Due to the constraints of space, I have included in this bibliography only archival sources and secondary works that I have cited in the text, and appendices.


Primary Sources


Glasgow, University Library, The Euing Music Library, Euing Collection.

London, Archives of the Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain:

  • Members files (Griesbachs)

London, British Library:

  • A collection of illustrations… material relating to musical concerts, composers and performers  1816-1840: L.22.a.21
  • Correspondence of Caroline Herschel 1822-1846: Egerton 3761, 3762.
  • Correspondence and papers of Sir George Thomas Smart 1776-1861: Add 41771 – 41779
  • Letter -Henry Bishop to [?Thomas] Mackinlay. Windsor, 3 Sept 1840
  • Letter -Sophia Griesbach to Caroline Herschel (1836): Egerton 3762 f.203
  • Music Manuscripts in the hand of/ previously owned by William Griesbach (late 18th-century/early 19th-century), Royal Music Library: RM21a10; RM21a14; RM21d5; RM21d7; RM21d12; RM21d16.
  • ‘Printed programme before J.B.Cramer’s departure from England, 1835’. Add.38071, f.109
  • Programmes, correspondence, notes etc of the New Musical Fund 1828 -1841: Case 61.g.20 (2 vols.)
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Manuscripts: RPS MS

London, Public Record Office Kew,

  • ‘Index of naturalizations and denizations 1800 -1850’ (typescript)
  • Petition of members of the New Musical Fund to King George III, 1789: HO 55/20/29.

Wills / Death Duty Registers

  • J.S.C. Possin  Prob.11/1650   /  IR26/879
  • George Griesbach   Prob. 11/1697  /  IR26/104
  • Henry Griesbach   Prob. 11/1795   /  IR26/1287
  • John William Griesbach  Prob. 11/1700  / IR26/1042

Deed – Isabella Augusta Griesbach – TS17/989

Private possession, ‘ Memoirs’ of George Ludoph Jacob Griesbach.

Windsor, Windsor Castle, Royal Archives, Payments by the Groom of the Stole: RA GEO/Add 17/28

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Printed Primary Sources

Henstock, Adrian, (Editor) The diary of Abigail Gawthern of Nottingham, 1751-1810) (Thoroton Society Record Series 33, 1980)

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Unpublished Theses

Foster, Stephen, ‘A critical edition of the symphony in D by Charles J. Suck’ (MMus diss. London (Goldsmiths) 2003)

Grauman, R.A., ‘Methods of studying the cultural assimilation of immigrants’ (MSc, London School of Economics, 1951)

Griesbach, John Henry, ‘The Acoustical Laws of Harmony’ (?1870)

Statt, D., ‘The controversy over the naturalization of foreigners in England, 1660 -1760’, (PhD, Cambridge, 1987)


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Secondary Sources

Printed works

Ashton, Rosemary,  Little Germany: exile and asylum in Victorian England, (Oxford, 1986)

Bailyn, Bernard, ‘Introduction: Europeans on the Move, 1500 -1800’, in Canny, Nicholas, (Editor) Europeans on the move: studies on European migration, 1500 -1800, (Oxford, 1994) pp.1 – 5

Barrett, Charlotte, (Editor), Diary and letters of Madame D’Arblay,(London 1891)

Beerbühl, Margrit Schulte, ‘Naturalization and economic integration: the German merchant community in 18th-century London’, in Vigne, Randolph, and Littleton, Charles, (Editors) From strangers to citizens, (Brighton/Portland,  2001)

Blanning, T.C.W., The culture of power and the power of culture: old regime Europe 1660 -1789  (Oxford, 2002)

Booth, Heather, The migration process in Britain and West Germany, (Aldershot, 1992)

Brooke, John, King George III, (London,1972)

Broughton, Mrs Vernon Delves, (Editor), Court and Private Life in the time of Queen Charlotte, by Charlotte Papendick, (2 vols) (London, 1887)

Burney, Charles, The present state of music in Germany, the Netherlands and United Provinces or the journal of a tour through those countries…,  (London, 2nd edition, 1775)

Burney, Charles,  An account of the musical performances in Westminster Abbey, and the Pantheon … in commemoration of Handel, (London,1785)

Castro, Luis J., and Rogers, Andrei, What the age composition of migrants can tell us, (Research report reprinted from the Population Bulletin of the United Nations. No 15) (1983)

Choldin, Harvey M., ‘Kinship networks in the migration process’, in Vertovec, Steven and Cohen, Robin, (Editors) Migration, diasporas and transnationalism, (Cheltenham, 1999) pp.3 – 15

Concerts of Antient Music, (London, 1781 – 1848)

Dann, Uriel, Hanover and Great Britain, 1740 -1760: diplomacy and survival, (Leicester, 1991)

Dayton Greenwood, Alice, Lives of the Hanoverian Queens of England, (2 vols) (London, 1911)

Doane, J.,    A  musical directory for the year 1794, (London, 1794)

Ehrlich, Cyril, The music profession in Britain since the eighteenth century: a social history, (Oxford, 1985)

Ehrlich, Cyril,  First Philharmonic, (Oxford, 1995)

Farmer, Henry George, History of the Royal Artillery Band: 1762 -1953, (London, 1954)

Fertig, Georg, ‘Transatlantic migration from the German-speaking parts of Central Europe, 1600 -1800: proportions, structures and explanations’, in Canny, Nicholas, (Editor) Europeans on the move: studies on European migration, 1500 -1800, (Oxford, 1994)  pp.192 – 235

Field, Clive, ‘Preface’, in Taylor, Barry (Editor) (British Library) Foreigh-language printing in London 1500 -1900,  (Boston Spa, 2002) pp.v-vii

Finscher, Ludwig, (Editor) Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart  (Basel,       1994)

FitzHugh, Terrick V.H.,  The Dictionary of Genealogy, 1st edition (London, 1985. This edition 1988)

Foster, Myles Birket, The History of the Philharmonic Society, (London, 1912)

Gaunt, William, Court Painting in England, (London, 1980)

Gill, Frederick C., Charles Wesley: the first Methodist, (Worcester and London, 1964)

Girling, D.A., (Editor), Everyman’s Encyclopaedia, 6th edition (London, 1978)

Healey, Edna, The Queen’s House,(London, 1997)

Hedley, Olwen, Queen Charlotte, (London, 1975)

Herschel, Mrs John., Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel, 1750 -1848, (London, 1876)

Hey, David, (Editor), The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History, (Oxford, 1998)

Highfill, Philip A., Burnim, Kalman A., and Langhans, Edward A.,  (Editors) A biographical dictionary of  actors, actresses, musicians … in London: 1660 -1800  (16 vols)  (Carbondale, 1973 -1993)

Hibbert, Christopher, The Court at Windsor: a domestic history, (London, 1964)

Hibbert, Christopher, George III: a personal history, (London, 1998)

Hogwood, Christopher, Handel, (Bath,1984)

Hoskin, Michael,  The Herschel Partnership, (Cambridge,2003)

Hoskin, Michael, Caroline Herschel’s autobiographies, (Cambridge, 2003)

Holmes, Colin, John Bull’s Island: immigration and British Society, 1871 – 1971, (Basingstoke,1988)

Jefcoate, Graham, German immigrants and the London book trade, 1700 -70, in Vigne, Randolph, and Littleton, Charles, (Editors) From strangers to citizens, (Brighton/Portland,  2001) pp.503 -  510

Langley, Leanne, ‘Sainsbury’s Dictionary, The Royal Academy of Music, and the rhetoric of patriotism’, in Bashford, Christina, and Langley, Leanne, (Editors), Music and British Culture, 1785 -1914 (Oxford, 2000) pp.65 – 97

