This site is designed so that its contents are accessible to every type of browser. You browser, however, may not support basic Web standards, preventing the display of our site's design details. You are encouraged to upgrade to a more standards compliant browser.

Search: Advanced Search
HomeSearchGetRecordBanbury Scrapbooks: Case M (1838-67)

Collection Description

Collection Title
Banbury Scrapbooks: Case M (1838-67)
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes with words for performances given at various venues in Banbury, Bloxham and Oxford between 1838 and 1867, pasted into one of five Banbury Scrapbooks.

Also, a programme with words for the Selection of Vocal Music given on 27 March 1858 at the Freemasons' Hall, London.

In addition to the concert programmes, this volume also includes a miscellaneous selection of largely undated wordbooks for various musical and dramatic entertainments (including five relating to Mr Henry Phillips) and a wordbook for Handel, Judas Maccabeus, produced by the Sacred Harmonic Society, The Strand.

The volume begins with photographic material relating to Banbury Rest Station during the World War I.

1. Banbury venues
- British School Room/National School Room
13 December 1842, 14 February 1843 and 21 May 1844: Selection of Sacred Music.
29 May and 7 October 1845 and 15 December 1846: Banbury Choral Society.
Also held is a wordbook for a performance of Handel, Messiah, given by the Banbury Choral Society (1847).

- Catholic Church of St John
1 June 1838: Selection of Sacred Music for the opening of the Church, with Mr Sharman (organ).
25 December 1838: Selection of Sacred Music, with Mr H. Crow (organ).

- Miscellaneous Banbury venues
5 October 1841, Parish Church: A Grand Selection of Sacred Music from The Messiah and other oratorios, given as part of the Banbury Musical Festival.
11 September 1842, Banbury Church: Morning Service.
16 August 1850, Christchurch Chapel: Order of the Opening Service
26 November 1858, Vicarage Hall: First Concert at Vicarage Hall, given by the Banbury Choral Society with Miss Whyte (soprano), conducted by Mr J. Thomson.

2. Bloxham
10 May 1865 and 1 May 1866, New Parochial School Room: Mr E. French's Concert.
11 June 1866 and 17 June 1867, All Saints' Grammar School: Midsummer Concerts.

3. Oxford
1 December 1848, Theatre, Oxford: Grand Miscellaneous Concert with Mademoiselle Jenny Lind, Signor F. Lablache and Signor Belletti (vocal), conducted by Mr Balfe (with a list of the principal instrumental performers).
17 June 1863, Gardens of Worcester College, Oxford: Musical Fete given by members of the Apollo University Lodge with the Orpheus Glee Union, Jullien's Band and the Band of the Second Oxon (City) Rifle Corps.
6 January 1864, Adderbury Night Club:
Date range of collection
1838 - 1867
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
This collection is about

Location Details

Oxfordshire Studies
Westgate,Central Library Oxford OX1 1DJ United Kingdom
Open Map
01865 815749
01865 810187 
Collections Overview
Wide range of local studies and family history resources on the county of Oxfordshire; includes collections of maps, photographs, electronic resources and oral history tapes.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
Related Publications
Management Information (Type)
Collection Owner(s)
Collection Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
Collection Custodians(s)
Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council