TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Theodore Thomas

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Related Material

Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1860-1926

Series 2: Guest Book, 1904-1927

Series 3: Photographs, 1872-1911

Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1852-1911

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Inventory of the Theodore Thomas Papers, 1852-1926


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
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Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324
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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Thomas, Theodore, 1835-1905
Title Theodore Thomas Papers
Dates 1852-1926
Extent 2.6 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Abstract Correspondence, mainly incoming, of Theodore Thomas, the first conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and his wife Rose Fay Thomas; photographs of musicians; and a small collection of miscellaneous material relating to the Thomases.
Language Materials are in English and German.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Thomas
Collection Stack Location 3a 43 3

Administrative Information

Cite As

Theodore Thomas Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Purchase, 1952.

Processed by

Virginia H. Smith, 2003.

Access

The Theodore Thomas Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 5 folders at a time maximum (Priority II).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Theodore Thomas Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of Theodore Thomas

German-American conductor.

Theodore Thomas was born in Esens, East Friesland, Germany, in 1835. A self-taught violinist, when the family emigrated to New York City in 1845 Thomas played with his father in small theater orchestras. At fourteen, he toured as a soloist in the southern United States and at nineteen he joined the New York Philharmonic Society. It was here that he learned conducting by observation. Thomas's debut as a conductor was of an opera about 1859. He then hired and rehearsed his own orchestra -- which was named the Theodore Thomas Orchestra -- and he conducted his first concert in May, 1862. This orchestra developed into the most precise musical ensemble known up to that time.

For twenty years, Thomas toured all over the United States, bringing the symphonic orchestra to people who had never heard one, attempting to educate the listeners by mixing both light and more serious pieces. This touring orchestra was disbanded in 1888.

Thomas was the organizer and conductor of the Cincinnati May Music Festival in 1873, director of music for the Philadelphia International Centennial Exhibition in 1876 and director of the Cincinnati College of Music in 1878-1880. He was the conductor of the New York Philharmonic from 1879 until 1891, as well as touring in 1886-1887 with the American (later National) Opera Company. In 1890, fifty wealthy Chicagoans pledged to establish a symphony orchestra, which debuted in 1891 as the Chicago Orchestra. The rest of his life he gave to conducting and developing the Chicago Orchestra, which was renamed the Theodore Thomas Orchestra after Thomas's death in 1905, to be changed one more time in 1912 to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

In 1864 Thomas had married Minna L. Rhodes and they had five children. When Minna died in 1889 Thomas married Rose Fay, sister both of Amy Fay, a prominent violinist, and businessman Charles Fay, who was Thomas's chief booster and supporter in organizing a major Chicago orchestra. Together they raised funds to build Orchestra Hall, which was completed in 1904. Not only was he the first conductor of the Chicago Symphony, but Thomas was important for his lifelong efforts to create a nation-wide audience for classical music in the United States. He died in 1905.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Much of the correspondence relates to Thomas's final post as conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, most of which is letters from well-known figures in the world of music and the arts, many of them written in German. There are a few letters and drafts of letters written by Thomas himself, and some correspondence to Rose Fay Thomas, written after Thomas's death.

Also in the collection is a guest book kept by Rose Fay Thomas beginning in 1903, which until 1927 she used as a scrapbook, containing numerous signatures, lines of music, photographs and letters of famous people. The collection of photographs includes Johannes Brahms, Edward Elgar, Ernestine Schumann-Heink and Franz Liszt. The rest of the collection is a small miscellany of items such as programs, short articles, notes and memorabilia, plus typescripts of inventories of the contents of the Thomases' libraries.

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

  • Arliss, George, 1868-1946
  • Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944
  • Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897
  • Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912
  • Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924
  • Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951
  • Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield), 1854-1931
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Dvorak, Antonin, 1841-1904
  • Elgar, Edward, 1857-1934
  • Foote, Arthur, 1853-1937
  • Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
  • Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907
  • Grove, George, Sir, 1820-1900
  • Joachim, Joseph, 1831-1907
  • Lehmann, Lilli, 1848-1929
  • Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
  • MacDowell, Edward A., 1860-1908
  • Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912
  • Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941
  • Paine, John Knowles, 1839-1905
  • Powell, Maud, 1867-1920
  • Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907
  • Saint-Saens, Camille, 1835-1921
  • Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936
  • Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957
  • Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932
  • Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
  • Thomas, Rose Fay, 1852-1929
  • Thomas, Theodore, 1835-1905
  • Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883

