Research Resources

Useful online resources for research on music in eighteenth century Britain.

Handel website :

Vauxhall Gardens:

Handel reference database:

Concert programmes in the UK database:

Online images, including those in the Gerald Coke Handel Collection:

British Library catalogue:

British Library manuscripts catalogue:

Catalogue of the National Archives (UK):

Historical currency converter:

Catalogue of the Royal Academy of Music Library:

Facsimiles of early editions:

For information on recommended research resources exploring the Foundling Hospital Collection and Foundling Museum please click here.  

Image: Handel's will, first page, 1750 © The Gerald Coke Handel Collection