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Group of letters and postcards from Alan Tyson to Rosamund McGuiness

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MS. 15674

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18 letters and 3 postcards from Alan Tyson to Rosamund (Corky) McGuinness, all personal in nature, 20 Sep 1983-22 May 1985.


  • Creation: 20 Sep 1983-22 May 1985


22 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 15674

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CMD ID 15674


A group of letters from Rosamund (Corky) McGuinness to Alan Tyson, 20 Sep 1983-22 May 1985.

Biographical / Historical

Alan Walker Tyson, CBE, FBA (1926-2000) was a musicologist and psychologist. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Rosamund (Corky) McGuinness (1929–2012) was an American music historian. She gained her Master's degree from Smith College, Massachusetts and her PhD from the University of Oxford. McGuinness begun her teaching career at Royal Holloway College in 1969, becoming its first woman Professor of Music History in 1990. Her primary research interest was the economic and business history of English music. Her work led to the development of the Register of Musical Data in London Newspapers 1660-1800.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Rosamund McGuinness through Margaret Bent, 8 May 2014.

Related Materials

Further correspondence on music matters between Alan Tyson and Rosamund McGuinness can be found in the archive of Alan Tyson, MSS. Tyson 1-215.

Catalogue of the letters and postcards from Alan Tyson to Rosamund McGuinness, 1983-1985
Finding aid prepared by Margaret Czepiel
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom