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Royal Manchester College of Music Archives
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College of Music minute books

Preliminary minute book (1891-1892) includes letters, newspaper clippings, meeting notes. College of Music minute book: pp.1-97 Minutes of the meetings of the Executive committee (roughly fortnightly) and ad hoc subcommittees. Minutes of the foun...

Letters from Sir Charles Hallé to Gustav Behrens

17 letters on various aspects of the establishment of the new College of Music, including the suitability of the Concert Hall building; the remuneration and appointment of staff including Hiles for harmony & theory, and Brodsky replacing Olga ...

Hallé, Charles (1819-1895), Knight; pianist, conductor, founder of Royal Manchester College of Music

Correspondence 1893/4

Some incoming correspondence to Stanley Withers & Gustav Behrens. Subjects and correspondents include finances, scholarships, the building, teaching of Italian, organs, potential students, and the death of Charles Lees. Includes draft concer...

College of Music general correspondence

Correspondence chiefly between Gustav Behrens, and later Stanley Withers, and other parties interested in the proposed College of Music. Many letters of apology for a meeting in January. Includes list of profits by season of Hallé concerts, not...

College of Music general correspondence

Correspondence chiefly between Gustav Behrens and other parties interested in the proposals for building a new concert hall which may be extended to cover a College of Music and the re-subscription of the Gentlemens' Concerts. Subjects inclu...