TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Frederic Grant Gleason

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1908

Subseries 1: Outgoing, 1872-1903

Subseries 2: Incoming, 1867-1903

Subseries 3: Correspondence to and from others, 1852-1908

Series 2: Biographical/Personal, 1869-1904

Series 3: Works - Textual, 1869-1903

Series 4: Works - Musical, ca. 1864-1903

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1872-1903

Subseries 1: Music Scrapbooks, 1874-1903

Subseries 2: Hershey School of Musical Art, Chicago, Programs, 1876-1884

Subseries 3: Personal Scrapbooks, 1874-1903

Subseries 4: Clippings, articles and reviews written by Gleason, 1872-1903

Subseries 5: : Chicago Auditorium Conservatory Scrapbooks, 1900-1902

Subseries 6: Announcements of classes in piano, organ, and composition conducted by Gleason, 1884-1893

Subseries 7: American Music Society. Concert programs, 1892-1893

Series 6: Photographs, ca. 1874-1907

Series 7: Artifacts, 1889

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Inventory of the Frederic Grant Gleason Papers, 1852-1908


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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Gleason, Frederic Grant, 1848-1903
Title Frederic Grant Gleason Papers
Dates 1852-1908
Extent 43.5 linear feet (38 boxes, 22 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Abstract Composer, musician, music critic for the Chicago Tribune (1887-1891) and other newspapers, and director of Chicago Auditorium concerts. Papers include correspondence, diaries, sketch books, scrapbooks, programs, clippings, literary manuscripts, photographs, and other memorabilia, providing a valuable portrait of Chicago's late-19th-century musical world. Correspondents include Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Charles Gounod, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Mahler, Jules Massenet, Johann Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi, and many others.
Language Materials are primarily in English, with some correspondence in French and German.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Gleason
Collection Stack Location 3a 39 4-6

Administrative Information

Cite As

Frederic Grant Gleason Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift and purchase, Mrs. Robert F. Perez, Jr., 1963; Gift, Vassar College Library, 1965.

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Alison Hinderliter, 2008.

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access

The Frederic Grant Gleason Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

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Biography of Frederic Grant Gleason

Composer, musician, music critic for the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, and director of the Chicago Auditorium concerts.

Frederic Grant Gleason was born in Middleton, Connecticut, on Dec. 18, 1848. He studied composition at Hartford, Connecticut under Dudley Buck, and continued his musical education in Leipzig, Berlin, and London, from 1869 to 1875. After a brief return to Connecticut to be a church organist, Gleason moved to Chicago in 1877 to teach at the Hershey School of Musical Art, and became active in teaching and composition in the city. He was elected President of the Manuscript Society of Chicago in 1896, and was a member of the Manuscript Society of New York since its founding. He was elected President General of the American Patriotic Musical League in 1897, and was a life-long member of the Music Teachers National Association as well as a member of the Illinois Music Teachers Association from 1886 to 1894. He taught at the Chicago Auditorium Conservatory, from about 1891-1903, becoming director for the last three years. He was also music critic of the Chicago Tribune, 1887-1891, contributing articles and reviews to various other musical papers.

Gleason composed operas, cantatas, sacred and secular vocal works, symphonic poems, chamber works, and works for piano and organ. His Auditorium Festival Ode, with words by poet Harriet Monroe, was performed at the opening of the Auditorium Theater in 1889. He also had several of his works performed during the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of first music director Theodore Thomas, also premiered some of his works.

Gleason married vocalist Grace A. Hiltz in 1879, and Mabel Blanche Kennicott in 1887. Gleason died of pneumonia in Chicago on Dec. 6, 1903.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Musical and literary output of composer Frederic Grant Gleason, along with some personal items and photographs.

Gleason's materials comprise a near-complete snapshot of the musical life of Chicago from the late 1870s to the early 1900s, reflected mainly in his correspondence, his musical works, and his seven series of scrapbooks. Gleason's correspondence files include many letters from prominent European and American composers, as well as conductors, musicians, and music educators. His scrapbooks document through clippings, reviews, brochures, and programs the lively musical culture of Chicago in the late 19th century. His musical works are documented in a wide variety of manuscript formats, being complete scores, arrangements, orchestral parts, fragments, and sketches, so that the researcher may see the complete picture of how his work was composed. Since Gleason also taught composition in Chicago, there are many examples of exercises and lectures that reflect music pedagogical practices at the time.

Smaller series include biographical information about Gleason, some financial records, mementoes, photographs of Gleason as well as his family and musical figures, and a set of printer's engraved plates of one of Gleason's songs.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.). Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944 -- Correspondence
  • Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie, 1863-1927 -- Correspondence
  • Chicago tribune
  • Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861 -- Correspondence
  • Floersheim, Otto, 1853-1917 -- Correspondence
  • Gleason, Frederic Grant, 1848-1903
  • Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893 -- Correspondence
  • Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907 -- Correspondence
  • Illinois Music Teachers Association
  • MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908 -- Correspondence
  • Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911 -- Correspondence
  • Manuscript Society (U.S.)
  • Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912 -- Correspondence
  • Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936 -- Correspondence
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921 -- Correspondence
  • Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899 -- Correspondence
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 -- Correspondence
  • Thomas, Theodore, 1835-1905 -- Correspondence
  • Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901 -- Correspondence
  • Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883

Subjects

  • Arts -- Press coverage
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
  • Composers -- United States -- 19th century
  • Composition (Music)
  • Conservatories of music -- History -- 19th century
  • Letterpress copybooks -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1851-1900
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Music critics -- 19th century
  • Music teachers -- 19th century
  • Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. -- Reviews
  • Photographs -- 1851-1900
  • Printing plates -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Scrapbooks -- 1851-1900
  • World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)

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Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1908

Letters, mostly manuscript, and copies of letters in letterpress copybooks. Outgoing correspondence, kept in letterpress copybooks, include letters to family, friends, and musical colleagues. Incoming correspondence includes letters from famous composers and musicians. Correspondence to and from others includes letters to and from friends and colleagues C.B. Cady and Otto Floersheim, with whom Gleason worked closely, as well as letters to Gleason’s father-in-law J.A. Kennicott.
Organized in the following subseries: Outgoing, 1872-1903 (Boxes 1-2); Incoming, 1867-1903 (Boxes 3-4) and Correspondence to and from others, 1852-1908 (Box 4).
 

