Correspondence and papers of Ethel Fiedler

Scope and Content

Papers of Ethel Fiedler comprising:

  • letters to Ethel Fiedler and members of her family, 1891-1945, including (fol. 13) a letter from Edward Elgar to Richard Peyton, 1920
  • printed items relating to music in Birmingham, 1905-8.
  • newscuttings concerning the Peyton chair of Music at Birmingham University, 1904-5.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ethel Mary Harding, later Fiedler, (1891-1945) was the mother of Herma Fiedler.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library by the executors of Herma Fiedler in 1976.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

Travel Diaries of Ethel Mary Harding (later Fiedler) and Herma Fiedler (MSS. Eng. misc. c. 652, fols. 12-68, d. 989-93, e. 951-6, f. 559-60).