Subjects

  • Actors - Portraits
  • Cabinet Photographs -- 1851-1900
  • Cabinet Photographs -- 1901-1950
  • Composers - Portraits
  • Composers - History -- Sources
  • Conductors (Music) -- History - Sources
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Manuscripts, German
  • Musicians - Portraits
  • Musicians - History -- Sources
  • Photographs -- 1872-1911
  • Singers - Portraits
  • Singers - History -- Sources
  • Symphony orchestras -- History -- Sources

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Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1860-1926

Letters, many in German, to Theodore Thomas from a range of persons involved in the world of music and several letters or drafts of letters written by Thomas himself. Also, letters to Rose Fay Thomas, mostly after Thomas's death in 1905, and a few to persons other than the Thomases. Among the correspondents are Amy Beach, Johannes Brahms, Daniel Burnham, John A. Carpenter, George Chadwick, Antonin Dvorak, Edward Elgar, Arthur Foote, Edvard Grieg, Sir George Grove, Joseph Joachim, Lilli Lehmann, Franz Liszt, Edward MacDowell, Jules Massenet, I.J. Paderewski, John Paine, Maud Powell, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Camille Saint-Saens, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Jan Sibelius, John Philip Sousa, Richard Strauss, Piotr Tschaikowsky, and Richard Wagner. Unless otherwise noted, letters are addressed to Theodore Thomas, with several having English translations.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Arliss, George to "Dearest Lady, Nov. 2, 1916
1 2 Azan, Paul to Rose Fay Thomas, May 10, 1918
1 3 Beach, Amy (Mrs. H.H..A. Beach), 1892-1897
1 4 Bendix, Max, Aug. 19, 1889
1 5 Bischoff, H.Alex, 1879
1 6 Blitz, E.E., May 4, 1887
1 7 Brahms, Johannes, Sept., 1892
1 8 Bronsart, Ingebord, [1893]
1 9 Buck, Dudley, 1880-1883
1 10 Bulow, Hans von, [1868]-1872
1 11 Burmeister, R., Nov. 1, 1891
1 12 Burnham, Daniel H., 1893-1901
1 13 Busoni, Ferruccio, 1892-1904
1 14 Campanini, Italo, Apr. 20, 1891
1 15 Cappa. Carlo A., Oct. 12, 1891
1 16 Carpenter, John A. to Rose Fay Thomas, Mar. 17, 1920
1 17 Carreno, Theresa, July 6, 1888
1 18 Cary, Annie Louise, 1879-1881
1 19 Cary, Annie Louise to Mr. Elwell and Miss Fay, 1881
1 20 Chadwick, George W., 1882-1903
1 21 Charpentier, Gustav, 1893
1 22 Colonne, Edouard, Aug. 15, 1899
1 23 Converse, Charles G., 1888-1889
1 24 Converse, Frederick S., 1903
1 25 Cowen, Frederic H.-1882, n.d.
1 26 Curtis, George William, 1882-1891
1 27 Davies, Ben, 1896-1899
1 28 D'Indy, Vincent to Amy Fay, 1901-1911
1 29 Dubois, Theodore to "Mon Cher Henri", May 12, 1898
1 30 Dvorak, Antonin, 1893-1897
1 31 Elgar, Edward to Rose Fay Thomas, 1907
1 32 Ellsworth, James W. to Rose Fay Thomas, Aug. 3, 1912
1 33 Fischer, Emil, Apr. 6, 1893
1 34 Florio, Caryl, 1887-1900
1 35 Foote, Arthur-1900, n.d.
1 36 Franchetti, Alberto, 1886-1887
1 37 Friedrich, Carl, Nov. 22, 1883
1 38 Ganz, Rudolf, n.d.
1 39 Gemunder, George, 1878-1881
1 40 Gericke, Wilhelm to Amy or Rose Fay, 188-
1 41 Gleason, Frederic G., Oct. 3, 1889
1 42 Goldman, Edwin F. to Rose Fay Thomas, Dec. 1, 1926
1 43 Goldmark, Carl, 1872
1 44 Gomez, Carlos, 1892
1 45 Gounod, Charles F., (telegram), Oct. 5, 1886
1 46 Grieg, Edvard H., Oct. 13, 1887
1 47 Grove, Sir George, Nov.1, 1879; to Miss Fay, Jul. 16, 1885
1 48 Hadley, Henry, Nov. 11, 1901
1 49 Hale, Philip to Rose Fay Thomas, Dec. 4, 1907
1 50 Halir, Carl, Jan, 31, 1901
1 51 Hamerik, Asger, Feb. 22, 1893
1 52 Hanslick, Eduard, Mar. 8, 1893