Sub-Series 1: Outgoing, 1872-1903

Volumes of letterpress copybooks containing letters written by Gleason with some loose outgoing letters. Many books have alphabetical indexes in the front.
Arranged by format and chronologically therein.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Letterpress Copybook, Jun. 28, 1872 - May 4, 1874
1 2 Letterpress Copybook, May 3, 1874 - Oct. 24, 1876
1 3 Letterpress Copybook, Feb. 2, 1877 - Feb. 9, 1878
2 4 Letterpress Copybook, Feb. 14, 1878 - Jul. 26, 1879
2 5 Letterpress Copybook (scattered, unindexed), Jul. 26, 1879 - Jun. 30, 1900
2 6 Letterpress Copybook: "Copies of letters written (May-August 1891) while Secretary of the Illinois Music Teachers Association, and (April 1896-February 1899) while Chairman of a Committee for the Presentation of a Memorial [i.e. Testimonial] to Theodore Thomas, 1891, Apr. 1896 - Feb. 1899
2 7 Loose, 1870-1899
2 8 Loose, 1901-1902
2 9 Loose, 1903
2 10 Loose, n.d.
 

Sub-Series 2: Incoming, 1867-1903

Incoming correspondence includes letters from famous composers and musicians as well as compliments on Gleason's compositions, the business of the Manuscript Society of Chicago, and the business of the Chicago Auditorium Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Art. Some letters are in German or French. Notable correspondents include Amy Beach, Edward MacDowell, Gustav Mahler, Jules Massenet, Harriet Monroe (who encloses her poem which Gleason set to music for the occasion of the opening of the Auditorium Building), Camille Saint-Saëns, Johann Strauss, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, and Theodore Thomas.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
3 11 Abbott, Emma, n.d.
3 12 Albani, Marie Louise Cécilie Emma, Jan. 1, 1890
3 13 Alexis, Sister Mary, St. Mary's Academy, 1899
3 14 Alleman, L., [1899?]
3 15 American Art Journal, Nov. 14, 1889
3 16 Aptomimus, Mr., 1878-1879
3 17 Arden, Joh., Apr. 27, 1890
3 18 Arens, Franz Xavier, 1891-1892
3 19 Associazione dei benemeriti Italiani, 1887-1889
3 20 Bachert, Max, Boston Symphony Orchestral Club, 1899
3 21 Ballenberg, Louis, Cincinnati Grand Orchestra, 1889
3 22 Beach, Amy (Mrs. H.H.A.), 1896-1898
3 23 Blakely, D., [Eduard] Strauss Orchestra, 1890
3 24 Boito, Arrigo, 1897-1898
3 25 Bowman, E.M., Oct. 14, 1891
3 26 Browne, J. Lewis, 1890
3 27 Buck, Dudley, 1867-1899
3 28 Bülow, Hans von, 1874
3 29 Büttgenbach, F., Mar. 10, 1874
3 30 Camagno, Francesco, Dec. 12, 1889
3 31 Campbell, F.J., Royal Normal College and Academy of Music for the Blind, 1885-1886
3 32 Carl, William C., 1890-1893
3 33 Carreño, Teresa, 1897
3 34 Castle, William, Chicago Musical College, Oct. 11, 1897
3 35 Chadwick, G.W., 1886-1896
3 36 Cholmely-Jones, E., American Opera, n.d.
3 37 Clowry, Robert C., Mar. 17, 1902
3 38 Converse, Charles Crozat, Oct. 7, 1888
3 39 Cottlow, Augusta, Jun. 5, 1891
3 40 Damrosch, Leopold, Jul. 9, 1879
3 41 Damrosch, Walter, 1898
3 42 DeKoven, Reginald, 1896-1899
3 43 Duran & Schoenewerk (music publishers), 1891
3 44 Eddy, Clarence, 1896-1903
3 45 Engelmann-Brandes, Emma, 1880-1902
3 46 Fay, Amy, 1887
3 47 Finck, Henry Theophilus, Mar. 3, 1890
3 48 Fischer, Emil, May 9, 1895
3 49 Floersheim, Otto, New York Musical Courier, Nov. 19, 1889
3 50 Foote, Arthur, 1896
3 51 Gilchrist, William Wallace, n.d.
3 52 Gillette, W.H., 1880
3 53 Godard, Benjamin, Apr. 13, 1891
3 54 Gould, Maurice, 1889
3 55 Gounod, Charles, Feb. 2, 1891
3 56 Grieg, Edvard, Feb. 3, 1898
3 57 Guilmant, Alexandre, 1897-1898
3 58 Harper, William Rainey, University of Chicago, Feb. 9, 1892
3 59 Haupt, Carl August, Apr. 24, 1879
3 60 Henderson, David, Chicago Opera House, [1880s]
3 61 Henschel, George, Apr. 25, 1882
3 62 Hepworth, William, Apr. 13, 1875
3 63 Holmes, Jeanette R., Oct. 27, 1903
3 64 Hopkins, Jerome, Apr. 2, 1883
3 65 Humperdinck, Engelbert, Jan. 30, 1898
3 66 Kahrer, Laura, Sept. 18, 1900
3 67 Keen, Hattie E., n.d.
3 68 King, Frank H., Chickering & Sons pianos, Sept. 13, 1889
3 69 Krehbiel, Henry Edward, Feb. 10, 1887
3 70 Lachmund, Ernest, Jan. 25, 1890
3 71 L'Allemand, Pauline, Mar. 18, 1887
3 72 Lavallee, Calixa, 1885-1890
3 73 Lewing, Adele, Nov. 4, n.d.
3 74 Liebling, Emil (letter and fragment of letter), Jan. 19, 1891, n.d.
3 75 Lobe, Charlotte, Sept. 18, 1878
3 76 Lobe, Johann Christian, Mar. 28, 1875
3 77 Loeschhorn, Albert, 1874-1881
3 78 Logan, John A., Feb. 7, 1883
3 79 Lyon, Potter & Co. (piano dealers), Apr. 20, 1892
3 80 Maas, Louis, Music Teacher's National Association, 1881, 1888
3 81 MacDowell, Edward, 1890-1891
3 82 Mahler, Gustav, n.d.
3 83 Mahnken, Jonathan, Theodore Thomas concerts management, Sept. 27, 1889
3 84 Mason, William, Dec. 5, 1897
3 85 Massenet, Jules, n.d., 1891-1894
3 86 Massenet, Jules, 1896-1903
3 87 Mathews, William Smith Babcock, Dec. 13, 1887
3 88 Mayer, Eugene, Oct. 4, 1880
3 89 McCormick, Katharine, [1890s?]
3 90 Mockridge, Whitney, Nov. 13, 1890
3 91 Monroe, Harriet (including her Ode, written for Gleason's Cantata to be sung at the opening of the Auditorium Building), May 24, 1889
3 92 Moulton, A.M., Jun. 24, 1901
3 93 Musin, Ovide, Mar. 2, 1889
4 94 Paine, John Knowles, Sept. 28, 1882
4 95 Palmer, Francis, May 21, 1892
4 96 Patterson, R.W. Jr., Chicago Tribune, 1888, 1890
4 97 Peck, Ferd. W., Chicago Auditorium Association, 1889-1890
4 98 Penniman (?), Jill B., Jun. 22, 1902
4 99 Perugini, Giov., Nov. 1, 1887
4 100 Pfleger, George, Feb. 6, 1902
4 101 Plowe, E.H., Jul. 6, 1889
4 102 Porter, J.A. (Secretary to U.S. President William McKinley), Oct. 3, 1898
4 103 Pratt, Silas Gamaliel, Manuscript Society of New York, 1879, 1896
4 104 Prochazka, J.O. von, The Keynote, Nov. 18, 1889
4 105 Reményi, Eduard, May 19, [1890s?]
4 106 Rheinberger, Josef, Jan. 13, 1898
4 107 Rivé-King, Julie, 1877-1879
4 108 Root, George F., Apr. 16, 1884
4 109 Rudersdorff, E.M., Feb. 28, 1881
4 110 Rutter, T.L., Sept. 30, 1889, n.d.
4 111 Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1891-1902
4 112 Scharwenka, Xaver, Jun. 18, 1888
4 113 Schultz, L.F., Detroit Philharmonic Club, 1889-1890
4 114 Seeboeck, W.C.E., n.d.
4 115 Sherwood, William H., 1888
4 116 Smith, Wilson G., 1890-1892
4 117 Stanford, Charles Villiers, May 4, 1898
4 118 Stewart, W.G., American School of Opera and Conservatory of Music, Jan. 27, 1903
4 119 Stockbridge, Mrs. A.B., Dec. 2, 1885
4 120 Strauss, Johann, Feb. 6, 1898
4 121 Surette, Thomas Whitney, may 23, 1902
4 122 Swing, David, May 5, [1890s?]
4 123 Tchaikowsky, Peter Ilych, (letter with envelope), Jan. 24, 1891
4 124 Thomas, Theodore, 1877-1898
4 125 Tomlins, William L., Dec. 16, 1887
4 126 Torchiana, A., Aug. 6, 1901
4 127 Townsend, Copeland, Palmer House Company, Sept. 14, 1889
4 128 Tucker, P.C., Gleason Choral Club, May 16, 1898
4 129 Valda, Giulia, Mar. 10, [1890s?]
4 130 Van der Stucken, Frank, 1886-1890
4 131 Vick (?), Bernhard, Apr. 14, 1885
4 132 Wachenhusen, J.B., 1885
4 133 Weitzman, C.F., 1875-1880
4 134 Weitzmann, H., Nov. 11, 1880
4 135 Weld, Arthur, Jan. 8, 1891
4 136 Wieser, L. (includes condolence letter and manuscript score of a collection of etudes), 1903
4 137 Wild, Harrison, Jan. 31, 1890
4 138 William A. Pond & Co., Music Company, 1890
4 139 Wilson, Francis, Nov. 8, [1880s]
4 140 Wolzogen, Hans Paul von, 1881
4 141 World's Columbian Exposition (McNicol, T.T., Wilson, G.W.), 1893
4 142 Wyman, Julie L., 1889-1891
4 143 Zeisler, Fannie Bloomfield, [1887]
4 144 Ziegfeld, Florenz, Chicago Musical college, 1890
4 145 Unidentified and fragment, n.d.
 