Larminie, Vivienne, ‘Immigrants in the DNB  and British cultural horizons, 1550 -1750’, in Vigne, Randolph, and Littleton, Charles, (Editors) From strangers to citizens, (Brighton/Portland,  2001)

Lord, Evelyn, ‘Communities of common interest: the social landscape of South-East Surrey, 1750 – 1850’, in Phythian – Adams, Charles, (Editor) in Societies, cultures and kinship, 1580 -1850, (Leicester, 1993) pp.131 – 199

London Metropolitan Archives, Leaflet No 17: ‘The German Community in London

Lubbock, Constance A., (Editor – his granddaughter), The Herchel Chronicle: the life-story of  William Herschel and his sister Caroline Herschel, (London, 1933)

Lysons, Daniel, Origin and progress of the meeting of the Three Choirs, (Gloucester,1895)

Mackenzie, Compton, The Queen’s house: a history of Buckingham Palace, (London,  ?  )

Matthews, Betty, A history of the Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain: 1738 -1988,  (London, 1988)

McVeigh, Simon,  The violinist in London’s concert life: Felice Giardini and his contemporaries (New York/London, 1989)

McVeigh, Simon, Concert life in London from Mozart to Haydn, (Cambridge, 1993)

McVeigh, Simon, ‘Freemasonry and musical life in London in the late eighteenth century’, in Jones, David Wyn, (Editor) Music in eighteenth-century Britain (Aldershot, 2000) pp.72 – 100

Moch, Leslie Page, Moving Europeans: migration in Western Europe since 1650, (Indiana, 1992)

Mortimer, Mr, The Universal Director (London, 1763)

Neave, S.A., The History of the Entomological Society, (London,1933)

Nicolson, Colin, Strangers to England: immigration to England 1100 -1952, (London, 1974)

Ogden, Philip E., Migration and geographical change, (Cambridge, 1984)

O’Reilly, William, ‘The Naturalization Act of 1709 and the settlement of Germans in Britain, Ireland and the colonies’, in Vigne, Randolph, and Littleton, Charles, (Editors) From strangers to citizens, (Brighton/Portland,  2001) pp.492-502

Palmer, Fiona M., Domenico Dragonetti in England (1794 -1846) (Oxford, 1997)

Parke, W.T., Musicial Memoirs: comprising an account of the general state of music in England, (2 vols) (London, 1830)

Panayi, Panikos, German immigrants in Britain during the nineteenth century, 1815 -1914, (Oxford, 1995)

Panayi, Panikos, (Editor), Germans in Britain since 1500 (London/Rio Grande,1996)

Panayi, Panikos, ‘Germans in Britain’s History’, in Panayi, Panikos, (Editor), Germans in Britain since 1500 (London/Rio Grande,1996) pp.1 – 15

Pettegree, Andrew, ‘Thirty years on: progress towards integration amongst the immigrant population of Elizabethan London’, in Chartres, John and Hey, David, (Editors), English Rural Society: 1500 -1800, (Cambridge, 1990) pp.297 – 312

Pooley, Colin,  and  Turnbull, Jean, Migration and mobility in Britain since the eighteenth century, (London, 1998)

Pooley, Colin G. and Whyte, Ian D., ‘Introduction’, in Pooley, Colin G. and Whyte, Ian D., (Editors), Migrants, Emigrants and Immigrants -  a social history of migration, (London and New York, 1991) pp. 1 – 15

Rohr, Deborah Adams, The careers of British Musicians,1750 -1850 (Cambridge, 2001)

Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain, Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain list of members, 1738 -1984, (compiled by Betty Matthews), (London, 1985)

Royal Academy of Music,  Musical Directory (1855/1856)

Sadie, Stanley, (Editor) The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, (29 volumes) (London,  2001)

Sagarra, Eda, A social history of Germany 1648-1914, (London, 1977)

Sainsbury, J.S.,  A dictionary of Musicians from the earliest times, (2 vols) (London, 1st edition 1824. This edition 1827.)

