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DOROTHEA CROMPTON

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): CLA/058
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: DOROTHEA CROMPTON
Date(s): 1901-1924
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.11 linear metres
Name of creator(s):

Crompton | Dorothea | d 1965 | concert singer

Guildhall School of Music x Guildhall School of Music and Drama | Corporation of London

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Dorothea Crompton, fl 1901-1924, was a pupil at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a concert singer. She died in 1965.

Two memorial prizes were established at the GSMD in memory of Dorothea Crompton. In November 1971 the Music Committee reported to Common Council that a Miss Louisa Band had offered the sum of 450 for a prize to be awarded in memory of Miss Dorothea Crompton, a former pupil of the School. The prize was to be awarded annually for the singing of music by J S Bach at the discretion of the Principal in consultation with the Director of Music, the Head of Singing and the Head of General Musicianship at the School. The offer was accepted by Common Council and a trust deed was ordered to be executed.

In February 1974 a further offer from Miss Band to establish a second memorial prize was received by Common Council. On this occasion Common Council accepted the sum of 495 to provide an annual prize to be awarded at the discretion of the Principal for Lieder or Chanson in alternate years or to be divided between the two subjects in any one year if the students performance warranted it.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Dorothea (or Dorothy) Crompton, pupil at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 1913-1924. The collection, consisting of concert programmes, advertising posters, professors' reports and correspondence, had been found at the School and had been used in an exhibition there. The exhibition, entitled "Who was Dorothea Crompton?", had been mounted to try to establish some details about Crompton as nothing was known about her. As far as can be gathered, no information about Dorothea Crompton was produced as a result of the exhibition.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

In sections as above.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Corporation of London Records Office.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For Corporation of London records relating to schools and education, see CLA/053: City of London School, CLA/054: City of London School for Girls, CLA/055: City of London Freemen's School, CLA/056: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, CLA/057: Morgan family, CLA/058: Dorothea Crompton, CLA/059: Maurice Cole, CLA/060: Madeline Payne, CLA/062: Gresham College and Royal Exchange, CLA/063: Education, CLA/067: Christ's Hospital, COL/CC/CLE: Court of Common Council City of London Education Committee, COL/CC/CLF: Board of Governors, City of London Freemen's School, COL/CC/CLFO: Court of Common Council City of London Freemen's Orphans School, COL/CC/CLG: Board of Governors, City of London School for Girls, COL/CC/CLS: Board of Governors, City of London School, COL/CC/CLSB: Court of Common Council City of London School Building Committee, COL/CC/CLSG: Court of Common Council City of London School for Girls Building Committee, COL/CC/CLSS: Court of Common Council City of London Schools Committee, COL/CC/EDC: Court of Common Council Education Committee, COL/CC/EEC: Court of Common Council Elementary Education Committee, COL/CC/GSMD: Board of Governors, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, COL/CC/LCE: Local Centres Examinations Board Executive Committee, COL/CC/MDC: Court of Common Council Music and Drama Committee, COL/CC/SCH: Court of Common Council City of London School Committee, COL/CC/SCS: Court of Common Council Schools Special Reference Committee, COL/CCS/SO: Comptroller and City Solicitor: Solicitor, COL/CHD/IC: Chamberlain's Department: Institutions and Courts, COL/CHD/TF: Chamberlain's Department: Trust and other Funds and COL/PL, COL/PLD/PL, COL/SVD/PL and COL/TSD/AD for building plans.


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
February 2009

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