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Arthur Bliss Archive

Letters - part 5

Letters to and from Arthur Bliss written between 1960 and the end of 1966

This archive comprises the surviving original letters sent to Arthur Bliss and original and photocopies of letters sent by him. During the years after his death Lady Bliss endeavoured to obtain originals and copies of as many letters by Sir Arthur as she could from the correspondents themselves or the archives that held them. It does not pretend to be exhaustive, for instance it does not include letters in the BBC Written Archives Centre or the British Library.

The letters are arranged here chronological order. Many of the letters do not include the year of writing, which has been supplied editorially, based on the evidence of the content of the letter, and the address from or to which the letter has been sent. The date as found on the letter is enclosed in brackets.

The conventions A.L.S. and T.L.S. indicate Autograph or Typed Letter Signed. The addressee is spelt out in full before the form found at the beginning of the letter, which is enclosed in brackets. The quotation from the letter is either the first or a more interesting section. The signature at the end of the letter is given after a slash. Futher notes on the content are added, with editorial amplifications in square brackets.

The letters are kept order of the correspondent, i.e. the person to whom Bliss bliss wrote or from whom he received a letter. Letters from officers of institutions or secretaries of individuals are under the institution or individual, e.g. letters from Michael Adeane, personal secretary to Queen Elizabeth, are filed under Elizabeth II.

For pratical purposes each file contains about 150 letters.

 

Writer Date Description and content Addresses/Provenance
Bliss, Arthur. 1960s Photocopy A.S. postcard to William and Peggy Bridges-Adams: "The sight of Badingham Old Rectory brought back so many memories of you both, of Unity, Patience & Nick" / signed "Arthur".
Provenance: University of Calgary Library 1979 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Hassall, Christopher. [1960] undated (Tuesday) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Beatitudes. Chant the Prelude and the Quotation" / signed "Christopher". Address from: Tonford Manor, Canterbury, Kent.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Beatitudes – Tobias [and the angel]".
Other music as mentioned: "The Poet's Tongue: an anthology / chosen by W. H. Auden and John Garrett (London, 1935)] – Domesday [by Richard] Beddoes
Names as mentioned: "[John] Donne – [Henry] Vaughan - Geoffrey Keynes – [Rupert] Brooke – [Cecil] Day Lewis".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/01/04 (Jan 4th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Associated Re-diffusion want me to write a tribute to Churchill, and I want to have an inspirational talk with you about it before I accept" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "tribute to Churchill" [March of homage in honour of a great man] Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Hassall, Christopher. 1960/01/18 (Jan 18, 60) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I enclose a proposal for the Churchill piece" / signed "Christopher". Address from: Tonford Manor Canterbury Kent.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Churchill piece" [March of homage in honour of a great man]
Names as mentioned: "[John] Lowe".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/01/21 (Jan 21st 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I was delighted to get so quickly the Churchill piece - and very fine rhetoric it is!" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.

Bliss music as mentioned:: "the Churchill piece" [March of homage in honour of a great man] - the Coventry Masque".
Names as mentioned: "John Lowe - my agents Christopher Mann Ltd".

Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Griffiths, Percy. 1960/01/28 (28.1.60) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "As promised, I beg to send along an advance copy of the Brochure for our Brass Band meeting" / signed "Percy Griffiths". Address from: Treorchy County Secondary school.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/02/01 (Feb 1st 1960) A.postcard.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Thank you very much for writing to me about my 2 piano concerto. I has hoped to come and hear the run-through" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned:: "2 piano concerto" [Concerto for two pianos] Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/02/10 (Feb 10th 1960) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Thank you for your letter and Articles" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/02/10 (Feb 10th 1960) A.L.S. to Woods ("Mr Woods"): "I enclose an article on Checkmate for the Club Magazine. It can also be used on the sleeve": "[manuscript of article included]” / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Checkmate".
Names as mentioned: "Handel - Henry Purcell".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
World Refugee Year, United Kingdom Committee, President, Baroness Elliot of Harwood 1960/02/18 (18th February, 1960) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I am writing as President of the United Kingdom Committee to thank you for agreeing to conduct your own composition of 'Morning Heroes'" / signed "Elliot of Harwood, President and Chairman". Address from: 9 Grosvenor Crescent, London, SW1.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Morning Heroes".
Names as mentioned: "London Symphony Orchestra - Richard Attenborough - Jascha Horenstein".
Places as mentioned: "Royal Albert Hall".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/02/17 (Feb 17th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I am sorry to have kept you in the dark so long about the 'Salute to Churchill'" / signed "A.B.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Salute to Churchill" [March of homage in honour of a great man]
Names as mentioned: "Alan Grogan - Robin Love".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/02/20 (Feb 20th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to LLandaff Cathedral (Dean Eryl Stephen Thomas)  ("Mr Dean"): "My Anthem is now finished, and I hope to send a copy of it shortly to Mr Joyce" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Anthem" [Stand up and bless the Lord your God]
Names as mentioned: "Mr [Robert] Joyce - The Queen - Mrs Thomas [the Dean's wife]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/02/22 (Feb 22nd 1960) A.L.S. to Rev. Basil Maine ("Basil"): "I was much touched by your letter and by your generous lines in the Eastern Daily Press" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: Dorset House 24 West Parade Norwich Norfolk.
Bliss music inferred: [Birthday Song for a Royal Child]
Names as mentioned: "[Cecil] Day Lewis - Trudy".
Provenance: Bought from Lisa Cox 1984/09/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/03/05 (March 5th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Yes, I should like to go with you to Coventry to see the Provost as soon as possible" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music inferred: [The Beatitudes] Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/03/05 (March 5th 1960) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Thank you very much for letting me know about the Concert, and for the inclusion of Checkmate ... Alas, I am not in London that day to cheer them on." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned:: "Checkmate" [Suite?] Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Elizabeth, Queen, Consort of King George VI, Treasurer, Arthur Penn. 1960/03/09 (9th March, 1960) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "It would give great pleasure to her Majesty and to Princess Margaret if you were able to compose a fanfare to form part of the Wedding Service of The Princess" / signed "Arthur Penn [Treasurer]". Address from: Clarence House SW1.
Bliss music as mentioned: "a fanfare" [Music for the wedding of HRH Princess Margaret]
Names as mentioned: "Princess Margaret".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/03/28 (March 28th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Robert Joyce ("Mr Joyce"): "Thank you for your letter and helpful comments on the Anthem" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Anthem" [Stand up and bless the Lord your God]
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
LLandaff Cathedral (Dean Eryl Stephen Thomas) 1960/04/01 (1st April 1960) Photocopy T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "Mr Joyce seems to be very delighted with your Anthem, and we are extremely grateful to you for getting this done so quickly for us" / [unsigned] Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: “your Anthem" [Stand up and bless the Lord your God]
Names as mentioned: "Mr [Robert] Joyce - H.M. The Queen".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/04/02 (April 2nd 1960) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "I am grateful for your letter about Jill - The position is that the adoption will not be recognised until July" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Jill [Cruikshank] - Trudy - Sheldon - Walsh". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/04/13 (April 13th 1960) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "You surely ought to have a miniature score of the 'Colour' Symphony, so here it is!" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned:: "'Colour' Symphony" Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/04/11 (April 11th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to LLandaff Cathedral, Dean (Eryl Stephen Thomas) ("Mr Dean"): "Thank you for your kind letter and present: which will in the future remind me of a very happy occasion" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Anthem" [Stand up and bless the Lord your God] 
Names as mentioned: "my wife".
Places as mentioned: "LLandaff".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/04/08 (April 8th 1960) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I think it most enterprising of you to progamme my 'Colour' Symphony ... Would you like to come here sometime and go through the score with you?" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned:: "'Colour' Symphony" Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Elizabeth II, Queen (Private secretary, M.S. Adeane) 1960/04/15 (15th April 1960) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I have now been able to hand the original score of your 'Birthday Song for a Royal Child' to The Queen" / signed "Michael Adeane [Secretary]". Address from: Windsor Castle.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Birthday Song for a Royal Child" 
Names as mentioned: "Prince Andrew" [Duke of York]
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/04/20 (April 20th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I hear that the Coventry experience yesterday was a disheartening one, especially for you" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Schiller".
Institutions as mentioned: "P.R.S.".
Places as mentioned: "Coventry".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Elizabeth, Queen, Consort of King George VI, Treasurer, Arthur Penn. 1960/05/10 (10th May, 1960) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Queen Elizabeth has asked me particularly to express to you the great pleasure which she derived from the outstanding contribution which your skill made to Princess Margaret's Wedding on Friday" / signed " Arthur Penn, Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother". Address from: Clarence House, S.W.1.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your contribution" [Music for the wedding of HRH Princess Margaret]
Names as mentioned: "Princess Margaret".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/05/03 (May 3rd 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Composers Moll or C.M. in future"): "Many thanks for the splendid article - I am not so fit again to-day" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