Terry, Charles Sandford, John Christian Bach, (London, 1967)

Scholes, Percy A., The Oxford companion to Music (London/New York/Toronto, 1944)

Shaw, David J., ‘Statistics of Foreign-Language Publishing in London’, in Taylor, Barry, (Editor) (British Library) Foreigh-language printing in London, 1500 -1900,  (Boston Spa, 2002)pp.261-264

Shaw, W.A., (Editor) (Huguenot Society of London publication XXVII) Letters of denization and acts of naturalization for aliens in England and Ireland, 1701 -1800, (Manchester, 1923)

Sievers, Heinrich, Hannoversche Musikgeschichte (Tutzing, 1979)

Steinmetz, Susanne, ‘The German Churches in London, 1669 -1914’, in Strathern, Marilyn, Kinship at the core: an anthropology of Elmdon, a village in North-West Essex in the nineteen-sixties, (Cambridge,  1981 )

Taylor, Barry (Editor) (British Library) Foreigh-language printing in London, 1500 -1900,  (Boston Spa, 2002)

Uppingham Local History Study Group, Uppingham in 1851 (Corby, 2001)

Vigne, Randolph, and Littleton, Charles, (Editors) From strangers to citizens: the integration of immigrant communities in Britain, Ireland and Colonial America, 1550 -1750, (Brighton/Portland, 2001)

Walker, Mack, Germany and emigration: 1816-1885 (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964)

Waterhouse, William, The new Langwill index: a dictionary of musical wind-instrument makers and inventors, (London, 1993)                                                      Weber, William, The rise of musical classics in eighteen-century England: a study in canon, ritual, and ideology, (Oxford, 1992)

Wellenreuther, Hermann, ‘Recent research on migration’, in Lehmann, Hartmut; Wellenreuther, Hermann, and Wilson, Renate, (Editors), In search of peace and prosperity – new German settlements in eighteenth century Europe and America, (Pennsylvania, 2000) pp.265 – 306

White, Paul E., and Woods, Robert I., ‘The foundations of migration study’ in White, Paul E., and Woods, Robert I., (Editors) The geographical impact of migration, (London and New York, 1980)

Woodfield, Ian, Salomon and the Burneys: private patronage and a public career  (Aldershot,  forthcoming: Autumn 2003)

Wrigley, E.A., and R.S.Schofield, The population history of England  1541 -1871, (Cambridge, First edit.1981. This paperback edition 1989)

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Articles / Journals / Newspapers

(Author unknown) ‘Royal Patronage of Music’, Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review, 1, No 2 (1818) pp.154 – 164

Court and City  Register, (London, 1749 -1808)

Cole, Michael, ‘The twelve apostles? An inquiry into the origins of the English pianoforte’, Early Keyboard Journal, 18 (2000) pp.9 – 49

Drummond, Pippa, ‘The Royal Society of Musicians in the eighteenth century’, Music and Letters,  59, No 3  (July 1978)  pp.268 – 289

Endelman, Todd M., ‘Communal solidarity among the Jewish elite of Victorian London’, Victorian Studies, 28, No 3 (1988) pp.491 – 526

Fenske, Hans, ‘International Migration: Germany in the Eighteenth Century’, Central European History, 13, (1980) pp.332 – 47

Fiedler, Herma, ‘German Musicians in England and their influence to the end of the eighteenth century’, German Life and Letters, IV, No I ( 1939) pp.1-15

Freeman’s Journal, (Dublin, 17 Jan 1834; 12 June 1835)

Grigg, D.B., ‘E.G.Ravenstein and the “laws of migration” ’, Journal of Historical Geography, 3, No 1, (1977) pp.41 – 54

Harley, John, ‘Music at the English Court in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’, Music and Letters, 50, No 3 (July 1969) pp.332 -351

