

Photographs taken in Rome by Bettini ; with dedication to "Maria Pia Levi, from a sincere friend, Mario Ancona."
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 22

Two photographs: group in front of winter landscape

Scope and Content Note

Mario Ancona, Emma Calvé, Albert Lubert, Ile Lubert, Frances Saville, Maurice de Vries
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 23

Two photographs: group in front of winter landscape

Scope and Content Note

Mario Ancona, Emma Calvé, Albert Lubert, Ile Lubert, Frances Saville, Maurice de Vries
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 24

Oil painting

Scope and Content Note

Male figure identified as Marcello, referring possibly to the character in Alfredo Keil's opera Serrana.
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 25

Three group photographs

Scope and Content Note

Aboard the ship Crownprince Wilhelm, Bremen. Only three people identified: Charles Dalmores, Amadeo Bassi, Mario Ancona ; in train station, USA tour ; group in urban setting
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 26

Two honorary documents

Physical Description: March 4, 1902 and March 9, 1905

Scope and Content Note

From his Majesty Emanuelle III, Mario Ancona is appointed Knight of the Crown of Italy
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 27

Two honorary documents

Physical Description: Jan. 27, 1898 ; March 17, 1904

Scope and Content Note

From the King of Portugal, Mario Ancona is appointed Knight of the order Sao Thiago.
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 28

One honorary document

Physical Description: March 9, 1919

Scope and Content Note

Florence. Military recognition for providing information to the families of militaries.
Oversize Box 13, Leaf 29

Nine Photographs: In opera roles.

Scope and Content Note

Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931 ; Ancona, Mario ; De Lucia, Fernando, 1860-1925
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 1

Three photographs: Bellincioni, Gemma, 1864-1950 1890 ; 1900 ; 1902

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 2

Two photographs: Nethersole, Olga, 1870-1951 and Nielsen, Alice, 1876-1943

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 3

Four photographs: Butt, Clara, Dame, 1872-1936 and Arnoldson, Sigrid, 1861-1943

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 4

Two photographs: Saville, Frances, 1862-1935 and Lussan, Zélie de, 1861-1949 1896 ; 1897

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 5

Four photographs: Calvé, Emma, 1858-1942 1893 ; 1894

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 6

Three photographs: Calvé, Emma, 1858-1942 1896

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 7

Three photographs: Calvé, Emma, 1858-1942 1894 ; 1896

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 8

Two photographs: Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931 1894

Physical Description: photographs have faded greatly

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 9

Three photographs: Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931 1893 ; 1895

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 10

Five photographs: Abbott Bettini, Daisy ; Mantelli, Eugenia, 1860-1926 ; Borghi, Adele ; Mendioroz, Valentina ; Palloni, M. A.

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 11

Three photographs: Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919 ; Cavalieri, Lina, 1874-1944 ; Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931 1905 ; 1907 ; 1894

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 12

Two photographs: Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919 1893

Scope and Content Note

With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 13

Five photographs: Joran, Pauline ; Engle, Mary ; Wyns, Charlotte1896 ; 1926

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 14

Four photographs: Eldee, Lilian ; Nordica, Lillian, 1857-1914 ; Farneti, Maria, 1878-1955 ; Eames, Emma, 1865-1952 1899 ; 1891 (?)

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 15

Two photographs: Neilson, Julia, b. 1868 ; Elliott, Maxine, 1868-1940

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 16

Four photographs: illegible name ; Glasu, Lulu ; Nethersole, Olga, 1870-1951 ; Glasu, Lulu

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 17

Two photographs: Monteith, Florence

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 18

Five photographs: Stern, Adaina ; Risler, Greta ; Sanderson, Lili ; Hill Lucile

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 19

Three photographs: Brema, Marie ; Anderson, Leona ; Carlyon, Nita

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 20

Five photographs: Stagno Bellincioni, Bianca, 1888- ; Farneti, Maria, 1878-1955 ; Pezzati, Renata ; Farneti, Maria, 1878-1955 ; Tetrazzini Campanini, Eva

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 21

Five photographs: Reid, Margaret ; Beeth, Lola ; illegible names

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 22

Four photographs: Monti Baldini, Irma ; Ferrani, Cesira, 1863-1943 ; Guerrini, Olimpia ; Trisolini Repetto, Elvira

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 23

Three photographs: Bianchini Cappelli, Elena ; Wagner, Alfonsina ; Barrientos, Maria, 1883-1946.

