The Tovey Collection

Scope and Content

The papers include a wide range of material ranging from notes and drafts of lectures to accounts and administrative material, drafts of broadcasts to photographs and diaries, and cuttings and reviews. There is also correspondence between Tovey and Weisse, Tovey and Joachim, and Tovey and Speyer. There are also other miscellaneous papers and material.

Alongside Tovey's own papers are those of his biographer Mary Grierson, who appears to have added to the original collection while using it for her research. There are also records of the Reid Orchestra continuing beyond Tovey's period into to that of Sidney Newman, who succeeded Tovey as Reid Professor.

Some material in the collection may have been added by staff within the Reid Muic Library and/or Faculty.

Access Information

Access should be unrestricted but please check in advance of any consultation.

Acquisition Information

The Tovey Collection was transferred from the Reid Music Library in 2001, Accession no. E2001.37.

Archivist's Note

This collection is currently being catalogued. As such, some content may be incomplete or only giving an overview. It is continually being added to and updated. Once work is complete, this message will be removed.

Custodial History

The collection was in the custody of the Reid Music Library for many years, possibly transferred there directly or via the Tovey Memorial Rooms at 18 Buccleuch Place. It was likely added to during this period.