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Brodsky Papers

  • GB GB1179 AB
  • Collection
  • 1850s-1981

The Brodsky Papers comprise letters, newscuttings, programmes, telegrams, photograph albums, loose photographs, concert tickets, official documents (marriage certificate, diplomas) and music, which were found in the Brodsky home following the deat...

Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Photocopy of a printed Christmas card from Adolph and Anna Brodsky [to Edward and Alice Elgar]

The wording on this card reads thus: With kindest thoughts and wishes for Christmas and the New Year from Dr. & Mrs. Brodsky. If this card was illustrated, the image has not shown up on the photocopy. The card is undated, and it is unclear w...

Brodsky, Adolph (1851-1929), Violinist, Principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music

Photocopy of an autograph letter signed from Anna Brodsky to Edward Elgar

In this letter to "Sir Elgar", Anna expresses great appreciation of Elgar's music and especially his violin concerto which has helped her so much during her long and severe illness. She is very grateful and as she considers him a d...

Brodsky, Anna (c.1855-1929), scientist, President of RMCM Club, writer

Autograph letter signed from Edward Elgar to Anna Brodsky

Elgar writes an immediate letter of condolence to Mrs. Brodsky on the death of her husband, Adolph Brodsky [22 January 1929.]. He has sent the letter to the R. College of Music, Manchester, with "please forward at once" written on the b...

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

Autograph letter signed from Edward Elgar to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Elgar apologises to the Brodskys about the telegram, quite a mistake on the part of the P.O. He sends his thanks and love to the dear Brodskys. In a P.S. overleaf, Elgar informs the Brodskys that his London address is still 37 St. James's P...

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

Autograph letter signed from Edward Elgar to Anna Brodsky

Elgar thanks Mrs. Brodsky for her charming sketches which he values greatly. He is overwhelmed by her kind references to himself. Elgar often thinks of Brodsky's old spacious study and regrets that he, Elgar is so far away from the scene of...

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

Autograph letter signed from Edward Elgar to Adolph and Anna Brodsky

Elgar thanks the Brodskys for the beautiful account of Christmas Eve [one of Anna Brodksy's booklets, entitled 'Christmas Eve in Old Russia']. He sends his good wishes as ever to the Brodskys. It is dated 17 Dec 1924.

Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), Knight, 1st Baronet, composer

Autograph practice letter initialled from Anna Brodsky to Alice Elgar

The Brodskys have just received a letter from Lady Elgar reporting that Sir Edward is unwell. The Brodskys hope that he will soon be quite well again. Mrs. Brodsky tells Lady Elgar that her husband plays or studies the Elgar Concerto every day. ...

Brodsky, Anna (c.1855-1929), scientist, President of RMCM Club, writer

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