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TextLetter of condolence on the death of Elisabeth (Lili) Wach : a digital edition
Extent 2 pages of manuscript Note: complete
ResponsibilityEdited by Jennifer Patterson
SeriesTaylor Editions: Manuscript
Transcribed from: Bodleian Libraryshelfmark MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 90-91. Images scanned from Bodleian Library shelfmark MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 90-91.
This is a facsimile and transcription of Letter of condolence on the death of Elisabeth (Lili) Wach, 1910 . Shelf mark: MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 90-91
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Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 90-91
Letter expressing condolences on behalf of the Mendelssohn Scholarships Foundation on the death of Elisabeth (Lili) Wach (1845-1910), daughter of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. It was most likely intended for Adolf Wach (1843-1926), Lili's husband. The letter (written on an octavo-size bifolium with the Foundation's letterhead on the first leaf) mentions the occasion at which a reference to Frau Wach's death was made, namely the annual meeting of the Foundation's Committee that took place at the Royal Academy of Music on 4 November. The letter was written a day later by John Frederick Randall Stainer (1866-1939), Honorary Secretary of the Foundation and son of the composer Sir John Stainer.
Written in Coventry, England in 1910