1 53 Heinrich, Max, Sept. 17, 1891
1 54 Henschel, George, 1881-1883
1 55 Hess-Wartegg, Ernst von., June 26, 1893
1 56 Hooper, Franklin, Feb. 8, 1898
1 57 Joachim, Joseph, 1882-1891
1 58 Joseffy, Rafael; 1902-1903, n.d.
1 59 Jungnickel, Ross, 1900-1903
1 60 Katisch, Paul, Aug. 8, 1904
1 62 Kaun, Hugo, 1904
1 63 Klindworth, Karl, May 1, 1887
1 64 Koussevitsky, Sergei to Rose Fay Thomas, Jan. 13, 1925
1 65 Lamond, Frederic, Aug. 1, 1902
1 66 Lang, B.J., 1892-1893
1 67 Lanier, Mary Day, May 5, 1898
1 68 Lanier, Sidney, Jan. 4, 1876
1 69 Lehmann, Lilli, 1886-1904
1 70 Leschetizky, Annette E., June 15, 1883
1 71 Liszt, Franz, May 27, 1871
1 72 Lloyd, Edward, Apr. 27, [19--]
1 73 Loeffler, Charles Martin T., 1903-1904
1 74 Lussan, Eugenie, Oct. 7, 1882
1 75 Lyon & Healy, July 10, 1903
2 76 MacDowell, Edward A., 1889-1904
2 77 MacKenzie, Alexander C., 1884-1895
2 78 Mancinelli, Luigi, 1897-1898
2 79 Manns, August, Oct. 27, 1883
2 80 Marschner, Heinrich A., Sept. 1860
2 81 Marteau, Henri, 1891-1901
2 82 Mason, William, 1889-1901
2 83 Massenet, Jules, 1892-1897
2 84 Materna, Amalie, 1881
2 85 Matmene, Waldemar, Dec. 21, 1886
2 86 Mehlig, Anna, 1871-1878
2 87 Morehead, Margaret C., 1898
2 88 Nikisch,Arthur, Oct. 29, 1892
2 89 Nilsson, Christine, n.d.
2 90 Norton, O.W. to Rose Fay Thomas, July 12, 1907
2 91 Osgood, E. Aline, [1883]
2 92 Paderewski, Helene to Rose Fay Thomas, [1903]
2 93 Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1900-1905
2 94-97 Paine, John K., 1879-1903
2 98 Pappenheim, E., n.d.
2 99 Parker, Horatio W., 1893-1903
2 100 Paur, Emil, 1897
2 101 Perabo, Ernst, (fragment) [189-]
2 102 Popper, Wilhelm, July 14, 1880
2 103 Potter, H.C. to William Curtis, Apr. 17, 1891
2 104 Powell, Maud, 1892-1899
2 105 Praeger, Ferdinand, 1889-1890
2 106 Reinecke, Karl, 1877-1881
2 107 Remmertz, F., Oct. 12, 1878
2 108 Richter, Hans, 1893
2 109 Rudersdorff, C., 1878-1880
2 110 Ryan, Thomas, Apr. 11, 1892
2 111 Safonoff, W. to Rose Fay Thomas, 1908-1910
2 112 Saint-Gaudens, Augustus to Rose Fay Thomas, Apr. 15, 1907
2 113 Saint-Saens, Camille, 1880-1893
2 114 Sauer, Emil, May 9, 1899
2 115 Scaria, Emil, 1884-1885
2 116 Scarritt, W.R., Apr. 3, 1879
2 117 Scharwenka, Philipp, 1890-1892
2 118 Schiller, Madeline, 1881
2 119 Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1900
2 120 Seidl, Anton, Feb. 27, 1897
2 121 Sgambati, G., May 25, 1883
2 122 Shelley, Harry Rowe, 1888-1898
2 123 Sibelius, Jean, Apr. 18, 1898
2 124 Sousa, John Philip, Mar. 17, 1893
2 125 Spalding, Albert to Rose Fay Thomas, n.d.
2 126 Stock, Friedrich, 1902-1903
2 127 Strauss, Richard, 1883-1903
2 128 Sucher, Josef, 1886
2 129 Sullivan, Arthur, July 1, 1875
2 130 Svendsen, Johan, Sept. 20, 1888
2 131 Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, May 17, 1892
2 132-133 Thomas, Theodore, 1877-1900
2 134 Tomlins, William L., May 8, 1896
2 135 Van der Stucken, F., June 14, 1888
2 136 Wagner, Richard to Mr. Federlein, 1875-1876
2 137 Wagner, Richard, 1872-1876
2 138 Wendel, Bernhard, [189- ]
2 139 Wessels, Frederick J., July 6, 1904
2 140 Whiting, Arthur, Nov. 3, 1896
2 141 Whiting, G.E.-1885, n.d.
2 142 Whitney, Myron W., Sept. 6, 1898
2 143 Wieck, Marie, Feb.1, 1881; to Miss Fay, Jan. 6, 1883
2 144 Wild, Harrison M., Mar. 25, 1903
2 145 Wilhelmj, August, 1879
2 146 Willard, Frances E. to [Rose Fay Thomas], May 3, 1896
2 147 Wolle, J. Fred, 1890-1902
2 148 Zeisler, Fannie B., 1890-1900
2 149 Zerrahn, Carl, 1879-1892
2 150 Zoellner, Heinrich, July 3, 1904
2 151 Zollner, [ ], May 2, 1892

