Spanish Music Textbook – 1782

One of the many wonders of the collections in the Monroe Library Special Collections & Archives is this leather bound music textbook dated 1782. Hand written in Spanish, the book’s provenance is a mystery. However, the beauty and mastery of its contents cannot be denied.

Along with the usual scales, staffs, and notes…

…the book features incredible drawings…

…as well as a few 18th century doodles inside the cover.

It’s nice to see that school children aren’t all that different even when separated by different continents and over 200 years!

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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