LLandaff Cathedral (Dean Eryl Stephen Thomas) 1960/05/10 (10th May 1960) Photocopy T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "I am glad to know that the Dedication of the Anthem will be printed on the final copies" / [unsigned] Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Anthem" [Stand up and bless the Lord your God] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
LLandaff Cathedral (Dean Eryl Stephen Thomas) 1960/05/10 (10th May 1960) Photocopy T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "The special print of your Anthem has arrived from Novello's. I note that there is no mention of the occasion and place for which it was composed" / signed "unsigned". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your  Anthem" [Stand up and bless the Lord your God] 
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/05/13 (May 13th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Firstly, very many thanks for your letter: you know how much I appreciate what you say about the music" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Tobias" [Tobias and the angel]
Names as mentioned: "John Lowe - Trudy".
Places as mentioned: "Coventry".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/05/13 (May 13th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to LLandaff Cathedral (Dean Eryl Stephen Thomas) ("Mr Dean"): "The copies of my Anthem that have arrived for Mr Joyce are only the advance ones" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Anthem".
[Stand up and bless the Lord your God] 
Names as mentioned: "Mr [Robert] Joyce”.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Royal Society (Assistant Secretary: D.C. Martin) 1960/05/16 (16 May 1960) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "On behalf of the Officers of the Society I acknowledge with grateful thanks the copy of your Salute" / signed "D.C. Martin". Address from: Burlington House London W1.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your Salute" [Salute to the Royal Society] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/05/20 (May 20th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Wiliam & Peggy Bridges-Adams ("Peggy and Bridges"): "Thank you both for your good wishes for the Opera. They will have been particularly heart warming, as I predict a rather hostile Press..." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Opera" [Tobias and the angel]
Places as mentioned: "Ireland".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/05/29 (June 29th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I am leaving at the Savile to-day:- 1/ a copy of your original libretto" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Tobias".
Places as mentioned: "Savile Club".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/05/29 (May 29th 1960) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 62 East 83rd St. New York.
Other works as mentioned: "Bridge to World Man" [by Hugh Calloway (Ulric Nisbet)]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Karen is expecting her first child - Christine".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Dugarde, Harry. 1960/06/04 (4/6/60) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Just a note to thank you for your magnificent contribution to last night's concert. Your speech was more than worthy..." / signed "Harry Dugarde". Address from: 97, Marrows Meade, Edgware, Middx.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Tobias and the Angel".
[after a concert in honour of Zoltan Kodaly at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra]
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/06/05 (June 5th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I feel almost sure that Lionel has sent you a similar letter to the enclosed" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Beatitudes".
Other works as mentioned: "Alysha & Prince Myshkin [by Dostoevsky] - The Little flowers [of St Francis of Assisi]".
Names as mentioned: "Lionel Salter - Dostoevsky - Baudelaire".
Places as mentioned: "Aldeburgh".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/06/10 (June 10th 1960) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Will you come to lunch here Monday June 27th at 12.45 and we can talk about the Colour Symphony" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned:: "Colour Symphony" Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Kodaly, Zoltan. [1960]/06/10 (Juin the 10th) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I cannot leave England before sending you a word of thanks for all you did [Bliss presented Kodaly with a wreath on behalf of the L.S.O. at the concert on April 4th]" / signed "Z. Kodaly". Address from: Adam-Rondale House 82 Gloucester Place Portman Square London W1.
Places as mentioned: "England". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Hassall, Christopher. [1960/06/10?] undated (Friday) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Professor Nineham... is sending me a copy of Jeremy Taylor... the only author of classic stature who has written a commentary on the Beatitudes" / signed "Christopher". Address from: Tonford Manor, Canterbury, Kent.
Bliss music inferred: [The Beatitudes]
Bliss music as mentioned: "I didn't like the production as a whole, for it suffered from the effort to make opera palatable to the masses". [Tobias and the angel]
Names as mentioned: "Professor [Dennis Eric] Nineham - Jeremy Taylor – Lionel [Salter]".
Places as mentioned: "King’s College, London".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/06/14 (June 14th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "We will await Jeremy Taylor - but I think we can find other sources" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other works as mentioned: "Alysha & Prince Myshkin [Dostoevsky] – Letters [Vincent van Gogh]".
Names as mentioned: "Jeremy Taylor - Dostoevsky - St. Francis of Assisi - Trudy".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/06/23 (June 23rd 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Novellos have agreed to publish the libretto and the vocal score of Tobias and have asked me to approach you about suggested terms" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Tobias" [Tobias and the angel]
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/06/30 (June 30th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Mr Christopher Hassall"): "For Mr Christopher Hassall to call for -" / signed "Sir Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Air Training Corps, (Commandant, A.G. Dudgeon) 1960/07/04 (4th July 1960) Photocopy of carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss: "The Air Training Corps - a youth movement... My purpose in writing to you... is to ask if you could possibly consider the idea of composing an Air Training Corps March for us". Address from: Commandant, Air Training Corps, Headquarters, Air Cadets, Royal Air Force, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berks.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Music by Bliss as mentioned: "March" [Call to adventure]
Names as mentioned: "having H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh as its Air Commodore-in-Chief".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Britten, Benjamin. 1960/07/05 (July 5th 1960) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Peter and I are having a weeks' glorious mountain holiday in between exertions in Switzerland & Holland" / signed "Ben". Address from: Schloss Tarasp, Unter Engadin.
Bliss music as mentioned: "for conducting the 'Music'" [Music for strings]
Names as mentioned: "Peter".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1987/01/27/1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/07/09 (July 9th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "... I would not have missed this first visit to an Aldeburgh Festival. I came away enchanted..." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "the Dream". [A midsummer night’s dream by Britten]
Institutions as mentioned: "Aldeburgh Festival".
Names as mentioned: "Peter [Pears]".
Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/07/09 (July 9th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to A.G. Dudgeon ("Air Commodore Dudgeon"): "Thank you so much for the compliment you pay me in asking me to write a special march for the Air Training Corps" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "a special March". [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Air Training Corps, (Commandant, A.G. Dudgeon) 1960/07/13 (13th July, 1960) Photocopy of carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SA (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur)"): "How extremely kind of you to say that you will write a march for the Air Training Corps" / signed "TD". Address from: Commandant, Air Training Corps, Headquarters, Air Cadets, Royal Air Force, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berks.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "a march" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/07/17 (July 17th 1960) Photocopy of typed transcript to George & Ann Dannatt ("George and Ann"): "Thank you once more for the generous gift of a week at Hatch" / signed "Arthur".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/07/23 (July 23rd 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I am sorry we did not connect when you were on your way to Cambridge" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Beatitudes – Tobias [and the angel]".
Places as mentioned: "Cambridge".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Hinshelwood, C.M. 1960/07/25 (25th July 1960) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I do not know how to thank you for all that you have done for us during the Royal Society Tercentenary Celebrations" / signed "C.M. Hinshelwood". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Salute" [Salute to the Royal Society]
Places as mentioned: "Royal Albert Hall".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/07/28 (July 28th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Tuesday Aug 9th will suit us perfectly and we shall expect you any time in the afternoon" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Frances Cornford". Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/08/16 (Aug 16th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I am working away at the stage piano & vocal arrangement of the Opera" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Opera" [Tobit and the angel] Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Hassall, Christopher. 1960/08/25 (Aug 25. 60) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "My warm thanks... for your enclosure which, with affection and respect I entreat you to allow me to return... it would spoil for me the pleasure I take in having done for you and for Coventry the work concerned" / signed “Christopher”. Address from: Tonford Manor Canterbury Kent.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Choral Piece" [The Beatitudes]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Frances Cornford".
Institutions as mentioned: "Faber".
Places as mentioned: "Coventry".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/08/28 (Aug. 28th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Is there any chance of you being up in London on Thursday" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Tobias [and the angel]".
Names as mentioned: "3 Choirs Festival".
Institutions as mentioned: "P.R.S.".
Places as mentioned: "London".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/10/07 (Oct 7th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "On our return from Venice I found your libretto awaiting me" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your libretto" [Tobias and the angel]
Places as mentioned: "Venice".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/10/08 (Oct 8th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I am returning just the sheets of the libretto which in some detail or others differ from my score" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the libretto" [Tobias and the angel]
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Stavrinides, Zenon. 1960/10/09 (October 9th 1960) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "At the age of 15, I am one of the millions of people all over the world, to whom your wonderful music brings such joy" / signed "Z Stavrinides". Address from: 16, Stasander St. Nicosia - Cyprus.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/10/10 (Oct 10th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I have come across the following small points" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music inferred: [Tobias and the angel]
Institutions as mentioned: "Performing Rights Society".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/10/11 (Oct 11th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Here are the two amended pages ... Many thanks for taking all this trouble" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music inferred: [Tobias and the angel] Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/10/20 (Oct 20th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher") : "Very many thanks for the script and letters" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Olympians - The Beatitudes".
Names as mentioned: "[Charles] Avenell – [J.B.] Priestley".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/10/21 (Oct 21st 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I have had a letter from John Lowe" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "our Coventry work... 'The Beatitudes' A Sacred Cantata".
Places as mentioned: "Birmingham".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Britten, Benjamin. 1960/10/31 (Oct. 31st 1960) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "your generous gift to our forthcoming auction [annotation by AB: Checkmate score given to the funds for the new Jubilee Hall]" / signed "Ben". Address from: The Red House.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1987/01/27/1987/02/26.
Spyzidakis, Spyzos. 1960/11/05 (5th Nov 1960) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir"): "As an admirer and enthusiast for your divine art, I take the liberty to address myself to you directly" / signed "Spyzos Jo. Spizidakis". Address from: 80, Themistokleus Str. Athens Greece.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/11/13 (Nov 13th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Tobias libretto is now being set up" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Tobias [and the angel]". Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/11/16 (Nov 16th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I am sorry to shower you with letters, but could you let me have the Latin words of the Easter Hymn" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "I Got Me Flowers".
Names as mentioned: "Herbert".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Hassall, Christopher. 1960/11/17 (Nov 17,'60) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Easter Hymn. Latin. By this I understand you refer to the sentences..." / signed "Christopher". Address from: Tonford Manor Canterbury Kent.
Names as mentioned: "[Thomas] Cranmer - Palestrina – [Rupert] Brooke". Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Gertrude. 1960/11/25 (Nov. 25) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "she [Susan] is developing and we have been greatly encouraged in this past six months in spite of two horrid set backs" / signed "Trudy".
Names as mentioned: "Susan - Barbara is expecting another baby in June - Richie - Christine - Sylvie".
Places as mentioned: "Prince Edward Island - The Maine Coast".
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/11/30 (Nov. 30th 1960) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I am delighted to see 'Th Cat' in print and to possess a copy" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Other music as mentioned:: "'The Cat; in print" [by Ruth Gipps] Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/12/12 (Dec. 12th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Here is your letter of Nov. 17th with the Latin - carefully preserved" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Robertson, Alec. [1960]/12/16 (Dec 16) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Thank you so much for your delightful card and a little foretaste of Tobias" / signed "Alec". Address from: Apsley Cottage Pulborough Sussex.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Tobias [and the angel]".
Names as mentioned: "Eric Gill".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1960/12/25 (Dec. 25th 1960) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "What a lovely book of wood engravings, and what a pet your sister [Joan Hassall] must be" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "your sister" [Joan Hassall] Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/01/13 (Jan 13th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "So sorry to hear you have been ill - I do hope you are fully recovered" / [incomplete letter, lacking signature] Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Beatitudes".
Names as mentioned: "Dylan Thomas".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Boult, Ann. 1961/01/18 (January 18th) A.L.S. to Arthur & Gertrude Bliss ("Trudy and Arthur"): "What a joy it is that we have heard again the Colour Symphony" / signed "Ann". Address from: 93, Whitehall Court, London SW1.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Colour Symphony".
Names as mentioned: "Adrian [Boult]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/01/18 (January 18th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Can you come to dinner next Monday the 23rd" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/02/07 (February 7th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Many thanks for the revised script and for your kind remarks" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Beatitudes - a short commissioned work for the U.S.A. [Greetings to a city]".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Cartier, Rudolph. 1961/02/14 (14th February, 1961.) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I have the pleasure in enclosing herewith the timings of each scene, as requested. If you remember, we recorded a slightly cut version of your original score to fit into our allocated running time" / signed "Rudy". Address from: Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, W12.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music inferred: [Tobias and the angel] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/03/04 (March 4th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Just after the last Beatitude - and immediately before the Jeremy Taylor epilogue I feel the need for a short angry chorus / signed "Arthur” " [Letter returned with text suggestions by C. Hassall] Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Ninth Beatitude" [The Beatitudes].
Other works  as mentioned: "O Blessed Jesu" [by Jeremy Taylor].
Names as mentioned: "Jeremy Taylor".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bronson, Bud. 1961/03/19 (19 March. '61) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "This just a note of pure and spontaneous homage, arising from the fact that before M. and I sat down to our evening meal - cooked by her own hand and very good - I put on the Bliss Violin Concerto" / signed "Bud". Address from: University of California, Department of English, Berkeley 4, California.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Violin Concerto - Music for Strings".
Names as mentioned: "Trudi – [Alfredo] Campoli".
Places as mentioned: "Edinburgh".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Frank, Alan. 1961/03/20 (20 March 1961) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "So delighted that your OBOE QUINTET had this splendid performance in Newcastle" / signed "Alan". Address from: 44 Conduit Street London W1.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Oboe Quintet".
Names as mentioned: "Roger Lord".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.".
Places as mentioned: "Newcastle".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Aldeburgh Festival Appeal. 1961/03/23 (undated, but after auction on March 23) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Our Auction Sale at Christie's duly took place on March 23rd, 1961. signed by Ben [Britten], Imogen [Holst], Peter P[ears], Fidelity Cranbrook, and Stephen Reiss. Checkmate was bought by the British Library". Address from: Festival Office Aldeburgh.
Bliss music inferred: [Checkmate] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1987/01/27/1987/02/26.
Society for the Promotion of New Music (Chairman: Howard Hartog) 1961/03/28 (28th March, 1961) Photocopy T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "The Society wonders whether you would care to take the Chair at our Orchestral Reheasal at Morley College" / signed "Howard Hartog". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Places as mentioned: "Morley College - London - Aldeburgh". Provenance: Bought from Sotheby's 1984/05/10.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/03/29 (March 29th 1961) A.L.S. to Society for the Promotion of New Music (Chairman: Howard Hartog) ("Mr Hartog"): "I am sorry about the 24th but I have to be elsewhere that day" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Provenance: Bought from Sotheby's 1984/05/10.
Groves, Charles. 1961/05/06 (6.V.61) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Hilary and I both wish to thank you for your great kindness in coming to Bournemouth" / signed "Charles". Address from: 21 Rothesay Road, Bournemouth, Westbourne.
Names as mentioned: "Hilary [Groves]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/05/24 (May 24th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I think it would now be well to send a copy of the script of 'The Beatitudes' to John Lowe" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Beatitudes – Tobias [and the angel]".
Names as mentioned: "John Lowe - Christopher Mann".
Places as mentioned: "Broadcasting House, Carpenter Road, Birmingham 15".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/05/28 (May 28th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "We both hope that the lumbago has been vanquished" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Places as mentioned: "Windsor". Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Fennemore, Davina. 1961/05/30 (30th May, 1961) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "On behalf of the Henry Wood Proms Circle, I should like to thank you very much indeed for your splendid signed portrait" / signed "Davina Fennemore". Address from: 641 Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/06/06 (June 6th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "If we are going to combine that with your suggested visit to Windsor for Evensong, oughtn’t you to arrive for lunch that day?" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Places as mentioned: "Windsor". Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Air Training Corps, (Commandant, A.G. Dudgeon) 1961/06/07 (7th June, 1961) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SA (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur)"): "We are now engaged on detailed planning for the A.T.C. 21st Anniversary Celebrations" / signed "D". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the march" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/06/08 (June 8th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to A.G. Dudgeon ("Air Commodore Dudgeon"): "You shall have the March by the end of November at the very latest" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the march" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Maine, Rev. Basil. 1961/06/10 (10th June, 1961) A.L.S. to Arthur & Gertrude Bliss ("Arthur & Trudy"): "This brief note to say: how I loved your visit - fleeting and dream-like though it was" / signed "Basil". Address from: Dorset House 29 West Parade Norwich Norfolk.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/06/14 (June 14th/61) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "What a rare lot of attractive plans for Canterbury in your letter" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Places as mentioned: "Canterbury - London". Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Willcocks, David. 1961/06/20 (20 June 1961) A.L.S. to Arthur & Gertrude Bliss ("Sir Arthur and Lady Bliss"): "You will both think us all very ungrateful in not having written before this to thank you both for coming to King's for our May Week Concert" / signed "David Willcocks". Address from: King's College Cambridge.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Morning Heroes"
Other music as mentioned: "Part-Songs [Ralph Vaughan Williams"
Names as mentioned: "[Edward] Elgar".
Places as mentioned: "Westminster Abbey".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/06/20 (June 20th) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Just a line of Birthday Greetings" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "Wosseck [=Wozzeck by Alban Berg]"
