GB 0210 MSVERNEY
- [18 cent.]-[19 cent.] (Creation)
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Name of creator
Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Calvert Williams Verney succeeded to the baronetcy in 1910. In the same year he was elected Liberal MP for Buckinghamshire, a position he held until 1918. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries under H. H. Asquith. In 1911 he married Lady Rachel Catherine Bruce (b. 1890), daughter of Sir Victor Alexander Bruce, 13th Earl of Kincardine. Their son, Stephen Edward Verney, was bishop of Repton from 1977 to 1985.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Sir Harry Calvert Williams, 4th bt; Steeple Claydon; Donation; 1923.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A collection comprising largely of eighteenth and nineteenth century volumes of music, including vocal music, piano and other instrumental arrangements, dance music, etc., some of which are of Italian and Spanish-American origin. Amongst the composers mentioned are Weber, Beethoven, Rossini, Mozart, Verdi and Mendelssohn. Also included is a nineteenth century volume comprising poetry, hymns and transcripts of correspondence.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 10918-10931.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Musical notation, Italian, English, Portuguese, German, French, Spanish.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), pp. 270-272.
Allied materials area
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Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of fonds.
Formerly Verney MSS 1-14.
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Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
November 2008 & June 2011.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); www.npg.org.uk; wikipedia; thePeerage.com; encyclopedia.farlex.com; wikipedia on-line; www.naxos.com; www.classicsonline.com; www.geometry.net; www.hyperion-records.com; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography on-line; www.britannia.com; www.étoile-b.com; www.classicalmidi.co.uk; nla.gov.au.
Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifan.