Lock of hair of Ludwig van Beethoven

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Title
Lock of hair of Ludwig van Beethoven
Names
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 (Contributor)
Theile, Friederike (Former owner)
Beethoven Association (New York, N.Y.) (Former owner)
Collection

Lock of hair of Ludwig van Beethoven

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1827 (Inferred)
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: Music Division - Beethoven's hair
Topics
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 -- Relics
Genres
Hair
Boxes
Notes
Biographical/historical: Taking a lock of hair as a keepsake in memory of those who died was not uncommon in the 19th century. Shortly after Beethoven's death on March 26, 1827, many visitors took a clipping of the composer's hair so that by the time of his funeral on March 29, most of his hair had been removed. (Information from Beethoven's hair (New York: Broadway Books, 2000) / Russell Martin.)
Ownership: Presumably the lock of hair was owned by the Beethoven Association which, upon its dissolution in 1940, donated it with other materials to the New York Public Library.
Physical Description
Extent: Approximately 30 strands
Description
A lock of grey hair. Mounted in a jewel-encrusted case with a glass covering.
Type of Resource
Three dimensional object
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21706307
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a4b21230-e5dc-0136-6f7f-53705690d340
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1770: Creator Born
  • 1827: Created
  • 1827: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Lock of hair of Ludwig van Beethoven" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1827. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/24ac7140-e5e0-0136-aab4-15175387d17f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Lock of hair of Ludwig van Beethoven" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 7, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/24ac7140-e5e0-0136-aab4-15175387d17f

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1827). Lock of hair of Ludwig van Beethoven Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/24ac7140-e5e0-0136-aab4-15175387d17f

Wikipedia Citation

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Lock of hair of Ludwig van Beethoven