Names as mentioned: "Enid [Bliss] - Beethoven - Dido - B. - Karen - that ass Westbury".
Institutions as mentioned: "Wildenstein Gallery - Burlington House - Marlborough Galleries - Sotheby’s".
Places as mentioned: "Venice - Milan - Hampton Court - Italy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Air Training Corps, (Commandant, A.G. Dudgeon) 1961/07/12 (12th June, 1961) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SA (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur)"): "I agree with your suggestion regarding a good resounding name" / signed "TD". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "a march" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Air Training Corps, (Commandant, A.G. Dudgeon) 1961/07/19 (19th July, 1961) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SA (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur)") : "You will remember you asked me for suggestions as to a title for the A.T .C. March. I passed this on to my staff and they have come up with the suggestions in the attached list. I think... I prefer ’High adventure (March of the Air Cadets)’" / signed "TD". Address from: Headquarters Air Cadets, Royal Air Force, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berks.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "a march" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/07/21 (July 21st 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to A.G. Dudgeon ("Air Commodore Dudgeon"): "Thank you for your letter and suggested titles for the March. I too like 'High adventure (March of the Air Cadets)'" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the March" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Air Training Corps, (Commandant, A.G. Dudgeon) 1961/07/25 (25th July, 1961) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SA (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur)"): "Thank you very much for your letter of 21st July, and your choice of the title 'High Adventure'" / signed "TD". Address from: Headquarters Air Cadets, Royal Air Force, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berks.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "High Adventure" [Call to adventure]. Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/07/29 (July 29th 1961) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Thank you ... for the copy of the fine 'Magnificat' and 'Nunc Dimittis'" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Other music as mentioned:: " 'Magnificat' and 'Nunc Dimittis'" [by Ruth Gipps]
Names as mentioned: "William McKie".
Places as mentioned: "[Westminster] Abbey".
Events as mentioned: "I note March 6th for the St. Pancras Concert".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
East Surrey Symphony Orchestra (Hon. secretary: D.G. Rowland) 1961/08/01 (1st August, 1961) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I am writing on behalf of the Society to say how pleased and how grateful we are that you have so kindly consented to become our President" / signed "D.G. Rowland, Hon. Secretary". Address from: 27, The Woodfields, Sanderstead.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Armstrong, Thomas. 1961/08/02 (2 August 1961) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I'm writing... to wish you many happy returns of the day" / signed "Tom Armstrong". Address from: Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1.
Names as mentioned: "Hester [Armstrong]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Nisbet, Ulric. 1961/08/03 (August 3 1961) A.L.S. to Arthur & Gertrude Bliss ("Trudy and Arthur"): "I cannot imagine any evening more wonderfully arranged and more enjoyable than your party last night" / signed "Wigs". Address from: 26 Londonn [sic] Road London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Colour Symphony".
Names as mentioned: "Sylvie".
Places as mentioned: "Queen’s Hall".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Howard. 1961/08/03? T.L. to Arthur Bliss: "Just to congratulate you on the magnificent conducting of a very lively (still lively, after nearly 40 years) work" / signed "H.".
Bliss music as mentioned: "Clarinet 5tet [Clarinet quintet] - Pastoral [Pastoral ’Lie strewn the white flocks’] – Music for Strings - your orchestral variations [Meditations on a theme by John Blow]".
Other music as mentioned: "Petrushka" [Stravinsky]
Names as mentioned: "V.W. [Ralph Vaughan Williams] – [Johannes] Brahms - Scott Godard – [Ignace] Paderewski".
Places as mentioned: "Queen’s Hall".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Williams, Grace. 1961/08/04 (August 4th 1961) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "It was a great please to hear your Colour Symphony again last night" / signed "Grace Williams". Address from: 9 Old Village Road Barry Glamorgan.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Colour Symphony".
Names as mentioned: "my father - my mother".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Roest, Hans. [1961/08/06?] undated A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Beloved Master, Sir Arthur"): "With feelings of the greatest admiration and gratitude I have heard, last Wednesday, your beautiful Colour Symphony" / signed "Hans Roest". Address from: Mathenesserlaan 483B Rotterdam.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Colour Symphony".
Places as mentioned: "Royal Albert Hall".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/08/17 (August 17th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "1/ The Beatitudes. I am writing an orchestral 'Prelude' that leads straight into the choral setting of 'The Mount of Olives'... Have you thought of a dramatic ballad that we can use for the contest in Cork next May?" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "[John] Donne".
Places as mentioned: "London - Cork".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/08/22 (August 22nd 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to A.G. Dudgeon ("Air Commodore Dudgeon"): "Chappell & Co. of Bond St, who will be publishing my new March tell me that the title 'High Adventure' is already used in another march and copyrighted... Do you like 'Sky adventure'" / sign Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Sky Adventure" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/08/24 (Aug 24th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I can easily pick out some ballad from the sources you name" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Beatitudes Prelude". Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/08/24 (August 24th) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H.") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Ann [Driver] - Arthur Driver – [Alphonse] Legros".
Institutions as mentioned: "Colnaghi - Craddock & Bernard".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Air Training Corps, (A.D.C. to A.G. Dudgeon, J.V. Radice) 1961/08/28 (28th August, 1961) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "The Air Commodore is on leave at present but I did have the opportunity last week, to read your letter to him over the telephone... his next choice... is either ’Spirit of adventure’ or ’Call to adventure’" / signed "Flight Lieutenant J.V. Radice A.D.C. to Air Cdre. Dudgeon". Address from: Headquarters Air Cadets, Royal Air Force, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berks.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "’Spirit of adventure’ or ’Call to adventure’". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/08/30 (August 30th) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "It is good of you to have booked a seat at Diversions." / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Diversions – [ballet version of] Music for Strings".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy – Philharmonia [Orchestra]".
Places as mentioned: "Auvergne".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/09/02 [postmark 3 SEP 1961] (Sept. 2nd) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Our friend George Dannatt... would like sometime to buy a Hitchens... his address is: 1, Vanburgh Terrace, Blackheath S.E.3" / signed "A.". Address from: 58 East Hatch, nr. Tisbury, Wilts.
Address to: 31, Collingham Road, London.
Names as mentioned: "George Dannatt – [Ivon] Hitchens - Barbara - Michael".
Places as mentioned: "France - Worthing".
 

Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.

Bliss, Arthur. 1961/09/02 (September 2nd 1961) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "It is my brother who is an intimate friend of Ivon Hichens [sic]" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 58 East Hatch.
Names as mentioned: "my brother [Howard Bliss] - Ivon Hichens [=Hitchens]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
American Wind Symphony Orchestra (Director: Robert Austin Boudreau) 1961/09/08 (September 8, 1961) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "The Board of Directors of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra and I are deeply indebted to you for your many kindnesses that you bestowed upon us during our recent tour of the River Thames" / signed "Robert". Address from: Babcock Boulevard and Kummer Road, Allison Park, Pennsylvania.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Greetings to a City".
Names as mentioned: "Carol [Boudreau] - Lady Bliss".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/09/28 (Sept 28th 1961) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Many thanks for the chequ1e. I refuse to take it all... so I am keeping a cool £200 and returning the odd £34.0.8. We are going to the ballet on Saturday night (thanks for the programme & notices: contemptuous references to my music have been so numerous in the last few years that they almost fail to stir me)" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the ballet" [Diversions (Music for strings)] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/10/11 (Oct 11th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Very sorry about the lumbago, which will prevent you I imagine getting to London on this Thursday" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Places as mentioned: "London". Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/10/16 (Oct 16th 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I am awfully sorry to trouble you, but have you by any chance got a copy of the libretto of The Beatitudes" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Beatitudes". Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
National Brass Band Contesting Council (Hon. General Secretary: E. Vaughan Morris 1961/10/18 (18th October, 1961) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I am greatly encouraged by the contents of your letter of the 17th instant and know that the council will be thrilled to learn that you have agreed to accept its Presidency" / signed "E. Vaughan Morris". Address from: 96 Long Acre London WC2.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Russell, John. 1961/10/21 (21st October 1961) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "It is with full heart that I thank you for your patience and your charm" / signed "John R.". Address from: Hollies, Burghfield Common, nr. Reading, Berks.
Names as mentioned: "John Stainer - Keith Falkner".
Institutions as mentioned: "R.C.M." [Royal College of Music]
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
City Music Society (Chairman: Ivan Sutton) 1961/10/25 (October 25th 1961) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I now write to ask whether you will accept our presidency" / signed "Ivan Sutton (Chairman)". Address from: 41, Tower Hill, EC3.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "our first president was Edric Cundell - Elaine Shaeffer".
Institutions as mentioned: "Bishopsgate Institute - Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths - Corporation of London".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Lord Chamberlain’s Office (Lord Scarbrough) 1961/11/15 (15th November, 1961) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Thank you very much for the little tune which you have sent for the occasions when the Royal Household is toasted by the Royal Company of Archers" / signed "Scarbrough". Address from: Lord Chamberlain's Office St. James Palace SW1.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the little tune" [Toast to the Royal household] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Vyvyan, Jennifer. 1961/11/22 (22/11/61) A.S. postcard to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "Thrilled to bits with the lovely parcel" / signed "J.V.". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/11/23 (Nov. 23rd 1961) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Thank you ... for letter and invitation to become the President of the O.R.O. It is most complimentary, but I really think I mus give way to a younger composer ... I think you did wonders with your players last Saturday" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Names as mentioned: "O.R.O." [One Rehearsal Orchestra, later renamed the London Repertoire Orchestra]. Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Air Training Corps, (Commandant, A.G. Dudgeon) 1961/12/01 (1st December, 1961) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SA (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur)"): "Our first main ceremony is, you may remember, the dedication of a Banner to be presented to the Corps" / signed "TD". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "March of the Air Cadets" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/12/01 (December 1st 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to A.G. Dudgeon ("Air Commodore Dudgeon"): "This is just to let you know that Chappell will be sending you a conductors score and a set of parts of my March" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: " my March" [Call to adventure]
Institutions as mentioned: "Chappell [& Co.]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Air Training Corps, (Commandant, A.G. Dudgeon) 1961/12/04 (4th December 1961) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SA (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur)"): "I am most grateful for all the trouble you have taken on our behalf and I too look forward with pleasure to hearing the first performance of your march" / signed "TD” Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your march" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Air Training Corps, (Commandant, A.G. Dudgeon) 1961/12/19 (19th December, 1961) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SA (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur)"): "I have just heard, for the first time, your March" / signed "TD". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your March". [Call to adventure]
Names as mentioned: "Royal Air Force Band".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1961/12/23 (Dec. 23rd 1961) Photocopy of A.L.S. to A.G. Dudgeon ("Air Commodore Dudgeon"): "I am glad you like the March. I think when you hear it played by the splendid full R.A.F. Band it should sound very well" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your March". [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Royal  Amateur Orchestral Society ([Hon. secretary?]: Arthur Davison) [1962] (undated) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Please accept the admiration and thanks of R.A.O.S. for honouring us on our 90th birthday" / signed "Arthur Davison". Address from: 23, The Bridle Road, Purley, Surrey.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Things to Come".
Names as mentioned: "Mr Smalldon - Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Air Training Corps, (A.D.C. to A.G. Dudgeon, J.V. Radice) 1962/01/02 (2nd January, 1962) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("S.A.B. (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur Bliss)"): "Unfortunately the R.A.F. Director of Music is away on leave... I shall contact him and write to you again to let you know who will be responsible for rehearsing your March" / signed "Flight Lieutenant J.V. Radice A.D.C. to Air Cdre. Dudgeon". Address from: Headquarters Air Cadets, Royal Air Force, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your March" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/01/04 (January 4th 1962) Photocopy of A.L. to Coolidge Foundation (Editorial Assistant: Frances C. Gewehr) ("Mrs Gewehr"). Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: Coolidge Foundation, The Library of Congress, Washington 25 D.C.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my first string quartet - there is also a second string quartet".
Names as mentioned: "Mrs [Elizabeth Sprague] Coolidge - Pro Arte String Quartet - Antonio Brosa - Griller Quartet".
Institutions as mentioned: "Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation - University of California - Edinburgh Festival".
Provenance: Library of Congress 1987/08/10.
Air Training Corps, (A.D.C. to A.G. Dudgeon, J.V. Radice) 1962/01/10 (10th January, 1962) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SAB (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur Bliss)"): "The R.A.F. Director of Music responsible for rehearsing the March is Wing Commander J.L. Wallace" / signed "Flight Lieutenant J.V. Radice, A.D.C. to Air Cdre. Dudgeon" Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the March" [Call to adventure]
Names as mentioned: "Wing Commander J.L. Wallace, O.B.E., L.R.A.M., A.R.C.M.".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/01/29 (Jan 29th 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Eugene Goossens ("Gene"): "I am most awfully sorry to hear that you have had such a bad time... We shall miss you in the Guild" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place London.
Institutions as mentioned: "Guild of Composers [Composers Guild of Great Britain]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/02/01 (Feb 1st 1962) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Yes, of course, take the Gear. Thanks to you we have enjoyed it for a long time... The Hitchens too, if it is not a trouble, can go to Sotheby's" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "[William] Gear – [Ivon] Hitchens"
Institutions as mentioned: Sotheby's".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Air Training Corps, (Group Captain A.K. Gatward) 1962/02/06 (6th February, 1962) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Before the commandant left for Canada he asked me to convey to you how deep was the impression made by the very stirring March 'Call to Adventure'" / signed "A.K. Gatward". Address from: Headquarters, Air Cadets, Royal Air Force, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Call to Adventure". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/02/12 (Feb 12th 1962) A.L.S. to Elizabeth Elkus ("Elizabeth"): "Trudy and I are so distressed to hear about Albert's illness" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 1209 Shatlock Avenue, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
Names as mentioned: "Albert [Elkus] - Trudy". Provenance: Elizabeth Elkus 1981.07.
Coolidge Foundation (Editorial Assistant: Frances C. Gewehr) 1962/02/14 (February 14, 1962) Photocopy T.L. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Thank you for your letter of January 4th..." / signed "(Mrs) Frances C. Gewehr". Address from: Coolidge Foundation, The Library of Congress, Washington 25 D.C.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your two string quartets [no. 1 and no. 2]- Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet". Provenance: Library of Congress 1987/08/10.
