Hudleston Collection

Royal Irish Academy of Music | H.I – H.XLIII ; HMS.I – HMS.XV

A collection of music mostly for solo guitar, guitar with voice and guitar with ensemble. Collected by Josiah Andrew Hudelston, mainly while working in Madras, (1817 – 1856), but also when he settled in Ireland.


A substantial collection of 19th century guitar music in original editions, comprising about 1,100 printed items and 800 manuscript items; contains some unique prints; also includes methods for various musical instruments. These works were collected by a guitarist who was a contemporary of many of the composers, and who knew some of them.

Physical characteristics

80 volumes, c. 2,000 items.

Description or Catalogue

Catalogue of the Hudleston Collection of guitar music in the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. Volume I: prints / M. McCartney, 1997 (unpublished). Some portions searchable on RIAM library OPAC

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Added by Royal Irish Academy of Music Library | Last updated on: 09 February 2018