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Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1908


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Scope and Contents note

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.


  • Creation: 1852-1908


Conditions Governing Access

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

Arrangement note

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).

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States