Brian Ashby Archive

Scope and Content

This archive holds the papers of Brian Ashby, including manuscript preparations for his two-stave transcription of Bach's Chorale Preludes for piano. Of particular significance are the many letters from the Bach scholars Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) and William Gillies Whittaker (1876-1944). There is no hand list available at present.

Access Information

By appointment: please contact us to arrange an appointment before visiting. This enables us to save you time by having materials ready for you when you arrive. External users wishing to see rare materials will be asked to provide proof of identity.

To make an appointment to access the collection, contact the Jerwood Library,


Address: Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9JF

Other Finding Aids

Library catalogue entry for this collection at:

Archivist's Note

Created by Jane Ronson (Archives Hub team) using the Archives Hub EAD Editor, November 2014.

Description based on the The Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts Online Catalogue record, with assistance from Emma Greenwood (Librarian, Special Collections and Cataloguing), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, April 2014.

Conditions Governing Use

Contact the Jerwood Library,

Custodial History

This collection was donated to the college by Nick Milner-Gulland, a close friend of Brian Ashby.