Sub-Series 3: Correspondence to and from others, 1852-1908

Correspondence to and from others includes letters to and from friends and colleagues C.B. Cady and Otto Floersheim, and notable letters (one from Stephen Douglas) to Gleason’s father-in-law J.A. Kennicott. The letter from composer Giuseppe Verdi to composer Alberto Mazzucato is possibly a souvenir picked up by Gleason.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Box Folder Contents
4 146 Douglas, Stephen Arnold, to Dr. J.A. Kennicott, 1852
4 147 Floersheim, Otto, to Emma Engelmann-Brandes, 1903
4 148 Holmes, George Ellsworth, to C.B. Cady, n.d.
4 149 Lewing, Adele, to C.B. Cady, 1891
4 150 Loeschhorn, Albert, to Mr. [Otto] Floersheim, 1903
4 151 Middaugh, Mrs. Henry G., to "Mabel", calling card, n.d.
4 152 Murray, Bronson, to Dr. J.A. Kennicott, 1856
4 153 Sherwood, William H., to "Ladies and Gentlemen" (re: Gleason Memorial), letter and envelope, 1904
4 154 Verdi, Giuseppe, to Alberto Mazzucato, 1871
4 155 White, Mary Willard Gleason, to Mrs. Frederic Gleason, letter and envelope, 1908
4 156 Zeisler, Fannie Bloomfield, to C.B. Cady, 1887

Series 2: Biographical/Personal, 1869-1904

Personal items, financial records, mementoes, materials about Gleason's work and hobbies, research files, and some publicity and reviews about his musical works. Diplomas include a large lifetime membership certificate from the Music Teachers National Association, 1890 (see Oversize folder).
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
4 157 Address Book, n.d.
4 158 Biographical Summaries, Astrological Character Reading, n.d.
4 159 Building Plans, Cottage
4 160 Building Plans, Opera House and College of Music
4 161 Chicago Auditorium Conservatory, programs and letterhead, ca. 1889-1903
4 162 Chicago Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Art, program and letterhead, n.d.
4 163 Church Services, notes, n.d.
4 164 Clippings collected by Gleason, 1885, 1893, n.d.
4 165 "Concerts" (lists of attendees), 1899-1903
4 165a Diplomas (see Oversize box and Oversize Folder), 1888-1890
5 166 Financial Records, ca. 1870-1901
5 167 Invitation Lists, ca. 1889-1899
5 168 Lists - "Averaging of pages, lines, and words", ca. 1887-1890
5 169 Lists - scores, created in Europe, 1870
5 170 Lists - scores and parts, various
5 171 Manuscript Society of Chicago, letterhead, n.d.
5 172 Mementoes, World's Columbian Exposition, 1892-1893
5 173 Mementoes, various, ca. 1869-1893
5 174 Memorial notes and condolences, 1903-1904
5 175 Poems and Quotations collected by Gleason, n.d.
5 176 Programs featuring Gleason works, 1889-1907, n.d.
5 177 Programs, miscellaneous, 1870, 1881, n.d.
5 178 Subject Files - Massenet, Jules, n.d., 1897
5 179 Subject Files - Thomas, Theodore, 1883-1905
5 180 Wedding Invitation, 1887
5 181 Works - Edris (reviews and notes), 1896
5 182 Works - Otho Visconti (reviews and announcements), 1907

