Samuel Lopes Salzedo Collection

Repository: UCC Library Archives Service

Identity Statement

TitleSamuel Lopes Salzedo Collection
Archive ReferenceIE BL/L/SLS
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1930-1946
Extent Medium2 items


Creator(s): Salzedo, Samuel, 1872-1957

  • Administrative History ↴

    Samuel Lopes Salzedo was born in London in 1872, the son of Sephardic Jews who had emigrated from Amsterdam. He had a gift for languages and, as well as working in Russia, and in Rome for the International Agricultural Institute, he worked for most of his life as a legal interpreter and translator in London, fluent in over 10 languages. As a young man, he rejected religion, and joined the Fabian Society where he met George Bernard Shaw. He was also a keen amateur musician and published a book on Niccoló Paganini, which is the subject of one of the letters. He died in London in 1957, and was survived by his son, composer Leonard Salzedo.
  • Archival History ↴

    This collection was donated to UCC Library by Caroline Lopes-Salzedo (granddaughter of Salzedo) in June 2013.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Salzedo, Samuel, 1872-1957 ↴

    The collection consists of two letters from George Bernard Shaw to Salzedo on the topics of space/curvilinear universe, and the composer Paganini and opinions of violin virtuosos such as Sivori, Ole Bull, Eugène Ysaÿe, Joachim, Sarasate, Kreisler, Heifetz and Menuhin.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is listed in date order as follows:
    BL/L/SLS/1 3 Nov 1930 Typed letter on headed notepaper from George Bernard Shaw to Samuel Salzedo
    BL/L/SLS/2 2 Oct 1946 Typed letter on headed notepaper from George Bernard Shaw to Samuel Salzedo

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.
Conditions Governing ReproductionBy application to the Archivist only
Creation Dates1930-1946
Extent Medium2 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids An item level descriptive list is available to search via the online catalogue Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialIE BL/L/GBS George Bernard Shaw Collection

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteEmer Twomey, October 2013
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: International Council on Archives, 2000. National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997.
Date of Descriptions41548