Posthumous correspondence between Donald Mitchell and Isador Caplan

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Isador Caplan, Lee Minton, Marion Thorpe and Donald Mitchell after the death of Anthony Gishford.

- A letter from Isador Caplan with details from Gishford about giving his notebooks, correspondene with Britten and diary to Donald Mitchell.

- Correspondence between Caplan and Mitchell referring to Gishford; the Anthony Gishford Memorial Appeal

- Letter from Gishford to Donanld Mitchell 'To be opened after my death', explains Gishford's wishes for his papers after his death.

- Obituary-style biography of Anthony Gishfrod's life dated 19th November 1969. This summarises Gishford's education, work in the World War as a Grenadier Guard, his roles with Boosey and Hawkes, the English Opera Group and Faber Music, his contribution to the 'Tribute to Benjamin Britten' and his CBE from the Queen.

- Letter from Marion Thorpe as Chairman of the Anthony Gishford Memorial Appeal, with a list of patrons including Yehudi Menuhin, Imogen Holst and Benjamin Britten.

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