"Messiah an Oratorio."
Ms., probably from ca. 1743-46, in the hand of two copyists designated S1 and S5 by Jens Peter Larsen in Handel's Messiah: Origins, Composition, Sources (London: Adam & Charles Black, 1957); later additions are in the hand of William Hayes.
Libretto assembled by Jennens.
William Hayes; Robert Smith; Otto Goldschmidt.
Jennens, Charles, 1700-1773, librettist.
Hayes, William, 1708-1777, former owner.
Smith, Robert, former owner.
Goldschmidt, Otto, 1829-1907, former owner.
Cary, Mary Flagler, former owner.