Series 2: Guest Book, 1904-1927

A guest book begun in 1904 by Rose Fay Thomas, signed by visiting musicians, which includes scraps of musical notation, personal comments and often an image of the signer. By 1914 - and until 1927 - apparently she was using the volume as a small scrapbook to hold pictures and letters from well-known persons. Some of the personalities represented are musicians Ferruccio Busoni, Edward Elgar, Ignatz Paderewski, Camille Saint-Saens, actors George Arliss and William Gillette, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Robert Frost, Edgar Guest, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, among many others. Loose original material from the book has been removed and foldered, and photocopies on acid-free paper have been substituted.
A complete list of the contents appears in the folder list, arranged by page number.

Box Folder Contents
3 152 My Guest-Book, Rose Fay Thomas (pg. 1), 1904
3 152 Theodore Thomas, music and photo (pg. 2)
3 152 Richard Strauss, music, image, program (pg. 3), 1904
3 152 Pauline Strauss de Alma, photo (pg. 4), 1904
3 152 Frederick Stock, music (pg.5), 1904
3 152 Rudolph and Mary Ganz, music (pg. 5), 1904
3 152 Sidney and Louise Homer, image (pg. 6), 1906
3 152 Edward Elgar, music, image (pg. 7), 1907
3 152 Camille Saint-Saens, letter, image (pg. 8), n.d.
3 152 I.J.Paderewski, music, image, program (pg. 9-10), 1909
3 152 Helena Paderewski (pg. 10), 1908
3 152 Lawrence and Alma Tadema, image, note (pg. 10), 1908
3 152 Ernest H. Schelling, music (pg. 11), 1909
3 152 Kneisel Quartet, image, note (pg. 12), 1908-1912
3 152 Franz Liszt, 2 carte de visites (pg. 13), n.d.
3 152 Daniel H. Burnham, image, (pg. 15): orig. removed to folder 153, 1909
3 152 Ernest and Anna Consolo, 1909 (pg. 15), 1909
3 152 Adela Verne, photo (pg.15), n.d.
3 152 George W. Chadwick (pg. 16), 1910
3 152 Gerda Busoni, note (pg. 17), n.d.
3 152 Ferruccio Busoni and family, music, photo (pg. 18), 1910
3 152 Fannie B. Zeisler, music, image pg. 19), 1910
3 152 Elvira De Hidalgo, photo, clipping (pg. 20), 1910
3 152 Herbert Witherspoon, image (pg. 20), 1908
3 152 Horatio Parker, photo (pg. 21), 1903
3 152 Ernestine Schumann-Heink, photo (pg. 22), 1900
3 152 William Gillette, letter, image, (pg. 23): orig. removed to folder 154, 1911
3 152 Mischa Elman,music, image (pg. 23), 1911
3 152 Percy Kahn, signature (pg. 23), 1911
3 152 George Arliss, letter, image, signature (pg. 24): orig. removed to folder 155, signature, 1911, 1918
3 152 Amy Fay, photo (pg. 25), n.d.
3 152 Albert Spalding, letter, music, images (pg. 26): orig. removed to folder 156, 1917, 1919
3 152 Bert Leston Taylor, clipping, image (pg. 27), 1912
3 152 Maud Powell, music, photo (pg. 28), n.d.
3 152 Roald Amundesen, signature, images, flag (pg. 29): orig. removed to follder 157, 1913
3 152 Robert E. Peary, signature, flag image (pg. 30), n.d.
3 152 Wilbur Wright, letter (pg. 31): orig. removed to folder 158, 1910
3 152 Orville Wright, letter, clipping (pg. 31), 1914
3 152 Col. James H. Lewis, signature, photo of machine gun (pg. 32), 1918
3 152 Robert Frost, letter, clipping (pg. 33): orig. removed to folder 159, 1915
3 152 Isabella Stewart Gardner (pg. 34): orig. removed to folder 160, 1917
3 152 John A. Carpenter, letters, photo (pg. 35): orig. removed to folder 161, 1917, 1928
3 152 Lt. Col. Paul Azan, letter, image (pg. 36): orig. removed to folder 162, 1923
3 152 John T. McCutcheon, letter, clipping (pg. 37): orig. removed to folder 163, n.d.
3 152 Bradford Torrey, letter (pg. 38): orig. removed to folder 164, 1903
3 152 Philip Gibbs, letter, clipping (pg. 39): orig. removed to folder 165, n.d.
3 152 Robert Grant, letter (pg. 40): orig. removed to folder 166, 1922
3 152 John W. Weeks, letters, n.d. (pg. 41): orig. removed to folder 167, n.d., 1924
3 152 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, letter, image (pg. 43): orig. removed to folder 168, 1879
3 152 Henriette, Princess of Belgium, photo, clippings (pg. 44), n.d.
3 152 Vincent D'Indy, calling card, image (pg. 46): orig. removed to folder 169, n.d.
3 152 Serge Koussevitsky, letter (pg. 47): orig. removed to folder 170, 1927
3 152 Edgar A. Guest, letter, clipping (pg. 47): orig. removed to folder 171, 1927
3 152 Louis Lefevre (for Clemenceau), letter (pg. 48): orig. removed to folder 172, 1922
3 152 John J. Pershing, letter (pg. 48): orig. removed to folder 173, 1923
3 152 Byard, Theodore, signature (pg. 48), 1910
3 153-173 Original correspondence removed from Guest Book