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 24

Six photographs: Heller, Mira ; Hirsch, Ester ; Clark, Hilda ; Guilbert, Ivette ; Aubrey, Lilly

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 25

Six photographs: Chotkowska, Ladislas ; Krusceniski, Salomea, 1872-1952 ; Bogescko, Marie (sp?) ; illegible names ; Shakosky, Febea

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 26

Two photographs: De Cisneros, Eleonora ; Pacini, Regina, 1871-1965

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 27

Two photographs: Mazzoleni, Ester, 1883-1982 ; D'Alvarez, Marguerite, 1886-1953

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 28

Four photographs: Giachetti, Rina ; Baldisseri, Nerina ; Nethersole, Olga, 1870-1951 ; von Reibnitz, Lily

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 29

Two photographs: Darclée, Hariclea, 1860-1939 ; Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 30

Two photographs: Beriza, Margherita ; Cavalieri, Lina, 1874-1944

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 31

Five photographs: Arimondi, Antonio ; Ercolani, Remo ; Broglio, Luigi ; Cima, Giuseppe ; Arimondi, Vittorio, 1861-1928

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 32

Four photographs: Tamagno, Francesco, 1850-1905 ; Stagno, Roberto, 1848-1897 ; De Lucia, Fernando, 1860-1925

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 33

Three photographs: Maurel, Victor, 1848-1923

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 34

Two photographs: Maurel, Victor, 1848-1923

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 35

Four photographs: De Reszke, Edouard, 1853-1917 ; De Reszke, Jean, 1850-1925

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 36

Five photographs: Lubert, Albert ; De Reszke, Edouard, 1853-1917 ; Alvarez, Albert, 1861-1933 ;

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 37

Two photographs: Daubigné, Tom ; Plançon, Pol, 1854-1914

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 38

Two photographs: Cremonini, Giuseppe

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 39

Five photographs: Clay Barnaber, Henry ; Guardabassi, Mario ; La Puma, Giuseppe ; Novacchi, Ottavio ; Farkóa, Maurice, 1867-1916

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 40

Four photographs: Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921 ; Schipa, Tito, 1889-1965 ; Anselmi, Giuseppe, 1876-1929

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 41

Two photographs: Vanni-Marcoux, 1877-1962 ; Dalmorès, Charles, 1871-1939

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Oversize Box 14, Leaf 42

Two photographs: Dalmorès, Charles, 1871-1939

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With dedications
Oversize Box 14, Leaf 43

Two photographs: Vignas, Francesco, 1863-1933 ; Muratore, Lucien, 1878-1954

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 1

Two photographs. Group ; Isabella di Borbone, Countess of Girgenti

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With dedications In the group:Tittoni Bice, Sonia; Traverso, Antonia; Ancona, Mario; S.A.R. la Duchessa; Aosta, Letizia di; Tormasa-Tittoni, S.E. (sp)
Oversize Box 15, Leaf 2

One photograph:Carlos de Branganca, King of Portugal1898

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 3

Two photographs: Amélie de Braganca, Queen of Portugal ; Luiz de Braganca, heir to the throne of Portugal

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 4

Two photographs: Manuel de Braganca, the last King of Portugal ; Manuel de Besa, Duke

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 5

Three photographs: Luigi di Savoia, Duke of the Abruzzi ; Victoria Melita, Grand Duchess of Russia ; Letizia di Savoia Napoleone, Duchess of Aosta

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 6

Two photographs: Louis Philippe Robert, Duke of Orléans

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 7

Two photographs: Keil, Alfredo, 1850-1907 ; Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 8

Three photographs: Rotoli, Augusto, 1847-1904

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 9

Four photographs: Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 10

Three photographs: Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912 ; D' Hardelot, Guy ; Chaminade, Cécile, 1857-1944

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 11

Three photographs: Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900 ; Ronald, Landon, Sir, 1873-1938 ; Barthelemy, Richard

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 12

Two photographs: Campanini, Cleofonte ; group photograph: Bevignani, Enrico Modesto, 1841-1903 ; Randegger, Alberto, 1832-1911 ; Mancinelli, Luigi, 1848-1921.