Series 3: Works - Textual, 1869-1903

Textual works include diaries, research notes, lectures, essays, articles, libretti, poetry, School-related materials (notes and examination papers), sketches, and translations by Frederic Grant Gleason. Gleason wrote numerous articles and reviews of works by composer Richard Wagner (Flying Dutchman, Ring of the Nibelungen, etc.)
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
6 183 Allegories, n.d.
6 184 [American Music - letter to the editor W.R. Hearst, Chicago American], Dec. 31, 1900
6 185 Ancient Music (lecture), n.d.
6 186 Biographical sketches of composers, n.d.
6 187 Classical and Romantic Schools (lecture), n.d.
6 188 Counterpoint and Fugue (notebook), ca. 1878
6 189 Diaries, Dec. 18, 1869-May 7, 1870
6 190 Diary (European) [formerly cataloged separately; Newberry Library call number Case MS V 29 .337], May 8 - Aug. 31, 1870
6 191 Diary, Jan. 2 - Nov. 14, 1875
6 192 Diary, May 2, 1877 - Mar. 9, 1878
7 193 Diary, Jul. 27, 1878 - Jun. 8, 1883
7 194 Diary, Aug. 5, 1885 - Mar. 16, 1887
7 195 Diary, Oct. 4, 1899 - Nov. 23, 1903
7 196 Double Counterpoint (see also Theory of Counterpoint), n.d.
7 197 Edris - Notes on, n.d.
7 198 English School (lecture), n.d.
7 199 Flying Dutchman: A Romance, n.d.
7 200-201 Fragments, re: Counterpoint (see also Oversize box), n.d.
8 202-206 Fragments, re: Harmony, n.d.
8 207 Fragments, re: Harmony, discarded from the book draft, n.d.
8 208 Fragments, re: Richard Wagner, n.d.
8 209 Fragments, various
8 210 From My Sketch Book, n.d.
8 211 Fugue: explanation and examples, n.d.
8 212 Harmony (incomplete manuscript), n.d.
8 213 Harmony in Eighty Lessons (incomplete manuscript), n.d.
9 214 History of Music (lecture), n.d.
9 215 Lecture sketches, n.d.
9 216 Lenora (plot synopsis), n.d.
9 217 Lessons - Examination Questions, 1878-1885
9 218 Lessons - Examination Questions, 1890s
9 219-222 Lessons - Notebook, n.d.
9 223 Lessons - Notebook ("Harmony Notes"), n.d.
10 224 Lessons - Notebook, 1892
10 225 Lessons - Miscellaneous Papers, n.d.
10 226 Love Eternal - Prelude and Sketches, n.d.
10 227 Luciferos (opera libretto), n.d.
10 228 Modulation, n.d.
10 229 Montezuma (opera libretto), n.d.
10 230 Mystic Shrine, the, n.d.
10 231 Notebook [formerly cataloged separately; Newberry Library call number Case MS V 29 .3371], n.d.
10 232 Orchestral Instruments and Their Uses, n.d.
10 233 Orpheus and Eurydice (Gluck), n.d.
10 234 Otho Visconti (opera libretti, typescript and printed), 1907
11 235 Poetry, ca. 1870-1882
11 236 Reviews, misc., n.d.
11 237 Richard Wagner's Art, n.d.
11 238 Ring of the Nibelungen (Wagner - plot synopsis), n.d.
11 239 Sketch Book - Miscellaneous Allegories and Fragments…., n.d.
11 240 Song of Life (plot synopsis and musical analysis), n.d.
11 241 Speeches: Address delivered before the Amateur Musical Club of Chicago, Mar. 22, 1897
11 242 Speeches: American Music, n.d.
11 243 Speeches: The Nibelungen Lied, read at the sociable, Feb. 9, 1872
11 244 Theory Exercises (notebook), n.d.
11 245 Theory of Counterpoint (see also Double Counterpoint), n.d.
11 246 Thoughts Upon Art, n.d.
11 247 Tone, n.d.
12 248-249 Treatise on Harmony, n.d.
12 250-251 Undine (by Lortzing, trans. by Gleason), n.d.
12 252 Valerius: A Tale of Ancient Rome, n.d.
12 253 Veritas (Unfinished): A Fairy Tale (And a Double Allegory), n.d.

Series 4: Works - Musical, ca. 1864-1903

Musical works include manuscript scores (orchestral, piano/vocal, vocal, and instrumental), parts, fragments, and musical sketches. Scores are full orchestral scores unless indicated otherwise.
Arranged loosely into groupings of bound musical scores, unbound musical scores, music notes and fragments, and performance instrumental parts. Series was arranged and numbered by an unknown cataloger in 1965 - there is substantial overlap between numbered items. Unnumbered items follow numbered items, followed by works by others (perhaps arranged by Gleason), fragments, notebooks and sketchbooks, and orchestral parts.

