John Carbonell sheet music collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains approximately 110 songs published by John Cole, one of the earliest sheet music publishers in Baltimore. The songs are organized in ascending order of engraving plate number, beginning with John Cole & Son and followed by John Cole. The collection also contains catalogues of sheet music from Carbonell's collecting career.
Publisher and contributor (composer, lyricist, arranger, etc.) names are listed as printed.
- Creation: 1824-1838 and undated
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.
Biographical / Historical
John Cole (1774-1855) was an American composer and publisher. He was born in England and moved to the United States in 1785, settling in Baltimore. Cole published hundreds of songs and collections, ranging from classical and popular to sacred music. He also composed many of the works he published. (From Oxford Music Online)
John Carbonell is a sheet music collector and contemporary of Lester Levy. His collections are particularly strong in music published in Baltimore.
0.3 Cubic Feet (One flat box (12x15.5x3 inches))
Language of Materials
John Cole was one of the earliest and most prolific sheet music publishers in Baltimore. This collection spanning his publishing career was collected by John Carbonell and subsequently organized by engraving plate number.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased by John Carbonell.
This collection was processed in 2022 by Sam Bessen.
- Guide to the John Carbonell sheet music collection
- Sam Bessen
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Special Collections Repository
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA