Guillermo Fernández-Shaw Iturralde Archive

(Cádiz, 1865 - El Pardo, 1911)

Date added: 1981

Contains: Writings, correspondence, press articles and reviews, photographs and personal papers.

Guillermo Fernández-Shaw

Description of the archive

Identification details

Reference code:ES.28006.BFJM/

Title/Name: Guillermo Fernández-Shaw Iturralde Archive

Dates: 1893-1965

Citation format: Guillermo Fernández-Shaw Iturralde Archive (Library of the Juan March Foundation. Madrid)

Description level: Collection


Archival history: Donation made in 1981 by his children and grandchildren.

Institutional history/biographical sketch: Guillermo Fernández-Shaw Iturralde, son of the playwright Carlos Fernández Shaw, was born in Madrid in 1893. A trained lawyer and journalist, on his father's death he established a solid collaboration with Federico Romero. Between them they wrote librettos that have become part of the most performed zarzuela repertoire, including "La canción del olvido", "Doña Francisquita" or "Luisa Fernanda", working with musicians such as Jacinto Guerrero, Pablo Luna and Jesús Guridi, among others. In the 1950s the collaboration with Federico Romero came to an end and Guillermo Fernández-Shaw started to write on his own or with his brother Rafael. He died in Madrid in 1965.

Manner of acquisition: DONATION

Content and Structure

Scope and Content: Most of the documents in this collection belong to one or other of the following groups: handwritten and printed works, press clippings, concert programmes, photographs, personal papers and a large collection of correspondence.

Evaluation, selection, removal: Given their historical interest, all the documents are to be preserved permanently, in accordance with Law 16/1985 of 25 June on Spanish Historical Heritage.

Conditions Governing Access and Use

Conditions governing access: The documents are open to all.

Conditions governing reproduction: Reproduction is permitted for research and study purposes.

Language/script(s) of the documents: The predominant language is Spanish.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Most of the documents are in good condition.

Notes and Control

Notes: The collection is digitized

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