with the preparation of a book on Johannes Brahms and the eminent singer
and conductor Sir George Henschel (1850-1934), George Bozarth is trying
to locate the eighteen autograph letters and ten autograph postcards written
by Brahms to Henschel, 1874-94, that were sold as a lot at auction by
Sotheby, Wilkinson, and Hodge in 1919 and subsequently offered for sale
individually in the catalogues of Maggs Brothers (London) during the 1920s
and 1930s. Very few have turned up in libraries and auction/dealer catalogues.
Also being sought are the letters that Henschel wrote to Col. Henry Lee
Higginson, founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, during the period
of March through November 1881. Anyone with information about these documents
is requested to contact Professor George S. Bozarth, School of Music,
University of Washington, Box 353450, Seattle, WA 98195 USA (firstname.lastname@example.org;
phone and FAX: 206/284-0111).