Box Folder Contents
13 -- 1. Otho Visconti, op. 7, Oversize bound volume
14 254 2. Otho Visconti, op. 7, "Old score, since revised and rewritten"
14 255 3. Otho Visconti, op. 7, piano-vocal score
14 256 4. Otho Visconti, op. 7, First ballet
14 257 5. Otho Visconti, op. 7, Ballet
14 258 6. Otho Visconti, op. 7, Souvenir album (sketch)
15 259-261 7-9. Montezuma, op. 16, 3 volumes
15 262 10. Montezuma, op. 16, Introduction and Priests' March
15 263 11. Montezuma, op. 16, Guatemozin's Narration
16 264 12. Montezuma, op. 16, Act III, Introduction
16 265 13. Montezuma, op. 16, Yeteva's Song
16 266 14. Montezuma, op. 16, piano-vocal score
16 267 15. Auditorium Festival Ode, op. 20
16 268 16. Auditorium Festival Ode, op. 20, Symphonic introduction
17 269 17. Lobgesang auf die Harmonie [Praise Song], op. 17
17 270 18. Lobgesang auf die Harmonie [Praise Song], op. 17, piano-vocal score
17 271 19. God our Deliverer. Cantata, op. 12
17 272 20. God our Deliverer. Cantata, op. 12, piano-vocal score
17 273 21. Culprit Fay, op. 14
17 274 22. Culprit Fay, op. 14
18 275 23. Culprit Fay, op. 14, piano-vocal score
18 276 24. Song of Life, op. 25 (see also 51, 71, 86, 109)
18 277 26. Culprit Fay, op. 14, piano-vocal score
18 278 27. Scenen aus Goethe's Faust - Souvenir album [with some sketches, loose, in back], 1869
18 279 29. Procession of the Holy Grail, full score (see also 50, 53, 56, 78)
18 280 30. Volume of miscellaneous sketches and transcriptions; possibly arrangements for teaching purposes
18 281 31. Sketchbook for Montezuma, Otho Visconti, and Benedicta (unfinished opera)
19 282 32. Album scrapbook with miscellaneous manuscript fragments, including excerpts from Montezuma and Wagner's Ring der Nibelungen
19 283 33. Sketchbook, including transcription of Schubert Symphony in C minor (Andante), dances, etc.
19 284 34. Edris, a Symphonic Poem, op. 21, (marked "Score X")
19 285 35. Edris, a Symphonic Poem, op. 21, (marked "Score W")
19 286 36. Otho Visconti, op. 7, Serenade, piano-vocal score
19 287 37. Otho Visconti, op. 7, and Praise Song, op. 17, sketches
19 288 38. Idylle, organ, op. 24, 1896
19 289 39. Song: "Let the home cry sound", piano and chorus, words by Francis W. Palmer, fragment
19 290 40. Overture Triomphale, organ, op. 11, 1879
19 291 41. Song: "My mind to me a kingdom is", piano and chorus, words by Dyer, copyright Oliver Ditson Co., 1903
19 292 42. Piano piece, unnamed, F major. Leipzig, 1871
19 293 43. Song: "This and that", piano and chorus, op. 10 no. 1
19 294 44. Songs, Motette Collection: "For our offenses", chorus, Heidelberg. "Let your light so shine", chorus. Berlin, ca. 1873
19 295 45. Four Choral Works, piano and chorus: 1. The Lord is my shepherd; 2. Hymn; 3. Response; 4. Response, 1865 or 1866.
19 296 45a. Miscellaneous Works: 1. Grand Sonata for the Organ, (dedicated to Clarence Eddy), op. 2; 2. Te Deum laudamus, piano and chorus, op. 4 [no. 1]; 3. Blessed be the Lord, piano and chorus, Christmas Service, op. 4 no. 2, 7. Christmas Carol, piano and chorus, op. 6 no. 2, "published by Edward Schuberth & Co., New York, 1882"; 8. Evening hymn, piano and chorus, op. 6 no. 3, "published by Edward Schuberth & Co., New York, 1882"; 9. Hunting song No. 1, piano, op. 8 no. 1, "published by Chicago Music Co., 1879"; 10. Romanze, piano, op. 8 no. 2, "published by Chicago Music Co."; 11. Hunting song No. 2, piano, op. 8 no. 3, "published by Chicago Music Co., 1879"; 12. Allegro, piano, op. 8 no. 4, "published by Chicago Music Co."; 13. Song:""; 7. Christmas Carol, piano and chorus, op. 6 no. 2, "published by Edward Schuberth & Co., New York, 1882"; 8. Evening hymn, piano and chorus, op. 6 no. 3, "published by Edward Schuberth & Co., New York, 1882"; 9. Hunting song No. 1, piano, op. 8 no. 1, "published by Chicago Music Co., 1879"; 10. Romanze, piano, op. 8 no. 2, "published by Chicago Music Co."; 11. Hunting song No. 2, piano, op. 8 no. 3, "published by Chicago Music Co., 1879"; 12. Allegro, piano, op. 8 no. 4, "published by Chicago Music Co."; 13. Song: "The mother's charge", piano and vocal, "no opus number; written to oblige F.S. Chandler." 1875, "Published 1875 by F.S. Chandler, Chicago"; 14. Funeral March (unpublished), piano, 1870?, 1874; 4. Du bist wie eine blume, piano and vocal, op. 5 no. 2; 5. Bright are the stars, love, piano and vocal, [op. 5?] 1878; 6. Gloria in Excelsis, piano and chorus, op. 6 no. 1, "published by Edward Schuberth & Co., New York, 1882"; 7. Christmas Carol, piano and chorus, op. 6 no. 2, "published by Edward Schuberth & Co., New York, 1882"; 8. Evening hymn, piano and chorus, op. 6 no. 3, "published by Edward Schuberth & Co., New York, 1882"; 9. Hunting song No. 1, piano, op. 8 no. 1, "published by Chicago Music Co., 1879"; 10. Romanze, piano, op. 8 no. 2, "published by Chicago Music Co."; 11. Hunting song No. 2, piano, op. 8 no. 3, "published by Chicago Music Co., 1879"; 12. Allegro, piano, op. 8 no. 4, "published by Chicago Music Co."; 13. Song; ca. 1870-1882
19 297 46. Hymn with Variations, organ, op. 22
19 298 47. Allegretto, organ - fragment from Symphony No. 1, B flat major
19 299 48. Benedicta, sketches for, piano, 1 p.
19 300 49. Benedicta, opera in one act, piano-vocal score, incomplete
20 301 50. Processional of the Holy Grail (see also 29, 53, 56, 78)
20 302 51. Song of Life, op. 25; "Revised score of Symphonic Poem 'The Song of Life' (as far as completed)" (see also 25, 71, 86, 109)
20 303 52. Benedicta, opera in one act, incomplete
20 304 53. Processional of the Holy Grail, full score and also piano reduction. Full score has World's Columbian Exposition program pasted inside front cover, Jul. 7, 1893 (see also 29, 50, 56, 78), 1893
20 305 54. Christmas Song, piano, 1871
20 306 55. Exercise book in Harmony, ca. 1868-1869
20 307 56. Einzug des Heiligen Grales (from "Galahad" Act 3), [Processional of the Holy Grail], full score and also piano reduction (see also 29, 50, 53, 78)
20 308 57. Otho Visconti, op. 7. Vorspiel
20 309 58. Trio No. 2, A Major, op. 13, full score and violin part (see also 120)
20 310 59. Trio No. 1, C minor, op. 9, full score, violin, and cello parts
20 311 60. Otho Visconti, op. 7. Benedictine nuptiale
20 312 61. Otho Visconti, op. 7. Act 3, introduction, piano/vocal score
20 313 62. Geistliche Lieder. Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass vocal parts
20 314 63. Organ Works (bound together): 1. Judge me, O God (Weitzmann); 2. Let your light so shine (Gleason); 3. For our offenses (Gleason); 4. Come unto me (Lachner); 5. Lift up your heads (Haupt); 6. Lord ever shew thy blessed face (Rich Muller); 7. Praeludium
20 315 64. Waltz, instrumental parts: Violin 1 (2), Violin 2 (2), Viola, Bass, Flute
20 316 65. Offertory Sentence, chorus, Berlin 1873
20 317 66. Early sketches and fragments
20 318 67. Waltz, piano
20 319 68. Ave Maria, chorus, 1871
20 320 69. Auditorium Festival Ode, op. 20, also Otho Visconti, op. 7, possibly others, sketches
21 321 70. God our deliverer, Cantata, op. 12. Recitative and aria: "The sorrows of death…", piano-vocal score
21 322 71. Song of Life, op. 25, piano score (see also 25, 51, 86, 109)
21 323 72. Praise Song to Harmony, Symphonic Cantata, op. 17, fragments and choral parts
21 324 73. Otho Visconti, op. 7 - sketches
21 325 74. Etude, piano, 1881
21 326 75. Barcarola, op. 3, piano; "Published by F.S. Chandler & Co., Chicago, and erroneously numbered op. 2."
21 327 76. Luciferos, sketches and studies (see also 83, 106)
21 328 77. Otho Visconti, op. 7 - parts
21 329 78. Processional of the Holy Grail, sketches (see also 29, 50, 53, 56)
21 330 79. Organ Collection: 1. Cradle song (Vogt/Gleason); 2. Consolation (no. 6) (Liszt/Gleason); 3. Postlude (Guilmant); 4. Canzonetta (Hollander/Gleason); 5. Moment Musical (Schubert/Gleason); 6. Bridal Procession (John A. West); 7. Romanza (Schumann/Gleason); 8. Torchlight Dance of the Brides of Cashmere, from Feramors (Rubinstein/Gleason); 9. Postlude (Merkel); 10. Allegro Maestoso (Lemmens); 11. Menuett, from Suite in C Minor (Lachner/Gleason); 12. Cradle song (Vogt/Gleason); 13. Song to the Evening star, from Tannhauser (Wagner/Gleason); 14. Pastorale (Merkel); 15. Larghetto (T.M. Mudis (?)); 16. Andante (Merkel); 17. Offertoire (Th. Salome); 18. Legende, op. 57 no. 7 (Kullak/Gleason); 19. Grand Choeur in G (Th. Salome); 20. Prelude in A (Wely); 21. Pastorale (Th. Salome); 22. Andantino (Th. Salome); 23. Consolation (no. 4) (Liszt/Gleason); 24. Prelude (Chopin/Gleason); 25. Allegro Vivace (F.W. Hird); 26. Cantilene (Th. Salome); 27. Communion (Batiste); 28. Choral Prelude ("Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten") (J.S. Bach); 29. Offertory on two Christmas hymns (Guilmant);
