Journals and travel diaries

Scope and Content

Diaries, journals and notes kept by Imogen Holst throughout her life. The Aldeburgh diary records her working life with Britten for two years from 1952-1954, while the travel diaries are primarily from her time as a music student at the Royal College of Music.

Access Information

This material is made available under the standard conditions of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Readers will be required to produce proof of identity and to sign a Reader’s Undertaking form.

Related Material

Imogen Holst's scrapbooks (RefNo. HOL/2/7) contain many postcards and photographs from her travels abroad.


Entries from the 1952-1954 Aldeburgh Journal are reproduced in 'Imogen Holst: A Life in Music' edited by Christopher Grogan, Aldeburgh Studies in Music 7, The Boydell Press, 2007.