Jenny Lind Archive

This archive comprises material concerning the life of the Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (1820–1887), collected with a biographical purpose by her husband Otto Goldschmidt (formerly Professor of Piano and Vice-Principal of the Royal Academy of Music).

After Lind's death, in 1887, Goldschmidt engaged two writers: Canon Henry Scott Holland (with Goldschmidt, a young piano pupil of Felix Mendelssohn) and William Smith Rockstro. John Murray published Jenny Lind, the Artist in 1891. The two-volume biography treated Lind’s life to 1850, when she retired from the operatic stage.

Access to Archives provides a fully-searchable database of the Jenny Lind catalogue, accessible via www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/. To access the Lind catalogues through Access to Archives, follow the link, select ‘Search the Database’ and enter ‘Jenny Lind’ in the standard search box. The Academy’s catalogue appears first in the results list, and can be viewed in full, or by ‘table of contents’ summary.

The catalogue for this collection can also be found in The National Archives.