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Cole, Maurice (1905-1984)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): CLA/059
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: Cole, Maurice (1905-1984)
Date(s): 1905-1984
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Cole | Maurice Arthur | b 1902 | concert pianist and Professor of Pianoforte, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Maurice Cole, born in London in 1902, was sometime pupil, and De Graaf Pianist at the Guildhall School of Music, now the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (he may have been the Maurice A. Cole who was a pupil there Nov 1910-Dec 1915, then living at 43 Crockerton Road, Upper Tooting). He was appointed Professor of Pianoforte at the School on two occasions. On 24 February 1939 the Corporation of London's Music Committee agreed to the recommendation of the Principal to appoint him. According to a letter from Edric Cundell, of the G.S.M.D. to Maurice Cole, of 3 June 1943, Cole temporarily withdrew from teaching at the School for a time, but was re-appointed by the Music Committee with effect from 14 September 1953. The Music Committee Minutes do not note the date of his resignations, however.

He was a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

Maurice Cole also gave many performances in radio concerts and recitals for the BBC, particularly of pieces by Bach, and he was one of the first pianists to broadcast from the Marconi House Studio in 1922.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence, 1905-1984, of Maurice Cole, pianist and former student of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, relating to musical matters, particularly concert performances.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

The letters are arranged chronologically.

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:

The following collection of correspondence was received by the C.L.R.O. (via Adrian Yardley of the G.S.M.D. Library) in May 1992, from the executors of Doris (died March 1992), widow of the late Maurice Cole.

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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