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THORNTON, H F (fl 1900-1930)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1249 MS 4769
Held at: Royal College of Music
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Full title: THORNTON, H F (fl 1900-1930)
Date(s): 1847-1959
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Thornton | H F | fl 1900-1930 | musician


Administrative/Biographical history:

H F Thornton was a horn student at the Royal College of Music. He subsequently played in the orchestra of the Royal Opera Company and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.


Scope and content/abstract:

Autograph album of H F Thornton and his daughter Mrs Elsie Holliwell, featuring signatures of musicians, 1904-1971, including Hamish MacCunn, August Manns, Walter Parratt, Serge Rachmaninoff, Edna Thornton, Henry J Wood; correspondence of Elsie Holliwell relating to her gift of the book to the Royal College of Music, 1974.

Access & Use

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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:

An entry is given in volume 2 of the Manuscripts catalogue in the library of the Royal College of Music.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by Mrs Holliwell to the RCM, May 1974.

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Description Notes

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

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:
Sep 2001

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