The collection comprises of correspondence by Holbrooke to Robert Falcon Scott written prior to the latter's departure for the Antarctic as leader of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913. The correspondence relates to non-polar matters.
Josef Holbrooke collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Josef Holbrooke
- Dates of Creation1910
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Josef Holbrooke was born in 1878. He was performing piano works in the Collins and Bedford Music Halls at the age of twelve. His work included military and brass band works and around eight operas, including The Cauldron of Annwn. He also produced symphonies, chamber and piano music. He died in 1958
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events, (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and Who was who 1951-1960 A&C Black, London and Classic Music on the Web
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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