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 13

Two photographs: Mancinelli, Luigi, 1848-1921

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 14

Six photographs: Mancinelli, Luigi, 1848-1921 ; Bimboni, Alberto, 1882-1960 ; Seidl, Anton, 1850-1898 ; Cumini, ? ; Marinuzzi, Gino ; Campanini, Cleofonte

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 15

Three photographs: Di Lorenzo, Tina, 1872-1930 ; Leigheb, Teresina ; Leigheb, Claudio, 1848-1903

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 16

Three photographs: Coquelin, Constant, 1841-1909 ; Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905 ; Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 17

Two photographs: Réjane, 1856-1920

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 18

Five photographs: Marteau, Henry ; Wolf, Johannes, 1869-1947 ; Ciompi, Giorgio ; Huberman, Bronislaw ; Holman, Joseph

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 19

Five photographs: Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919 ; Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 20

Two photographs: Ysaÿe, Eugène, 1858-1931 ; Pugno, Raoul, 1852-1914.

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 21

Two photographs: Greco, Agesilao ; Pini, Eugenio

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 22

Three photographs: Mazzantini, Luis, 1856-1936

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 23

Two photographs: Ceccherini, Sante ; Colautti, Arturo, 1851-1913

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 24

Two photographs: Rothschild, Alfred Charles de ; Grey, Gladys de;

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 25

Two photographs: Woog, Raymond ; Pinheiro, M. Gustavo Bordallo (Manoel Gustavo Bordallo)

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 26

Two photographs: Corcos, Vittorio, 1859-1933

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 27

One photograph: Lessona, Carlo, 1863-1919.

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 28

Four photographs: Cornaglia, E. ; Carrère, Jean, b. 1868 ; Massue, Nicholas ; Wood, Helen

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 29

Three photographs: Hemphill, Melvin ; Haupt, ? ; Vannucci, ?

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 30

Two photographs: D' Ornelli, Vittoria ; Hobart, Julia

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Oversize Box 15, Leaf 31

Seven photographs: Toshiho, Sehiya

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 1

Florence, School of Medicine: medical doctor degree conferred to Moisé Vita Ancona di Raffaello April 26, 1792

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 1

Document and Etching by Max Pollack in memory of Monroe Emanuel DeutschOct. 21, 1955 (death date)

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 2

Rome, nominating Giacomo Ancona Knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy ; Turin, nominating, Giacomo Ancona Commander of the Order of the Crown of ItalyNov. 29, 1872 ; Oct. 2, 1877

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 2

Etching by Max Pollack of Judge M. C. Sloss

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 3

From the Tunis Kingdom Giacomo Ancona is nominated Commander of the Order of Niscian Iftikhar; Florence, the State Ministry nominates Giacomo Ancona Knight of the Order of Saints Maurizio and LazzaroMarch 18, 1871 ; Feb. 7, 1868

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 4

From the University of Pisa, medical doctor degree conferred to Giacomo AnconaJune 3, 1883

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 5

Livorno, Dr. Giacomo Ancona is nominated member of L'Accademia Labronica Nov. 9, 1852

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 6

Florence, Institute of Higher Education: medical doctor degree conferred to Giacomo AnconaDec. 9, 1912

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 7

Pisa University, law degree conferred to Raoul AnconaMarch 27, 1915

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 8

Rome, War Ministry documents (two) in honor of silver medals conferred to Raoul AnconaMarch 10, 1917 ; Nov. 18, 1916

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 9

Rome, War Ministry document in memory of the Lieutenant Raoul AnconaJuly 24, 1922

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Oversize Box 8, Leaf 10

Giacomo Ancona is nominated member of the Malta Medical Society Sept. 12, 1849

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Box 8

Faenza. Teatro Comunale. Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Amico Fritz Dec. 1, 1894

Box 8, Folder 1

New York. Metropolitan Opera House. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Nozze di Figaro Jan. 31, 1883

Box 8, Folder 1

The Madison Square Garden Concert Hall. A concert and tea.Feb.11, 1895

Box 8, Folder 1

Theater contracts from 1890-1913

Box 8, Folder 1

Teatro de S. Carlos and Teatro Colón

Box 8, Folder 2

London. Windsor Castle. Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Amico Fritz July, 15, 1893

Box 8, Folder 2

The Foreign Press Association Benevolent Fund. St. James Theater.June 27, 1905

Box 8, Folder 3

London. Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893. Roméo et Juliette July 4, 1893

