Collection EM - Ena Mitchell Collection

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GB GB1179 EM


Ena Mitchell Collection


  • c.1940-1954 (Creation)

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62 items

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Ena Mitchell was a soprano singer. She performed in many of the major choral societies including with the Hallé, Royal Choral Society and the Bach Choir. She later became a singing coach and teacher in Manchester and Scotland. She was a teacher at the Royal Manchester College of Music from 1961-1973 and the Royal Northern College of Music 1973-1979 (hon. FRNCM 1977).

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A library of songs in MS, collected by the soprano Ena Mitchell. Some items are inscribed to Ena Mitchell. Some items are inscribed Vida Harford - these may be a separate collection, although the order in which the items were found implied all were part of a single collection.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Detailed work needs to be undertaken to identify original MSS (as opposed to MS copies made of published works), autograph MSS, holographs etc. Some appraisal may be undertaken accordingly.


None expected.

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Artificial arrangement in two series: songs autographed/dedicated to Ena Mitchell - probably autograph MSS; and those without dedication or additional information.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

WickhaS, 02/08/2004




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