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CARRITT, Reginald Graham (d 1980)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1249 MS 6894
Held at: Royal College of Music
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Full title: CARRITT, Reginald Graham (d 1980)
Date(s): 1934-1962
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Carritt | Reginald Graham | d 1980 | musician and lecturer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Graham Carritt was educated at Rugby and Oxford. He studied piano at the Royal College of Music, and also edited the RCM Magazine. He lectured for many years in music for adult education at the City Literary Institution and for extension classes at the University of London. He also gave lecture-recitals on all periods of music to societies, clubs and schools, specialising in British music of the twentieth century. To this end in 1935 he toured Scandinavian counties for the British Council, performing the works of recent and contemporary British composers. He died on 15 Feb 1980.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Graham Carritt, comprising letters to Carritt, 1935-1962, mainly relating to his recitals, including letters from Gerald Finzi, Finn Hoffding, Yrjö Kilpinen, Jan Masaryk, Robin Milford, Edmund Rubbra; programmes and cuttings of Carritt's lecture-recitals, 1934-1937.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and German.

System of arrangement:

Arranged in two sections: Letters; Programmes. The letters are arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

Usual conditions of the Library of the Royal College of Music apply. See the RCM website or contact the RCM Library for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying is permitted at the discretion of the Archivist for research purposes only.

Finding aids:

The collection is catalogued in the 'Provisional catalogue of letters in the RCM library' by J Kersey, 1997, vol 1. An entry is also given in the supplement to volume 3 of the Manuscripts catalogue in the library of the Royal College of Music.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Graham Carritt to the RCM, Nov 1972.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Robert Baxter as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Source: RCM Magazine, 1980.

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:
Nov 2001

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