Box 8, Folder 3

Paris. Festival MozartMarch, 1906

Box 8, Folder 4

Faenza. Teatro Comunale. Windsor Castle. Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Amico Fritz Dec. 1, 1894

Box 8, Folder 4

Paris. Savoy Hotel. Grand ConcertJan. 24, 1911

Box 8, Folder 5

New York. Metropolitan Opera House. Gala NightFeb. 15, 1894

Box 8, Folder 5

Jardins de l' ambassade d' Italie. Fete de Charite May 30, 1914

Box 8, Folder 6

London. Royal Opera, Covent Garden1896

Box 8, Folder 6

Libretto. Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Pagliacci

Box 8, Folder 7

London. Royal Opera, Covent Garden1896

Box 8, Folder 8

London. Royal Opera, Covent Garden1897

Box 8, Folder 9

London. 45 Pont Street, SW. ConcertJuly 3, 1898

Box 8, Folder 10

London. Windsor Castle, Royal Opera House. Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856. Chalet ; Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Pagliacci July 4, 1899

Box 8, Folder 11

London. Royal Opera, Covent Garden1899

Box 8, Folder 12

London. Royal Opera, Covent Garden1899

Box 8, Folder 13

London. Royal Opera, Covent Garden1901

Box 8, Folder 14

London. Royal Opera, Covent Garden1908

Box 9, Folder 1

Strand Musical MagazineJuly, 1897

Box 9, Folder 2

Strand Musical MagazineSept. 1897

Box 9, Folder 3

Mustraçao PortuguezaMarch 29, 1909

Box 9, Folder 4

La grande stagione lirica primaverile del 1913March 1913

Box 9, Folder 5

Libvrni Civitas. Rassegna di attività municipale a cura del comune di Livorno1929

Box 9, Folder 6

Bonaventura, Arnaldo. Musicisti Livornesi1930

Box 9, Folder 7

Shaw on Music1955

Box 9, Folder 8

Hurst, P. G. Age of Jean de Reszke1958

Box 9, Folder 9

Musica d' oggi. Ressegna di vita e di cultura musicale. Dec. 10, 1960

Box 9, Folder 10

Opera NewsDec. 9, 1967

Box 9, Folder 11

Hobbies. The magazine for collectorsOct. 1972

Box 9, Folder 12

Opera NewsJanuary 18, 1975

Box 9, Folder 13

Opera News

Physical Description: Dec.31, 1960
Box 9, Folder 14

Opera NewsDec.8, 1962

Box 9, Folder 15

Newspaper clipping. La Tribuna : Il Tannhäuser al CostanziApril 11, 1900

Box 9, Folder 16

Newspaper clipping. La Tribuna : La terza giornata di GuglielmoMay 5, 1903

Box 4, Folder 1

Documents of Appreciation 1890-1901 ; Letters 1891-1911

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement of Documents by Giacomo Ancona
Box 10, Set 1

Record Collector. July 1964 - July 1974

Box 10, Set 1

Discography created by Giacomo Ancona

Physical Description: Binder in handmade casing (white and red)
Box 10, Set 2

Discography created by Giacomo Ancona

Physical Description: Binder in handmade casing (white and red)
Box 10, Set 3

Discography created by Giacomo Ancona

Physical Description: Two binders in one handmade casing (white and green)
Box 6, Volume 1

Bound scores with dedications and autographs

Physical Description: Bound, hard covers, green with leather spine and corners. 14 1/2" by 11"

