Letters from Josef Holbrooke (1878-1958, composer) to Raymond Bantock (fl 1900-1983, writer and son of Granville Bantock (1868-1946, composer), together with one letter from Josef Holbrooke to Peggy, Raymond Bantock's wife, one letter from Christopher Edmunds to Raymond Bantock, and one letter from Raymond Bantock to Josef Holbrooke.
Holbrooke wrote letters to Raymond Bantock during his father's lifetime and also after his death in October 1946. These earlier letters discuss Granville Bantock's music, and those letters written after his death contain reminiscences about Holbrooke's friendship with him. Some of the correspondence also makes unfavourable remarks about other composers and conductors, and about the BBC. The correspondence between Holbrooke and Raymond Bantock comes to an end after an exchange of insulting letters in December 1954, and Holbrooke asks him not to write to him again. The collection also contains various printed items, including lists of Holbrooke's published works, a printed biography and newscuttings on various subjects.