Series 3: Photographs, 1872-1911

Images, mainly cabinet photographs, of composers, musicians and performers.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Page Number Contents
3 174 Aus der Ohe, Adele, 1894
3 175 Baird, Frank; E. Tramanti, 1905
3 176 Bischoff, Alex., n.d.
3 177 Brahms, Johannes, 1882
3 178 Busoni, Ferruccio, n.d.
3 179 Candidus, Wm., 1882
3 180 Deppe, Ludwig, 1903
3 181 Elgar, Edward, 1907
3 182 Hofmann, Josef, 1898
3 183 Joseffy, Rafael, n.d.
3 184 Kramer, Leopold (see Oversize Box), 1903
3 185 Liszt, Franz, n.d.
3 186 Lloyd, Edward, 1892
3 187 Marsick, Martin P. (See Oversize Box), 1895
3 188 Marteau, Henri, 1894
3 189 Paderewski, Ignace Jan, n.d.
3 190 Paine, John K., n.d.
3 191 Pappenheim, E., 1878
3 192 Powell, Maud, 1893
3 193 Rappold, Marie, 1908
3 194 Remenyi, Eduard, 1892
3 195 Sauer, Emil, 1899
3 196 Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, n.d.
3 197 Siloti, Alexander I. (with Franz Liszt), (see Oversize Box), 1898
3 198 Sterling, Antoinette, n.d.
3 199 Svendsen, Johan, 1871
3 200 Thomas, Theodore, May, 1891
3 200a Thomas, Theodore: photoreproductions, many used in Upton biography, 1964 edition
3 201 Zeisler, Fannie B., 1911
3 202 Unidentified cabinet portrait

Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1852-1911

Programs and notes of Theodore Thomas, photocopy of an inventory of the Thomases' library at Felsengarten, a program of a Jenny Lind concert, and a few other miscellaneous items.
Arranged alphabetically by author and/or subject.

Box Folder Contents
3 203 Lind, Jenny: Program, [Oct., 1852]
3 204 Schulze, Richard & Theodora: "The Felsengarten Collection", (photocopy of the Thomas library), n.d.
3 205 Schulze, Theodora: "Symphonic Refuge", (photocopy of article in draft), n.d.
3 206 Swing, David: Notes for an address on Theodore Thomas, 1881
3 207 Thomas, Rose Fay: Ad for Memoirs of Theodore Thomas, [1911]
3 208 Thomas, Theodore: Agreement with the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, 1876
3 209 [Thomas, Theodore]: Essay in German
3 210 Thomas, Theodore: Program and program notes, n.d., 1895
3 211 Thomas, Theodore: Testimonial dinner, clipping, 1891
3 212 Thomas, Theodore: "Theodore Thomas' Estimate of the Value of the Work of the Masters of Cremona," [1903]
4 -- Oversize: 3 photographs removed from Series 3

Related Material

The Newberry Library also holds several hundred musical scores and music books owned by Theodore Thomas, as well as scrapbooks of his concert programs, 1864-1903. The scrapbooks are available on microfilm. See the online catalog for more information about any of these materials.

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