21 331 80. God our deliverer, Cantata, op. 12. Postlude (fugue), organ
21 332 81. Sonata, organ, C-sharp minor, op. 2. Allegro
21 333 82. Songs, Motette Collection: 1. Jesus, meine Zuversicht - words mounted on board; 2. Jesus, meine Zuversicht - piano music mounted on board; 3. The Christian Life (Coles) - printed piano-vocal music mounted on board; 4. No. 1 - Lord we adore thee (Schubert); 5. No. 3 - Who are these like stars appearing? (Lindpainter); 6. No. 4 - Now to the king eternal (Mendelssohn); 7. No. 5 - Come unto me (Lachner); 8. No. 6 - Lamb of God, thou that bearest (Schubert); 9. No. 7 - Judge me, O god (Weitzmann); 10. No. 8 - Cast thy burden on the Lord (Gleason); 11. No. 9 - O day of rest and gladness (Schubert); 12. No. 10 - On thee I call (Lindpainter); 13. No. 11 - Let us love one another (Grell); 14. No. 12 - Let your light so shine (Gleason); 15. No. 13 - Lord from out of the depths I cried (Haupt); 16. No. 14 - For our offenses (Gleason); 17. No. 15 - Hear us Lord, we cry to thee (Kyrie Eleison) (Eddy); 18. No. 16 - Praise ye the Lord (Hauptmann); 19. No. 17 - Let all the people praise thee (Loeschhorn); 20. No. 18 - O how amiable (J. Barnby); 21. No. 20 - Take up thy cross (Lindpainter); 22. No. 21 - I heard the voice of Jesus say (Schubert); 23. No. 22 - Pax Vobiscum (Schubert); 24. No. 23 - Lift up your heads, ye gates (Haupt); 25. No. 24 - O sacred heart now wounded, for Communion Services, from Bach's Passion (Bach); 26. No. 25 - O whither shall I turn me (Schubert); 27. No. 26 - Lord have mercy (Kiel); 28. No. 27 - By the rivers of Babylon (Richter, arr.); 29. No. 28 - Our Father (Liszt); 30. No. 26 - My heart ever faithful (J.S. Bach, arr.); 31. No. 28 - Blest are the departed (Spohr); 32. No. 32 - Lord, with thee, is forgiveness (Kiel); 33. No. 33 - Lamb of God (Cherubini); 34. No. 12 - Light eternal (Lachner); 35. No. 29 - Lord, on our offenses (Mendelssohn); 36. No. 21 - Lord, ever shew thy blessed face (Muller); 37. No. 19 - Above all praise and majesty (Eddy); 38. No. 27 - Darkness was over all (Haydn)
21 334 83. Luciferos, libretto, piano-vocal score (incomplete?), and sketches (see also 76, 106)
21 335 84. Canzonetta, piano score. Copyright J.B. Millet & co., 1895
21 336 85. Canzonetta
21 337 86. Song of Life, op. 25 - piano score (see also 24, 51, 71, 109)
21 338 87. Edris, a Symphonic Poem, op. 21 - sketches
21 339 88. Song: Serenade, List to my love's voice, op. 7, piano and vocal
21 340 89. Song: Du bist wie eine blume, piano and vocal, 1882
21 341 90. Montezuma, op. 16. March, piano
21 342 91. Festival March, incomplete, full score
21 343 92. Three songs for soprano, op. 1 nos. 1-3: 1. Schlaf ein meine Herz (sleep on, my heart) (Ruckert); 2. Nur wer die Schusucht Kennt (he who this longing feels) (Goethe); 3. Du bist wie eine blume (thou art like a flower) (Heine), piano-vocal
21 344 93. Scena for solo and chorus, fragment
21 345 94. Christmas hymn: a short oratorio, piano-vocal
21 346 95. Five Hymns - Christmas Carol; Greenville (Harmonized by Gleason); Gloria Patri; Evening Song; L.M., piano-vocal
21 347 96. Canzonetta, op. 19 no. 1, piano score
21 348 97. Voluntary, organ, fragment, 1867
21 349 98. Psalm 67: God be merciful unto us, op. 23 no. 1, organ and chorus. "Published in Psalm Anthems No. 2 by Presbyterian Board of Publication, Copyright 1896 by F.G. Gleason.", 1896
21 350 99. Piano pieces: Funeral March, op. 5; Allegro, op. 5; Romanze, op. 8; Hunting Song No. 1, op. 5
21 351 100. Song: Upon the yellow sands I lie (words by Stanley Waterloo), piano-vocal score
21 352 101. Three sketches (last one called Serenade)
22 353 102. Otho Visconti, op. 7 - original sketches
22 354 103. Canzonetta, op. 19 no. 1, arrangement for violin and piano. Copyright by JB Millett Co., Boston, 1895
22 355 104. Miscellaneous sketches and fragments
22 356 105. Benedicta, fragments
22 357 106. Luciferos, fragments (see also 76, 83 and Oversize box)
22 358 107. Episcopal Church Music, op. 6, organ and chorus: Gloria in Excelsis (op. 6 no. 1); The Lord is night (no. 7, 1879); Glory be to God (1874); Gloria in Excelsis (op. 4 - vocal parts), 1874-1879
22 359 108. Song: Du bist wie eine blume, piano and vocal, op. 5 no. 2, in English, fragment
22 360 109. Song of Life, op. 25 - fragments (see also 24, 51, 71, 86)
22 361 110. Montezuma, op. 16 - fragments
22 362 111. Edris, a Symphonic Poem, op. 21 - fragments
22 363 112. Otho Visconti, op. 7 - fragments (see also Oversize box)
22 364 113. miscellaneous compositions
22 365 114. God our Deliverer. Cantata, op. 12. Quartette of angels
22 366 115. Barcarola, op. 2, piano
22 367-369 116-118. miscellaneous sketches
22 370 119. Gloria, Hymn, Gloria (1877), organ and chorus
22 371 120. Trio No. 2, A Major, op. 13, score and parts (see also 58)
22 372 121. Cadenzas to two Mozart piano concertos (d minor and C Major), piano
23 373 122. miscellaneous sacred vocal compositions, in a notebook
23 374 123. Trio no. 3, op. 15, sketches
23 375 124. Montezuma, op. 16, Act 1 Scene 1, sketch
23 376 125. Otho Visconti, op. 7, early sketches
23 377 126. Fantasie-Improvisation, piano, 1884
23 378 127. Piano concerto, g minor, sketches
23 379 128. Serenade: Stars of the summer night, piano and chorus, 1864
23 380 129. Sonata, C# minor, organ: Andante, 1873
23 381 130. The bivouac of the dead, chorus, 1897
23 382 Benedicta, sketches, fragments, and parts
23 383 Praise Song to Harmony, Cantata, op. 17. Symphonic Allegro
23 384 Works by Others: Beethoven - Hiller [Beethoven, Ludwig van. Keep Us Faithful, piano vocal score. Bortniansky, Dmitri Stephanovich. Glory to God in the High, piano vocal score. Dupont, August. Concertstuck. Piano part. Gleason, Mary Willard. Two songs (Two Brown Owls, and Jennie (Words by Fred. Emerson Brooke), piano vocal scores, autograph. Haupt, August, 1810-1891. Psalm 130, piano score, autograph. Hauptmann, Moritz, 1792-1868. Gott, deine Gute…, vocal score. Heidelberg, Schloss (?). Unendliche Canon in d. Octav, piano score. Hiller, Ferdinand. Lord, Deal Thou Well, piano vocal score.]
23 385 Works by Others: Just - List [Just, Robert H. Two compositions (Lyrics from Sappho, and Three Shadows), piano vocal scores. Lachner, Franz. Requiem Aeternam, piano vocal score. Liszt, Franz. Fantasie uber ungarische folksmelodien, parts.]
23 386 Works by Others: Raff, Joachim. Suite, arranged for piano by F.G. Gleason; incomplete.
23 387 Works by Others: Steggall - West [Steggall, Charles, 1826-1905. Te Deum, piano-vocal score Verdi, Giuseppe, Aida. Qui Radames, arranged. Full score and parts Vittoria. Jesu dulcis memoria, piano vocal score Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Begin, my soul, piano vocal score. Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Lohengrin, Act III, Scene II. Violin parts. Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Die Walkure: du bist die Lenz; arr., vocal score. Weizmann, C.F. Basso ostinato, organ, autograph. West, John A. Andante, for Organ, dated Apr. 17, 1878.]
24 388-389 Works by Others: exercises and arrangements by Gleason's students, n.d.
24 390 Fragments, re: Counterpoint
24 391-394 Fragments, miscellaneous
25 395-399 Fragments, miscellaneous
26 400-404 Sketchbooks
27 405-407 Sketchbooks
28 -- Orchestral parts: Auditorium Festival Ode; Culprit Fay; Edris; Montezuma - Quartette
29 -- Orchestral parts: Montezuma
30 -- Orchestral parts: Otho Visconti
31 -- Orchestral parts: Praise Song to Harmony; Song of Life; Serenade; Festival March; God our Deliverer; Processional of the Holy Grail; Canzonetta; Edris (extras); Culprit Fay (extras); miscellaneous, unidentified, and fragments

