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Clara Schumann: A Guide to Resources at the Library of Congress

Archival Correspondence

This page discusses the Music Division's holdings of archival correspondence in the hand of Clara Schumann, as well as a handwritten love letter from Robert Schumann to Clara before they were married.

Correspondence Under the Call Number ML95.386

While the Library of Congress does not hold a Clara Schumann Special Collection, the Music Division does hold over 60 pieces of handwritten correspondence by Clara Schumann, most of which is cataloged under the class number ML95.S386. Browse information about these letters in the Library of Congress Online Catalog by performing a Call Number Browse Search in the Browse Search mode.

The following examples of Clara Schumann correspondence link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.

Correspondence in the Heineman Foundation Collection

The Heineman Foundation Collection contains items assembled from purchases made by the Heineman Foundation and consists primarily of holograph and copyist's manuscripts, sketches, printed first editions, most of which has been cataloged, and correspondence of music by composers such as Brahms, Gounod, Liszt, Stravinsky, Edward MacDowell, Smetana, and Ysaÿe, among others - including Clara Schumann.