Spellman Collection (Music)

Reference: SPELLMAN COLLECTION Date: VictorianExtent: Around 2500 items
The rate quadrille, Spellman 2047.
The rate quadrille, Spellman 2047.

The collection consists of around 2500 Victorian sheet music covers, illustrating virtually every aspect of Victorian life and popular culture. Around 150 are complete scores. The collection also documents the development of colour printing by lithography.

The collection was donated to the Library in 1994 by Mr and Mrs Sidney Spellman of Highgate. 300 items concerned with opera and ballet were presented to the Royal Opera House.

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