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GOODSON, Katharine (1872-1958)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1249 MS 6906, 6907
Held at: Royal College of Music
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Full title: GOODSON, Katharine (1872-1958)
Date(s): 1911-1955
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Goodson | Katharine | 1872-1958 | pianist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Katharine Goodson, born Watford, 18 Jun 1872; entered Royal Academy of Music at age of 12 to study piano; studied under Oscar Beringer, 1886-1892; studied with Theodor Leschetizky in Vienna for four years; made her London debut, 1897; subsequently played throughout Europe; mader her American debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1907; made a total of seven tours of the USA; following several years of retirement, made a public reappeappearance, 1946; also broadcast on television; died London, 14 Apr 1958. Goodson was married to the composer Arthur Hinton. He was born in Beckenham, Kent, 20 Nov 1869; educated, Shrewsbury School; entered RAM and studied violin and composition; appointed Sub-Professor, RAM; studied composition under Joseph Rheinberger in Munich; appointed Professor of Composition, RAM, and an examiner to the Associated Board; died Rottingdean, Sussex, 11 Aug 1941. His works, include 2 symphonies, an opera `Tamara', 2 operettas, chamber music, a suite `Endymion', piano music and songs. His Concerto in D minor for piano and orchestra was frequently performed by his wife.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Katharine Goodson, including letters to Goodson, 1918-1929, mainly expressing thanks for her performances in aid of war charities; undated typed transcripts of letters from Goodson to friends and relatives [1890s]; ephemeral papers, including articles by Goodson, programme notes and biographical notes on Goodson, c1914-1947; editions of the The News Bulletin of the Leschetizky Association of America, 1952-1955. Ephemera of Arthur Hinton, including obituary [RAM magazine, 1941]; programmes and reviews of his compositions, 1911-1920; undated letter to Goodson signed by professors of the RAM, expressing thanks on the furnishing of a professors' room there.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two files: letters and papers of Katharine Goodson (MS 6907); ephemera of Arthur Hinton (MS 6906).

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:

Purchased by the RCM at Sotheby's, 1978.

Allied Materials

Related material:

RCM Portraits Department holds programmes and brochures on Goodson and Hinton.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Robert Baxter as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Source: Grove Dictionary of Music.

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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