Letters

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 VCA/6/142
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 C11/1-7
  • Dates of Creation
      1908
      1912
  • Physical Description
      8 pieces

Scope and Content

From Walter Carroll [composer]:

  • /1 29 May 1908 played 'Justum and tenacem' for Professor Perkin [chemistry] which he liked, asks if should proceed with printing copies of music and arranging the choir [Carroll's Justum et tenacem proposit virum was played at the ceremony for the inauguration of the new University chancellor in 1908];
  • /2 12 July 1908, complains about over-rigid standards of the Joint Matriculation Board for matriculation examinations, attached /3 is a copy of a rejection letter received by prospective student requesting examination from this examination from the JMB;
  • /4 30 July 1908, expresses relief that the JMB has accepted the London matriculation exam for candidates for the Faculty of Music, and gives personal thanks to the vice-chancellor;
  • /5 28 November 1908, complains about behaviour of male students in singing classes in the second year music class, requests that they be taught independently of female students;
  • /6 1 December 1908; further to previous outlines new arrangements for teaching male students, and berates their 'ride, coarse manners';
  • /7 6 June 1912 requests a room for a meeting with headmistresses concerning possible competition for school choirs;
  • /8 31 May [1908?] possibly concerns music for the chancellor's inauguration, refers to cost of copies of music, and arrangements for playing the organ
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