Series 7 - Box 7

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Box 7


  • 1907-1938 (Creation)

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197 items: letters (some on cards and letter cards), postcards, and telegrams; notes and a short speech to be read out.

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Accrual to original deposit of papers; given to Trinity by Julian Trevelyan in January 1973.

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Materials relating to Donald Tovey: 1-151 are mainly letters, postcards, and telegrams from Tovey to R. C. Trevelyan (49 is an address to the Reid Orchestra to be read out on Tovey's behalf; 73 comprises rough notes on "The Bride of Dionysus"; 90-91 is a draft telegram from R. C. Trevelyan to Tovey);
152-200 are letters, postcards, and a telegram from Tovey to Elizabeth Trevelyan. Occasionally both Trevelyans are addressed.
201 is a postcard from Tovey to Julian Trevelyan

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The Tovey Collection is held in the University of Edinburgh Special Collections, reference Coll-411 and includes numerous letters to Robert and Elizabeth Trevelyan as well as from them. The collection is currently in the process of being catalogued, and can be viewed online at:

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