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HILL, Rev Arthur du Boulay (c 1850-1937)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1249 MS 6007
Held at: Royal College of Music
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Full title: HILL, Rev Arthur du Boulay (c 1850-1937)
Date(s): c1906
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Hill | Arthur du Boulay | c 1850-1937 | Anglican clergyman


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hill was born c1850, and educated at Winchester and Magdalene College, Oxford. He was the incumbent of the parish of East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, for many years. After his retirement in the 1920s, he lived at Northchurch, Berkamsted, Herfordshire, where he financed and organized the re-hanging of the church bells, and trained a team of handbell ringers.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notebook containing various writings on chants and chanting compiled by Rev Arthur du Boulay Hill, comprising manuscript paper by Hill on chanting, 6pp; printed article 'Congregational singing in church' by Dr A Madely Richardson, read at Beckenham, 14 Jul 1906; manuscript notes by Hill on `Observations on chanting' by the composer Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795-1856), probably taken from the transcription by William Barclay Squire, musicologist (1855-1927) published in Sammelbände der Internationalen Musik-Geselleschaft, 8, 1906-1907; brief biographical details on Hill.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

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:

Detailed list in RCM Manuscripts Catalogue, part 3.

Archival Information

Archival history:

After his death, a quantity of his musical papers were given to E A K Ridley, a neighbour, by his executrix Mrs Kestell Floger of Sidmouth.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the College by E A K Ridley, November 1988.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Nottinghamshire Archives holds correspondence, notebooks and papers by Hill relating to the history of the parish of East Bridgford, c1898-1932 (Ref: (Acc 982) PR 6571-6606, East Bridgford).

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. Sources: National Register of Archives; short biography in collection.

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:
Jul 2001

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