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1872-1903

Clippings, programs, and memorabilia related to contemporary music in Chicago and around the world, and also reflecting Gleason's contributions to classical music from the 1860s through the early 1900s. Information about important composers (Wagner, Verdi) and musicians (Theodore Thomas, Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Adelina Patti, Lillian Russell) are prominent, as are events such as the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, and music festivals such as the Chicago Opera Festival and May Festival. Topics of interest in include a series of articles on the morality of ballet (Subseries 1, Vol. 5, Dec. 1886), and numerous clippings about Chicago music venues and organ construction and design in various buildings in the city.
Originally cataloged collectively as Case folio V 209. 34, the scrapbooks are now housed with the rest of the Frederic Grant Gleason material.
Many scrapbooks are in fragile condition and need to be handled carefully. The scrapbooks in the poorest conditions were disbound and refoldered and boxed.
Organized in seven subseries: Subseries 1: Music Scrapbooks, 1876-1903; Subseries 2: Hershey School of Musical Art, Chicago, Programs, 1876-1884; Subseries 3: Personal Scrapbooks, 1874-1903; Subseries 4: Clippings, articles and reviews written by Gleason, 1872-1903; Subseries 5: Chicago Auditorium Conservatory, 1900-1902; Subseries 6: Announcements of classes in piano, organ, and composition conducted by Gleason, 1884-1893; and Subseries 7: American Music Society concert programs, 1892-1893.
Each subseries arranged chronologically.
 

Sub-Series 1: Music Scrapbooks, 1874-1903

From title page: “Consisting of concert and opera programs, and newspaper and periodical clippings regarding music and musicians, the whole collection chronologically arranged so as to form a daily record of musical events in Chicago, and of current musical information the world over. Compiled by Frederic Grant Gleason.”