Scope and Content Note

Allisten, Frances. Chant de Grace. (New York : Boosey & Co.) ; Unto thy heart (London : E. Ascherberg & Co.) -- Bimboni, Alberto, 1882-1960. Serenata. (manuscript) -- Baldacci, Giovanna Bruna. Alba. (Padua : G. Zanibon) -- Barthelemy, Richard. Coeur Fidele. (Monte Carlo : D. Philippi) ; Délicieusement (manuscript) ; Je t'aime. (manuscript) ; Je t'aime. (Paris : G. Gross) ; Serenamenthe. (Paris : G. Gross) ; Sulla Bocca Amorosa. (Paris : G. Gross) -- Bemberg, H. (Herman), 1859-1931. Memoria. (Paris : L. Gregh) -- Billi, Vincenzo, 1869-1938. Canto Notturno. Melodia (Milano : G. Ricordi & Co.) ; Un Ramo di Rosa (Milano : G. Ricordi & Co.) -- Bimboni, Alberto. Romanza (manuscript) ; Notte serena (manuscript) ; Only a rose (New York : G. Ricordi & Co. c1912) -- Bimboni, Olinto. Moriró Cosí. (Florence : G. Venturini) -- Bonamici, E. Ad Espero! (Milan : F. Lucca -- Bimboni, Oreste. Prayer. (New York : Leighton & Co.) -- Borghen (?). Stornello popolare Toscano (sp?) (manuscript) -- Brogi, Renato, 1873-1924. Aubade. (Paris : E. Gallet) ; Romance. (Paris : E. Gallet) ; Les Trois Oiseaux. (Paris : E. Gallet) ; Mentre tu canti. (Perugia : G. Ceccherini & Co.) ; Volontario. (Florence : A. Forlivesi & C. c1915) ; Ne l'attesa d'amore (manuscript) ; L'ho amata tanto (manuscript) ; Romanza (manuscript) ; In riva al mare (manuscript) ; Ritrosa (Milan : Carisch & Jänichen c.1911) ; Prima notte (Florence : G. Ceccherini & C.) -- Buonamici, Giuseppe, 1846-1914. Ama.. sperá...credi.. e n'avanza! (Florence : C. Brattie & Co.) -- Carobbi, Carlo. O giovinetta pia. (Florence : G. Venturini) -- Chaminade, Cécile, 1857-1944. Mélodies. (Paris : Enoch Frères & Costallat) -- Cohen, Maurice. Chansons orientales. (Paris : A.O'Kelly) ; Stelele. (Leipzig : Engelmann & Mühlberg) -- Rey Colaço, Alexandre, 1854-1928. Cante Flamenco. (Lisbon : Sassetti & Ca.) ; Trovas. (Leipzig : C. G. Röder) ; Cançao do berço. (Leipzig : C. G. Röder) -- Cordara, Carlo. Memorie. (Florence : Brizzi e Niccolai) ; Pater Noster della Tentazione di Gesù. (Florence : A. Forlivesi & C.) -- Corsi, Cesare. Stella. (Florence : G. Venturini) ; Carità. (Florence : G. Venturini) ; Stornelli e baci. (Florence : G. Venturini) -- Hardelot, Guy d', 1858-1936. All for you. (Cincinnati : John Church Co. c.1899) ; Fermière. (Paris : Léon Grus) : Say Yes! (London : A. Ascherberg & Co. c1895) ; Tristesse. (New York : G. Schirmer) -- Del Valle de Paz, Edgardo, 1861-1920. Notturno. (Florence : Nuova Musica c1900) -- Denza, Luigi. Occhi di fata. (Milan : G. Ricordi & Co.) ; Povera Rosa. (Milan : G. Ricordi & Co.) -- Seismit-Doda, A. Tempo passato perchè non ritorni! (manuscript) ; Just for my Sweetheart's Sake (New York : Theatrical Music Supply Co. c1904) ; You are the only one. (New York : The Harmony Music Co. c1906) -- Georges, Alexandre, 1850-1938. Chansons de Miarka. (Paris : Enoch & Cie) -- Graziani-Walter, Carlo. Preguiera di S. M. la Regina. (Florence : Al Mondo Musicale c1900) -- Keil, A. Lilia. (Paris : Choudens Père &Fils) ; Ressemblance. (Paris : Choudens Père & Fils) -- Lachaume, Aimé. Cocorico. (Paris : Enoch & Cie. c1904) ; Un Baiser. (Paris : Enoch & Cie. c1903) -- Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Ruit Hora. (manuscript) -- Lèvi, Edgardo. In the moonlight. A Slumber Song. (London : G. Ricordi & Co.) ; Tua Stella! (Florence : G. Venturini) ; M'hanno detto in cielo i Cherubini. (manuscript) ; Nuvole Vespertine. (Florence : G. Venturini) ; Signora Pia. (Florence : G. Venturini) ; Serenata di un moro. (Florence : G. Venturini) -- Litta, Paolo, 1871-1931. Morte di Cleopatra. (Vienna : Universal Edition A. G. c1914) -- Liuzzi, Fernando, 1884-1940. Di Notte. (Florence : A. Forlivesi & C. c1920) ; Tre piccoli canti popolari. (Florence : A. Forlivesi & C. c1922) -- Orsini, Giuseppe. Dear heart. (Parma : G. P. Orsini c1907) -- Oswald, Henry. Ofelia. (Florence : G. Venturini) -- Paolini, Paolo, 1941-. Chanson. (manuscript) ; Forse. (manuscript) ; Romanza. (manuscript) ; Tre Melodie. (Florence : G. Venturini) -- Perrone, Carlos. Invito. (Florence : A. Forlivesi & C. c.1908) -- Pignalosa, Luigi. Profumo! (Milan : Stabilimento Musicale Allessandro Pigna) -- Pizzi, Emilio, 1861-1940. Awake and heed. (manuscript) -- Post, Fred A. Chanson du Pêcheur. (Milan : Edition Ricordi) ; L'Hiver (London : B. Mocatta & Co.) ; Poète, prends ton luth (Paris : Léon Grus) -- Pratesi, Giuseppe. Quando. (Milan : Stabilimento Musicale F. Lucca) -- Quaranta, Francesco. L' ultimo canto di Akmet. (Milan : G. Ricordi) -- Rotoli, Augusto, 1847-1904. My bride shall be my flag. (Boston : Oliver Ditson & Co.) -- Sarti, Alberto. Chaînes. (Lisbon : Lambertini) -- Sekiya, Toshiko, 1904-1941. Ombrello. (Tokyo : Tipikal Gakufu) -- Seppel?, A. [illegible] Perchè partir. (manuscript) -- Sinigaglia, Leone, 1868-1944. Tre Romanze. (Milan : G. Ricordi & C. c1902) -- Sparapani, Senatore. Satana. (Florence : G. Venturini) -- Toselli, Enrico, 1883-1926. Cantate de Bettine. (Florence : Al Mondo Musicale c1900) ; L'Enfant. (Florence : Al Mondo Musicale c1900) ; A labbra bugiarde. (Florence : Al Mondo Musicale c1900) ; Primavera dell'Emigrato. (Florence : Narciso Baldini c1924) -- Thomas, J. R. (James Rodney). Beautiful Isle of the Sea. (New York : W.M.A. Pond & Co. c1893) -- Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916. Baciami! (Milan : G. Ricordi & C. c1911) -- Trémisot, Edouard. L'Auréole. (Paris : Enoch et Cie c1913) -- Vanni, Vincenzo. Non guardarmi così. (Milan : G. Ricordi & C.) -- Vannuccini, Luigi. Visione. (Milan : G. Ricordi & C.) ; Invito. (Milan : G. Ricordi & C.) -- Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Don Carlos. C'est mon jour (Milan : R. Stabilimento Musicale Ricordi) -- von Hammer, Marie. Gondolied. (New York : W.M.A. Pond & Co. c1895)
Box 7, Volume 2

Songs dedicated to Mario Ancona

Physical Description: Bound, hard covers, green with leather spine and corners. 14 1/2" by 11"

Scope and Content Note

Bevignani, Enrico Modesto, 1841-1903. Two songs. (Cincinnati : The John Church Co. c1896) -- Bimboni, Alberto, 1882-1960. Primo album di liriche. (Florence : A. Forlivesi & C. c1911) -- Brogi, Renato, 1873-1924. Sei Melodie per Canto. (Florence : Bratti & Co.) ; Romanza. (Milan : G. Ricordi & C.) -- Cajani, Alberto. Campanaio. (Florence : A. Forlivesi & C.) -- Chaminade, Cécile, 1857-1944. Ode to Bacchus. (London : Enoch & Sons c1899) ; Couplets Bachiques. (Paris : Enoch & Cie c1896) ; Espoir. (Paris : Enoch & Cie c1895) -- Denza, Luigi. Votre Voix. (Milan : G. Ricordi & C.) ; Rêve d' Amour. (Milan : G. Ricordi & C. c1898) -- Hardelot, Guy d', 1858-1936. Avec toi. (Paris : Léon Grus c1896) -- Lèvi, Edgardo. Sembrava un Angelo! (Florence : G. Venturini) -- Modona, Gino. Cavalcata di Mefistofele. (Florence : Nuova Musica c1903) -- Paolini, P. Chanson. (Florence : G. Ceccherini & Cnie c.1902) -- Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916. Greyswood. (Milan : G. Ricordi & C.) ; Mattinata. (London : G. Ricordi & Co. c1897) ; Zitta! (Milan : G. Ricordi & C.) -- Quaranta, Francesco, 1848-1897. È Morta! (Milan : G. Ricordi & C.) ; Morrò se il vuoi! (Milan : G. Ricordi & C.) -- Seismit-Doda, A. Tempo passato, perchè non ritorni? (New York : G. Schirmer c1908) -- Tirindelli, P. A. (Pier Adolfo), 1858-1937. Inno alla mia donna. (Triest : Carlo Schmidl c1901) -- Bimboni, Alberto, 1882-1960. Ricordo. (manuscript) -- Cordara, Carlo. Impressioni Giapponesi. (manuscript) ; A se stesso. (manuscript) ; Madrigale. (manuscript) ; Pioggia di stelle. C-- Modona, Gino. Cavalcata di Mefistofele. (manuscript) -- Pratesi, Giuseppe. Cornamusa. (manuscript)
Box 8, Disc 12

