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Carroll, Walter (1869-1955), composer, teacher
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Letters from Walter Carroll

Manuscript letters from Walter Carroll to Hubert Harry and two facsimile letters from Hubert. Around 1950, Carroll started dictating his letters to a student who would write them for him as he was too weak to do so.

Carroll, Walter (1869-1955), composer, teacher

Letter, 3 Jan 1991

Manuscript letter in which Carroll thanks Hubert for the calendar at Christmas. She writes that she is "fit as a flea" but that her sister Elsa and friend Griff are weakening. She is garteful to think that she has continued the legacy of...

Letter, 26 Dec [1972]

Manuscript letter in which Carroll thanks Hubert for the calendar, letters and records he sent. She is pleased that he enjoys teaching, "one can only be really happy if one loves one's work." She is talking with Forsyth's music...

Letter, 1955

Manuscript letter thanking Hubert for his letter after the new of Walter Carroll's death. Walter's passing "was happy and quiet - just a gradual diminuendo to the double bar." Carroll enquires if he is every coming back to Engl...

Letter, 2 Nov 1952

Manuscript letter in which Carroll congratulates Hubert on a performance in London and that she was pleased with the reviews in the newspaper. She thanks him for the handkerchief he sent and for the cheese for her father Walter and for devoting ti...

Letter, 30 Oct 1955

Manuscript letter in which Collens is pleased to get Hubert's card and to hear of his success in Paris. She relays that Dr. Carroll died recently, "it was a happy passing... He has left a great deal behind him which will never die, perha...

Letter, 22 May 1955

Manuscript letter in which Collens thanks Hubert for his letter and is pleased he is getting more widely recognised. She is enthusiastic about his proposed tours, especially to the USA. She is dubious about taking his offer of teaching some of his...

Letter, 27 Dec 1953

Manuscript letter in which Collens expresses her pleasure at Hubert's success in his concert. She is excited about his recitals in Holland and hopes he goes on to Germany. She thanks him for his photograph he sent and comments on his glasses....

Letter, 31 May 1953

Manuscript letter in which Collens thanks him for sending the "Dutch crits" and hopes his new agent "has borne good fruit". She asks if he has had any thoughts about playing at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester and the Wigmore ...

Letter, 24 Aug 1951

Manuscript letter in which Collens asks if Hubert has entered again into the Geneva Festival. She updates him on news at home, she is currently on holiday with Dr. and Mrs. Carroll in Portpatrick. She updates him on concerts she's attended or...

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