Box Folder Contents
32 408 Vol. 1, Apr. 1878 [actually begins with one article from Feb. 1874, in German] - Nov. 1882
32 409 Vol. 2, Dec. 1882 - May 1884 [actually Aug. 1881 - Jun. 1883]
33 410 Vol. 3, May 1884 - Feb. 1885 [actually begins with one program from May 1880]
33 411 Vol. 4, Feb. - Oct. 1885 [actually Feb.-Nov. 1885]
34-35 412-421 Vol. 5, Oct. 1885 - Feb. 1887 [actually May 1885 - Feb. 1887]
34-35 412-421 Vol. 5, Oct. 1885 - Feb. 1887 [actually May 1885 - Feb. 1887]
36-37 422-431 Vol. 6, Feb. - Dec. 1887 [actually Jan. - Dec. 1887]
38-39 432-441 Vol. 7, Jan. - Dec. 1888
40 -- Vol. 8, Dec. 1888 - Jun. 1889
41-42 442-449 Vol. 9, Jun. 1889 - Dec. 1890
43-44 450-457 Vol. 10, Nov. 1890 - Dec. 1893
45-46 458-467 Vol. 11, Jan. 1893 - Jun. 1896
47-48 468-477 Vol. 12, Jun. 1896 - Oct. 1899
49-50 478-493 Vol. 13, Sept. 1899 - May 1903
51 494-499 Vol. 14 - Supplement - programs and announcements, few clippings, 1900-1903
51 500-503 Vol. 15 - Supplement - primarily clippings, 1876-1888
 

Sub-Series 2: Hershey School of Musical Art, Chicago, Programs, 1876-1884

From title page: "Programs of recitals given by the faculty and students, 1876-1884, collected by Frederic Grant Gleason.” The Hershey School was at 42 South Ann St., opposite the First Congregational Church, and later at 83 & 85 (& 87) Madison St., opposite McVicker’s Theatre. Organist Clarence Eddy was a frequent recitalist; Clarence Eddy was married to Sara Hershey, who lived at 42 South Ann St., and was perhaps the founder and benefactress of the school. Some programs hand-written.

Box Folder Contents
52 504 Vol. 1, Jan. 3, 1876 - Oct. 27, 1877
52 505 Vol. 2, Oct. 29, 1877 - May 20, 1878
52 506 Vol. 3, May 25, 1878 - Apr. 5, 1879
52 507 Vol. 4, Apr. 12, 1879 - May 5, 1880
52 508 Vol. 5, May 8, 1880 - Feb. 5, 1881
52 509 Vol. 6, Feb. 12 - Aug. 12, 1881
52 510 Vol. 7, Oct. 21, 1881 - Oct. 21, 1882
52 511 Vol. 8, Oct. 26, 1882 - Jun. 27, 1884
 

Sub-Series 3: Personal Scrapbooks, 1874-1903

From title page: “Containing programs of concerts at which the works of Frederic Grant Gleason were played, and clippings of periodical and newspaper articles in which Gleason or his works are mentioned. Compiled by Frederic Grant Gleason.”

Box Folder Contents
52 512 Vol. 1 - Includes First Congregational Church programs, Hershey School programs, Theodore Thomas Summer Garden Concerts, etc. Most clippings are labeled and dated, May 29, 1875 – Aug. 19, 1882 [actually Mar. 20, 1874 - Aug. 19, 1882]
52 513 Vol. 2, Nov. 1882 – Dec. 7, 1889 [actually Nov. 1882 – Dec. 17, 1889]
52 514 Vol. 3, Dec. 1889 - Apr. 1892
53 515-519 Vol. 4 - Also includes WCE programs, membership card to Chicago Conservatory, lecture announcements, more biographical sketches, Jan. 1892 - Jun. 1903
53 520 Vol. 5, Dec. 1900 - Oct. 1903
 

Sub-Series 4: Clippings, articles and reviews written by Gleason, 1872-1903

From title page: “Clippings, articles and reviews written for various publications during the years 1872-1903. By Frederic Grant Gleason.”

Box Folder Contents
54 521 Vol. 1, 1872 - Feb. 28, 1880
54 522 Vol. 2, Dec. 1879 - Dec. 1889
55 523 Vol. 3, 1880 - 1895
55 524 Vol. 4, 1885 - 1903
 

Sub-Series 5: : Chicago Auditorium Conservatory Scrapbooks, 1900-1902

From title page: “Programs of recitals by the faculty and pupils, and press notices and advertisements of the Conservatory for the years 1900-1902. A Scrap Book, compiled, during his directorship of the Conservatory, by Frederic Grant Gleason.” Volumes 1 and 2 are primarily clippings, and Volume 3 is primarily concert programs and brochures announcing artists and performances.

Box Folder Contents
56 525-528 Vol. 1, Sept. 2, 1900 - ca. Apr. 9, 1901
56 529-532 Vol. 2, Jan. 26, 1901 - ca. Aug. 1902
56 533-535 Vol. 3, Oct. 23, 1900 - ca. Apr. 1902
 

Sub-Series 6: Announcements of classes in piano, organ, and composition conducted by Gleason, 1884-1893

From title page: “Together with programs of recitals given by his pupils, and press notices of the recitals, 1884-1893, collected by Frederic Grant Gleason.” Also includes business card and biographical pamphlets.

Box Folder Contents
57 536 Vol. 1, 1884-1893
 

Sub-Series 7: American Music Society. Concert programs, 1892-1893

From title page: “Collected by Frederic Grant Gleason.”

Box Folder Contents
57 537 Vol. 1, Jan. 1892 - Jun. 1893

Series 6: Photographs, ca. 1874-1907

Photoprints and cartes de visite of Gleason, his family, and musical colleagues. Also includes souvenir photographs of famous composers, souvenir photographs and candids of places in Europe Gleason visited, and some candids from a trip with friends to a cabin by a lake in an unknown locale.
Arranged by subject of photograph.

Box Folder Contents
58 538 Gleason, Frederic Grant, ca. 1870s
58 539 Gleason, Frederic Grant, ca. 1880s, 1883
58 540 Gleason, Frederic Grant, ca. 1890s, 1892
58 541 Gleason, Frederic Grant (see also Oversize box), ca. 1900-1903
58 542 Family - Gleason, Mrs. F.L., n.d.
58 543 Family - Gleason, Mary Willard, n.d.
58 544 Family - Gleason, Thomas W., n.d.
58 544a Auditorium Theater - opening night (see Oversize box), [1889]
58 545-546 Musicians, 1874-1907 (see also Oversize box), n.d.
58 547 Musicians - composers (mostly reproductions) (see also Oversize box), n.d.
58 548 Travel - England - Chester, n.d.
58 549 Travel - France and Switzerland, n.d.
58 550 Travel - Germany, ca. 1870s-1880s
58 551 Travel - United States, cabin, ca. 1890s
58 552 Travel - unknown locations, n.d.
58 553 Unidentified (see also Oversize box), n.d.

Series 7: Artifacts, 1889

Engraved printer's plates of Gleason's work "Seek Ye the Lord," from his cantata God Our Deliverer, for voice (baritone) and piano. Consists of title page plate and 9 music plates, some of which are in their original brown paper wrappers.

Box Folder Contents
59 554-555 Engraved printer's plates: Gleason, Frederic Grant. Seek ye the lord, from the Cantata God our deliverer. Baritone voice and piano. Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 42 Madison St., c. 1889