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Family papers, ca. 1869 - ca. 1945 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2690884
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Marchesi, Mathilde, 1821-1913
 
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Description ca. 1869 - ca. 1945 
13 cm. 
Summary

Letters, photographs, press cuttings 1887-1889 programmes, printed material, and other papers of Mathilde, Blanche and Salvatore Marchesi and Leopold Podhragy. Most of the material dates from the period of the family's association with Dame Nellie Melba and contains 54 letters to family members by Melba, as well as a printed text of an address given by Melba in 1911, photographs, and the original programme of Melba's farewell performance, 1926 June 8. Also includes a typescript entitled "Melba Garcia and the Marchesis: a souvenir of by-gone times" by Leopold Podhragy, and a scrapbook of Mathilde Marchesi, 1887-1889 about her school and pupils.

Biography/History

Mathilde Marchesi taught Dame Nellie Melba in Paris and prepared her for her launching into grand opera in Brussels in 1887. Mathilde Marchesi was married to Salvatore Marchessi, and her daughter, Blanche Marchesi, was the mother of Baron Podhragy.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 2647.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (5 p.) under the title Baron Podhragy Collection. 
Subjects Marchesi, Mathilde, 1822-1913 -- Archives.  |  Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931 -- Correspondence.  |  Podhragy, Leopold, Baron -- Archives.  |  Marchesi, Blanche, 1864-1940 -- Correspondence.  |  Marchesi, Salvatore, 1822-1908 -- Correspondence.  |  Garcia, Manuel, 1805-1906.  |  Music teachers -- France -- Archives.  |  Sopranos (Singers) -- Australia -- Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1869-1945 
Other authors/contributors Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931  |  Podhragy, Leopold, Baron  |  Marchesi, Blanche, 1864-1940  |  Marchesi, Salvatore, 1822-1908

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