Hedley, Olwen, ‘George III and life at Windsor’, History Today, 25, No 11 (1975b) pp.749 -760

Herbert, Trevor, ‘The sackbut in England in the 17th and 18th centuries’, Early Music, 18, No 4, (Nov 1990) pp.609-616

Hoskin, Michael, ‘Alexander Herschel’, Journal for the History of Astronomy,(draft) (Forthcoming, 2004)

Howey, Henry, ‘The Lives of Hoftrompeter  and Stadpfeiffer  as portrayed in three novels of Daniel Speer’, Historic Brass Society Journal, (Vol 3, 1991) pp.65-78

Hughes, Rosemary, ‘Dr Burney’s Championship of Haydn’, The Musical Quarterly, 27, (1941) pp.90 -96

Lobban, R.D., ‘The Irish community in Greenock in the nineteenth century’, Irish Geography, 6, (1971) pp.270-281

Lomas, M.J., ‘Militia and volunteer wind bands in southern England in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries’, Journal of the Society  for Army Historical Research, LXVII, No 271, (Autumn 1989) pp.154-166

Luu, Lien Bich, ‘Assimilation or  segregation: colonies of alien craftsmen in Elizabethan London’, Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland Proceedings, XXVI, No 2, (1995) pp.160 -172

MacDonald, John S. and MacDonald, Leatrice D., ‘Chain migration, ethnic neighbourhood formation, and social networks’, Milband Memorial Fund Quarterly, 42, (1964) pp.82 – 97

Mackechnie-Jarvis, Charles, ‘A history of the British Coleoptera’, Proceedings and Transactions of the British Entomological and Natural History Society, 8, part 4, (Feb 1976) pp.91 -112

Mackenzie Rogan, Lieut. J., ‘Regimental Bands – their history and role of usefulness’, The Musical Times, LIV, (1 Jan 1913) pp.28 -30

Marshall, J. D., ‘Communities, societies, regions and local history. Perceptions of locality in High and Low Furness’, The Local Historian, 26, No 1 (Feb 1996) pp.36 – 47

Rakette, Egon H., ‘The mission today of the German expellees’, Central Europe Journal, 19, No 4 (April 1971) pp.129 – 134

Rice, John A., ‘The blind Dülon and his magic flute’, Music and Letters,71,No1 (Feb1990) pp.25-48

Rogers, Alan, ‘Communities, nationhood and local history: a review of the writings of David Russo’, The Local Historian, 19, No 1 (Feb 1989) pp.21 – 26

Scholes, Percy A., ‘George III as music lover’, The Musical Quarterly, 28, (1942) pp.78 – 92

Strauchen, E. Bradley, ‘Giovanni Puzzi and horn playing in London’s orchestras in the 1820s’,  Historical Brass society Journal, 11 (1999) pp.37 -68

van Allen-Russell, Ann, ‘For instruments not intended: The second J.C. Bach Lawsuit’, Music and Letters, pp.3-29

Weil’s advertisement in The Musical World, XVII, (April 1842)p.3

Westrup, J.A., ‘Foreign musicians in Stuart England’, The Musical Quarterly, 27, (1941) pp.70-89

Wyman, Mark, ‘Return migration – old story, new story’, Immigrants and Minorities, 20, No 1 (March 2001) pp.1 -18

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‘Bowles’s new one-sheet  map of the German Empire divided into its circles’, London, 1796

‘The Electorate of Hanover, 1783,’ from Seally, John, A complete geographical dictionary, 2 (London, 1783) no page numbers.

‘The Kingdom of Hanover with the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg … likewise the Free towns of Bremen, Hamburg and Lubeck, Conformably with the Treaty of Paris, 1815.’  (London, 1830) (part)

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Word Wide Web Sources

‘Euing Collection’<>

‘John Davis Sainsbury’ <>

The New Grove Dictionary of Music Online, ed.l.Macy, <>

‘The settlement of Germans’,<>

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