Re di Lahore. O' casto fior and Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Traviata. Di Provenza il mar

Physical Description: disc: 78 rpm, shellac; 13 3/4 in.
Box 11, Tape 1

Ancona copies from Pathé discs

Physical Description: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, single-track, mono. ; 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Content of tape is the same as disc 9.3.1, sides 1 and 2. Tosti, Paolo, Sir, 1846-1916. Invano! ; Malia ; Chanson de ládieu --Hahn, Raynaldo, 1875-1947. Heure exquise -- Barthelemy. Serenamente -- Dannazione. Tra queste rose ; Serenata -- Africana. All' erta marinar
Box 11, Disc 1

Pathé Records I

Physical Description: Transciprtion disc: 78 rpm, acetate; 12 in.

Scope and Content Note

Tosti, Paolo, Sir, 1846-1916. Invano! ; Malia ; Chanson de ládieu --Hahn, Raynaldo, 1875-1947. Heure exquise -- Barthelemy. Serenamente -- Dannazione. Tra queste rose ; Serenata -- Africana. All' erta marinar
Box 11, Tape 2

Ancona copies from Pathé discs

Physical Description: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, single-track, mono. ; 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Content of tape is the same as disc 9.3.2, sides 3 and 4 with the exception of the omission of Cortigiani from Rigoletto. Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen. Chanson du toréador -- Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Traviata. Di Provenza il mar -- Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893. Faust. Ecoute-moi bien, Marguerite -- Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello. Era la notte -- Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tannhäuser. O du mein holder Abendstern -- Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Pagliacci. Prologo -- Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Ballo in maschera. Eri tu -- Additional Romanze unidentified
Box 11, Disc 2

Pathé Records II

Physical Description: Transciprtion disc: 78 rpm, acetate; 12 in.

Scope and Content Note

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Rigoletto. Cortigiani, vil razza dannata -- Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen. Chanson du toréador -- Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Traviata. Di Provenza il mar -- Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893. Faust. Ecoute-moi bien, Marguerite -- Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello. Era la notte -- Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tannhäuser. O du mein holder Abendstern -- Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Pagliacci. Prologo -- Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Ballo in maschera. Eri tu
Box 11, Tape 3

Ancona, Mario sings Romanze

Physical Description: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 3 3/4 ips, single-track, mono. ; 7 in.
Box 11, Disc 3

Pathé Records III

Physical Description: Transciprtion disc: 78 rpm, acetate; 12 in.

Scope and Content Note

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Trovatore. Il balen del suo sorriso -- Rotoli. Mia Bandiera -- Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Don Giovanni. Deh, vieni alla finestra -- Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848. Favorite. Vien Leonora.
Box 11, Tape 4

Two arias and one romanzaApril, 1958

Physical Description: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 3 3/4 ips, single-track, mono. ; 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Tape made by Mr. W.R. Moran Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Don Giovanni. Deh, vieni alla finestra -- Barthelemy. Serenamente -- Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848. Favorite. Pour tant d'amour
Box 11, Disc 4

Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Pêcheurs de perles. Au fond du temple saint

Physical Description: disc: 78 rpm, shellac; 12 in.

Scope and Content Note

Pan American Record
Box 11, Tape 5

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Zauberflöte and Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Macbeth

Physical Description: 1 sound tape reel : analog, 3 3/4 ips, single-track, mono. ; 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

Metropolitan Opera and Chorus. Leinsdorf, Erich, 1912-1993, conductor
Box 11, Disc 5

Arias and Lieder

Physical Description: disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 12 in.

