The Verne Vallier Archive Library is a unique collection of music and musical memorabilia stretching back to the purest of the Romantic Composers and Traditions.
It has a pedigree of incomparable distinction and is one of the most important archives on music heritage from the Romantic to the present era in existance.
The family are commemorated by a plaque erected on the house in Southampton, England, where their ancestors settled in the early 19th Century:
The Collection contains, for example:
Scores of Robert Schumann’s music containing the personal annotations of Clara Schumann;
Robert Schumann’s conducting baton [see picture below];
letters from Clara Schumann;
her writing case and gold book mark;
many editions of music books dated from c. 1860;
scores of music annotated by Ignace Jan Paderewski, the great Polish Pianist and Statesman;