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Volume entitled 'Documents relating to English music 1485-1547', with inserts

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MS. 15531

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Volume containing transcripts of various sources for the history of English music most likely made by William Henry Grattan Flood (1857-1928), with insertions transcribed by J.C. Whitebrook of the wills of John Redford (1547), 1927, of William Whitbroke (1569), 1925, and of Richard Deering (1630), n.d. Also present is a transcription of the will of Thomas Wilkes (1623) in another hand, n.d. and two letters from J.C. Whitebrook to W.H. Grattan Flood, with transcriptions from the will of Hugh Assleton (1522), one dated 31 Oct 1925 and one dated 22 Jan 1927. Other insertions are: newspaper cuttings from John London's Weekly and The Irish Stateman, Aug 1926-Dec 1927; a typed witticism which alleges to show that 'the Cremona fiddle had a fixed reputation', n.d.; a list of English composers (3 leaves) n.d.; and a letter from 'Tom' to 'David' dated 18 Sep 1965.


  • Creation: 1925-1927, 1965


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. 15531

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15531


'Documents relating to English music 1485-1547', a manuscript volume with inserts, 1925-1927, 1965.

Biographical / Historical

Chevalier William Henry Grattan Flood (1857-1928) was a music historian (of mainly Irish music), organist and composer. Further details of his life and work can be found at Grove Music Online.

Custodial History

Formerly in the possession of Chevalier William Henry Grattan Flood (1859-1928), organist and musicologist, and then Blackfriars, Oxford.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Blackfriars, University of Oxford, 20 November 2017.

'Documents relating to English music 1485-1547', with inserts
Finding aid prepared by Margaret Czepiel
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