John Wright Collection

Scope and Content

This collection contains a large number of music scores by John Wright, including Hesperus Songs (1973), Phaedra (1961), a number of string quartets, and some ballet scores. There are ephemera items such as programmes, and correspondence - particularly with Alan Denson, the bibliographer. There are also notes and working copies of his texts 'Just As It Happened: A Composer's Story, 1911 to 1947' (1992), and 'Music and the Artistic Temperament'.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Wright was a commercial artist and composer, who lived with his wife Grace at 45 Twickenham Road, Teddington.

Conditions Governing Access

We are currently in the process of cataloguing our collections. To protect personal data, some or all of the records within this collection may be closed for access. If you would like to view this collection, please contact Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive for further information. Our contact details are listed online at:

Related Material

A copy of Wright's obituary can be found in the Richmond Local Studies Library's vertical files.