Cecil Hurry: Scrapbook on Alan Gray

Scope and Content

A scrapbook on Alan Gray, compiled by Cecil Hurry, containing postcards and letters from Gray to Hurry, letters to Hurry concerning Gray, obituaries of Gray from newspapers, and other material. At the front of the volume is a photograph of Alan Gray.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cecil Baldwin Hurry was Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Alan Gray (1855-1935), composer, was born at York on 23 December 1855, and educated at St Peter's School, York, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was Director of Music, Wellington College, 1883-1893; organist of Trinity College, 1893-1930; and conductor of the Cambridge University Musical Society, 1893-1912. Gray composed cantatas and church music. He died at his home at Chaucer Road, Cambridge, on 27 September 1935.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by N.J. Hancock, Senior Under-Librarian, Cambridge University Library, 1986.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Alan Gray in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, part II, vol. III (Cambridge University Press, 1947), p. 118.

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