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Rupert H. Whitcomb musical compositions, 1908-1926Rauner Manuscript MS-523

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Rupert H. Whitcomb musical compositions

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-523

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

1.5 linear ft., 1 box


Rupert Henry Whitcomb (1879-1971), professor of languages and composer. Dartmouth College Class of 1901. Consist of holographs of piano music composed by Whitcomb. Includes several of his own poems set to music.

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Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The compositions of Rupert Henry Whitcomb contain holographs of piano music composed by Whitcomb, as well as two books of poems, "Everyboy" and "Songs and Verse." Also includes several of his own poems set to music.


Rupert Henry Whitcomb was born on August 3, 1879, in Winchendon, Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in 1901, and an MA in 1909. Before joining the Norwich University faculty in 1926, Whitcomb taught at St. Paul's School, St. Luke's Academy and in Garden City, NY. At Norwich he was an associate professor of languages and also coached the school's band, glee club and dramatic club. He retired from Norwich in 1940. Whitcomb was also an accomplished painter, composer and playwright. He died on December 12, 1971.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1908-1926

Access Restrictions


Music scores for piano composed by Rupert Henry Whitcomb; Two books of poems, "Everyboy" and "Songs and Verse."

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