Victorian sheet music at the Bodleian Library


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windmills Victorian sheet music at the Bodleian Library

Via the Google Research Blog I learnt of an archive of Victorian sheet music at the Bodleian library in Oxford. One characteristic of this music is the often very attractive lithographs on the front of the publication. The reason for the post by Google was the fact that music is not catalogued yet, so searching it is not very easy.

By systematically looking through all the pages of covers, I found the following ones showing windmills. In general these appear to be artist's representations of mills, rather than illustrations of specific mills - though I did also find an illustration of the Laxey waterwheel in the Isle of Man.

Just for interest, other attractive covers I spotted whilst looking through included:

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Item: #854, Posted: 5/5/12.


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