Littlewood Papers

Scope and Content

Twelve large notebooks are filled with a lively account of Margaret Littlewood's time at Ford Manor, with additions in a fair copy version accounting for the background of the school in the words of Waldemar Molnicke. The remainder of the papers are a manuscript translation of the treatise by Johann Joachim Quantz (1687-1773) on playing the flute, Versuch einer Anweisung die Floter Traversiere zu Speielen (Berlin, 1789), by Miss Marjorie Ackland of Bideford, Devon, together with a German transcription of the copy in the British Library. There are a couple of extraneous letters also in the collection.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Littlewood was the wife of Waldemar Molnicke who established a school of music and physical therapy at Ford Manor, Devon. Margaret was for two years a pupil at the school, 1957-59. A major part of this collection is her reminsicences of her time there.

Access Information

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Acquisition Information

Presented by a private donor in 1970

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