Scope and Content Note

Herrold. Limited Edition Side 1: Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Cavalleria rusticana. Viva il vino spumeggiante -- Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848. Lucrezia Borgia. Segreto per esser felici -- Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello. Credo in un Dio crudel -- Flotow, Friedrich von, 1812-1883. Martha. Ach! so fromm, ach! so traut -- Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. Liederkreis, op. 39. Frühlingsnacht -- Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Don Giovanni. Deh, vieni alla finestra -- Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864. Robert le diable. -Robert, toi que j'aime -- Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848. Favorite. Pour tant d'amour Side 2: Thomas, Ambroise, 1811-1896. Mignon. Je suis Titania -- Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Rienzi. Allmächt'ger Vater -- Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921. Samson et Dalila. Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix -- Hahn, Raynaldo, 1875-1947. Heure exquise -- Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Traviata. Addio del passato -- Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Barbiere di Siviglia. Se il mio nome saper -- Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen. Chanson du toréador
Box 11, Disc 6

Arias and Songs. Collector's Society. Christmas 1961

Physical Description: souvenir disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 12 in.

Scope and Content Note

Side 1: Serrano & del Campo. Carmencita la gitana -- Bantock. Song of the seals -- Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Heimkehr aus der Fremde -- Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826. Euryanthe. Glöcklein im Tale! Rieseln im Bach -- Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868. Semiramide. Selection -- Dickinson & Phillips. Wimmen, Oh Wimmen -- Anon. Rosario de la Aurora -- Loewe, Carl, 1796-1869. Ballades, op. 1. Erlkönig. Side 2: Catalani. Dunque ei m' ama -- Nicolo. Romance joconde -- Vasseur. Bolero Grande -- Tost -- Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916. Serenata ; Invano -- Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Traviata. Selection -- Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Maschere. Questa e una strada -- Henrion. Muletier de Tarragone -- Ruggi. Due Ciabbatini -- Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Trovatore. Deserto sulla terra
Box 11, Disc 7

Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835. Puritani. Ah per sempre io ti perdei

Physical Description: disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 8

Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835. Puritani. Ah per sempre io ti perdei (duplicate)

Physical Description: disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 9

Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835. Puritani. Ah per sempre io ti perdei (duplicate)

Physical Description: disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 10

Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835. Puritani. Ah per sempre io ti perdei (duplicate)

Physical Description: disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 11

Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen. Chanson du toréador

Physical Description: disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 12

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Don Giovanni. Deh, vieni alla finestra

Physical Description: Test pressing: 78 rpm, shellac; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 13

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Don Giovanni. Deh, vieni alla finestra

Physical Description: disc: 78 rpm, shellac; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 14

Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916. Mattinata

Physical Description: disc: 78 rpm, shellac; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 15

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello. Era la notte

Physical Description: disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 16

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello. Era la notte (duplicate)

Physical Description: disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 17

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello. Era la notte (duplicate)

Physical Description: disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 18

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello. Era la notte (duplicate)

Physical Description: disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 10 in.
Box 11, Disc 19

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello. Era la notte (duplicate)

Physical Description: disc: 33 1/3 rpm, vinyl; 10 in.
Box 16, Cylinder 1

Selections

Physical Description: 2 3/4" by 4 1/14 broken

Scope and Content Note

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Voi siete un po' tondo [?] ; other selection illegible. 4301 (P.P) S.G.D. Pathé [?] 27258
Box 17, Cylinder 2

Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Turandot. Tanto amore segreto

Physical Description: 1 3/4" by 4 1/14 broken

Scope and Content Note

B- 50 Thomas A. Edison
Box 12, Folder 1

Giacomo Ancona binder notes and documents I

Scope and Content Note

Lists documenting the Mario Ancona collection.
Box 12, Folder 2

Giacomo Ancona's binder notes and documents II

Scope and Content Note

Biography of Mario Ancona ; Reviews ; Translations of Leoncavallo's letters ; Opera casts 1893-1904 ; Opera announcements ; Fees received by Mario Ancona ; Metropolitan Opera programs, casts (in house) 1893 - 1897 ; Metropolitan Opera tours and casts 1893 - 1897 ; Teatro National de San Carlos 1897 - 1912
Box 12, Folder 3

Giacomo Ancona's binder notes and documents III

Scope and Content Note

Reviews ; Discographies
Box 12, Folder 4

Giacomo Ancona's discography notes

Scope and Content Note

Reviews ; Discographies
Box 12, Item 5

Handmade box entitled publications