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ARMITAGE, Doris M (d 1974)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1249 MS 6899
Held at: Royal College of Music
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Full title: ARMITAGE, Doris M (d 1974)
Date(s): 1911-1974
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Armitage | Doris M | d 1974 | musician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Doris M Armitage (died Feb 1974) was a friend and student of the pianist Fanny Davies and an acquaintance of the singer Helen Henschel.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Doris M Armitage, 1911-1974, comprising 2 letters from Fanny Davies, 1911 and 1930, mainly in regard to lessons; 4 letters, 1960, 1961 an undated, from Helen Henschel with thanks for appreciation of Henschel's talks and her book When Soft Voices Die (London, 1944); postcard from Ethel Smyth, 1925, with thanks for appreciation of Smyth's books; letters regarding bequeathal of Armitage's papers to the RCM.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The letters are in chronological order.

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:

Bequeathed to the RCM by Doris Armitage, 1974.

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.

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:
Apr 2002

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