Papers accumulated by Gishford in his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the English Opera Group.
Includes papers of meetings, annual reports and accounts. Includes correspondence between Gishford and the Arts Council of Great Britain, Colin Graham, John Tooley, Peter Pears, Stephen Reiss and others. There are also Annual General Meeting minutes, reports and proposals by Colin Graham concerning the formation of a new music theatre company 1970-1974, a history of the English Opera Group by Gishford 1966, and Memorandum and Articles of Association of the English Opera Group Ltd 1947, altered 1957 and 1961.
Some letters are undated and have been placed into the file for the year they were most likely from or by association of the year they were sorted into upon arrival.