As the title suggests, the Collection consists of volumes received under legal deposit arrangements from Stationers’ Hall in London from 1753 to 1835. The cataloguing of the Collection is still in progress. Much material originally received before 1801 is now absent, but some important works remain, including a set of John Walsh's editions of Corelli (1653-1713); some first editions of nineteenth-century composers such as Mendelssohn (1809-1947), and the first British editions of works by Chopin (1810-1849).
Strengths: Mainly of the first three decades of the nineteenth century
Languages:English, French, Italian
Identifier: SH Mus
Physical characteristics: c. 337 volumes, comprising c.4400 items.
Accumulation date range: 1753-1835
Contents date range: 173?-1835
Associated Publications: Cooper, Barry, Catalogue of Early Printed Music in Aberdeen Libraries: a Complete List of Music and Music Literature Published before 1801 held by Aberdeen University and Aberdeen Public Library (Egham Hill: Royal Musical Association, 1978). Turbet, Richard & Cooper, Barry, 'Catalogue of Early Printed Music in Aberdeen Libraries: Supplement, 1979-1988', Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle 26 (1990),170-176. Turbet, Richard, 'Music Deposited by Stationers' Hall in the University and King's College of Aberdeen, 1753-96', Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle 30 (1998),139-62. Available on Library OPAC or WebPAC
Accrual Status: Closed.
Custodial history/provenance: The Stationers' Hall Music Collection consists of over 300 volumes received from Stationers' Hall in London under copyright privilege to King's College (with allowance made for consultation by Mariuschal College staff) from 1753 to 1835.
Access Control: Closed access - please request. Non-borrowable.