Fragments of undated notebooks

Scope and Content

Fragments and leaves from undated notebooks in Gustav Holst's hand, including;

1. Draft pencil manuscripts on paper headed YMCA With the British Expeditionary Force.

2. Loose leaves from notebooks in Gutav Holst's hand, briefly detailing diary appointments, notes and reminders, and notes regarding scores to send to different people. Also includes two front covers of notebooks, one dated July 1921 and the other February 1923.

3. Large fragment of a notebook in Gustav Holst's hand, briefly detailing diary appointments and addresses, notes on rehearsals and performances, including at Morley College, lists of letters to be written, astrological diagram, possibly drawn from his study of astrology while composing The Planets, 1914-1916, and other notes and reminders.

All fragments in an enveloped with a note in Imogen Holst's hand reading 'Fragments of G's [Gustav's] notebooks to be dated.'

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