This collection comprises the personal papers of Anthony Gishford, including his unpublished autobiography and personal diary. There are notebooks and draft writings of his poetry, historical research and short stories covering dates 1932-1968, as well as his short biography on Britten. Also includes a copy of his published book An Indian Journey (Oct-Nov 1958), with his manuscript amendments.
The collection also includes papers from the English Opera Group and Youth and Music. These were accumulated by Gishford in his role as chairman of the Board of Directors of the English Opera Group.