Air Training Corps, (Group Captain A.K. Gatward) 1962/02/21 (21st February, 1962) Photocopy T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SA [copy for file - shorthand Sir Arthur]"): "Could you please tell me whether you are considering publishing the A.T.C. March 'Call to Adventure'" / signed "unsigned". Address from: Headquarters, Air Cadets, Royal Air Force, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Call to Adventure". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Hoffmann, Walter. 1962/02/21 (Feb. 21st) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "It is very unfortunate that I did not know before mailing my letter to you of Prof. Elkus' death": "Press cuttings concerning death of Elkus included" / signed "Walter". Address from: 1955 Jefferson St. San Fransisco 23 Cal.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Prof. [Albert] Elkus - Pauline [Hoffmann] - Mrs [Elizabeth] Elkus - Cornelia - Trudy". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/02/22 (Feb 22nd 1962) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I am very pleased to see my music down in your programme on March 6th. Would you like me to take your two young pianists through my concerto" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my concerto" [Concerto for two pianos] Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/02/23 (February 23rd 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to teh Air Training Corps, A.K. Gatward ("Group Captain Gatward"): "Chappell & Co. of 50 New Bond St W.1. are publishing the March, and it should now be in print, or very shortly" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mr L.A. Bishop - Wing Commander [J.L.] Wallace". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/02/26 (Feb 26th 1962) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Just to tell you that the picture arrived this morning and now hangs over the piano where it looks most attractive" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/02/27 (Feb 27th 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I want to thank you most warmly for the beautiful present you all have given me for my 70th birthday" / signed "Arthur".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy". Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Vyvyan, Jennifer. 1962/03/09 (9.3.62) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Now I am working really hard on the new score and simply must tell you how moving and exciting I am finding it" / signed "Jennifer". Address from: Manila Hotel Barcelona.
Bliss music as mentioned: "new score" [The Beatitudes]
Other music as mentioned: "Missa Solemnis [Beethoven]".
Names as mentioned: "Richard [Lewis] - Leon Crown".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/03/10 (March 10th 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "I am much attracted to writing a choral work on Mary of Magdala" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Mary of Magdala". Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/03/23 (March 23rd 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "I should very much like to try and get an honour for Leslie Boosey. If I initiate it, would you give me your support" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Leslie Boosey". Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Royal Philharmonic Society (Chairman: George Baker) 1962/04/02 (2nd April 1962) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "It is my great pleasure and privilege to... ask you to accept the Gold Medal of the Society." / signed "George Baker". Address from: Royal Philharmonic Society, 4 St. James's Square, London, SW1.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Institutions as mentioned: "Arts Council of Great Britain - Royal Philharmonic Society". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/05/02 (May 2nd 1962) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Many thanks for the Sotheby cheque... I want to keep the long Hartford Courant [press cutting?]... Thank you for the Times cutting - this was in the days of Frank Howes" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Ann Belair - Gerald Kelly - a 22 year old painter Kenneth Newton". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Jacques, Reginald. 1962/05/27 (27 May 1962) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I listened on the radio to 'The Beatitudes' last Friday" / signed "Reginald Jacques". Address from: 12, St. Mary Abbot's Place W8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Beatitudes". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/06/02 (June 2nd 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Will you chose one of the following days which is most convenient to yourself" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Stratford-upon-Avon Choral Society (Hon. Secretary: Winifred Smith) 1962/06/05 (5th June 1962) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I have been asked... to write and express to you the very great pleasure that it gave all of us to take part in the singing of The Beatitudes" / signed "Winifred Smith". Address from: 54 Shipston Rd. Stratford-upon-Avon.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Beatitudes".
Places as mentioned: "Coventry Cathedral".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/06/12 (June 12th 1962) Photocopy of typed transcript to Ann Dannatt ("S/P"): "How absolutely fab! This time we shall not change our minds but enjoy the beauties of the Hatch" / signed "A.E.D.B. on a musical stave".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/06/12 (June 12th 1962) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I was sorry to learn of your accident and the long painful recovery" / signed "Arthur".
Bliss music as mentioned: "I am sending you a copy of 'The Beatitudes'".
Names as mentioned: "Ann".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/06/18 (June 18th 1962) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "... I leave next day for Strasbourg" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "L.S.O. [London Symphony Orchestra - Ethel [Bliss] had a slight stroke last Friday at Droitwich - Pat [Mahoney] - Cynthia [Mahoney] arrives to-day from Jersey".
Places as mentioned: "Strasbourg - Droitwich - Athenaeum Court - Jersey - Santa Barbara".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/06/20 (June 20th 1962) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Delighted you have effected masterly plan to come to Salcombe..." / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Very sorry to hear Christine has been ill - No news from Sylvie".
Places as mentioned: "Salcombe - London - South Devon".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/06/29 (June 29th 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Could we have an inspirational evening soon about Mary of Magdala?" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Mary of Magdala".
Places as mentioned: "Worcester - Birmingham".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Air Training Corps, (Commandant, A.G. Dudgeon) 1962/07/02 (2nd July, 1962) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SA (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur)"): "The wonderful march which you wrote for us... has proved to be beyond the capacity of any of my cadet bands" / signed "TD". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "march" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/07/04 (4th July 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to A.G. Dudgeon ("Air Commodore Dudgeon"): "Thank you for your letter: we must obviously do something about this, as it was primarily for your cadet bands that the march was written... special arrangement for the cadet bands" / signed Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the march" [Call to adventure]
Institutions as mentioned: "Chappell".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bishop, L.A. 1962/07/06 Photocopy T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Following on our conversation regarding Air Commodore A.G. Dudgeon's letter to you..." / signed "L. A. Bishop". Address from: 50, New Bond Street, London, W1.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "March: Call to Adventure".
Names as mentioned: "Air Commodore A.G. Dudgeon - Mr Duthoit".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Air Training Corps, (Commandant, A.G. Dudgeon) 1962/07/06 (6th July, 1962) Photocopy carbon copy of T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("SA (shorthand for file - Sir Arthur)"): "I am getting someone to send you the precise composition of our various cadet bands" / signed "TD". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the March" [Call to adventure] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/07/09 (July 9th 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to A.G. Dudgeon ("Air Commodore Dudgeon"): "I have had a chance to talk to Chappell's about a special arrangement of my March" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my March" [Call to adventure]
Names as mentioned: "Mr Bishop".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Roest, Hans. [1962]/07/12 (12th July) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "How I wanted to go to you and say... thank you for all your beautiful music" / signed "Hans Roest". Address from: Fresialaan 18,Bennebrock, Holland.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Beatitudes".
Names as mentioned: "John Juland".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Hassall, Christopher. 1962/07/13 (Friday July 13 '62) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "1. 'The proud Egyptian' etc. On reflection I think it unwise to alter the pronouns and thus invent words for Christ" / signed "Christopher".
Bliss music as mentioned: "Mary of Magdala".
Names as mentioned: "my sister [Joan Hassall] – [Henry] Vaughan – [George] Herbert".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/07/14 (July 14th 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Thank you so much for the quick arrival of the new libretto, until I have got well started in it, I do not want to bother you" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Mary of Magdala".
Places as mentioned: "Coventry".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/07/23 (July 23rd 1962) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Delighted to get your postcard and know that you were in England." / signed "Thomas (on retired list Army Council without pension)". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Christine - Trudy".
Places as mentioned: "England - Breton".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/07/25 (July 25 1962) A.L.S. to Rowland Watson ("Mr Watson"): "It is exceedingly kind of you to send me the book of poems by E.H.W. Meyerstein" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Madam Noy".
Names as mentioned: "E.H.W. Meyerstein".
Provenance: Watson (Mrs) 1981/07/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/07/31 (July 31st 1962) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Thank you for letting me know about the Chanticleer Orchestra plans" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.

Bliss music as mentioned: "'Colour' Symphony -- my [piano] Concerto"
Names as mentioned: "Chanticleer Orchestra - L.S.O. [London Symphony Orchestra] - Trevor Barnard - [Malcolm] Sargent - record for H.M.V.".

Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/08/07 (August 7th 1962) Photocopy of typed transcript to George & Ann Dannatt ("George & Ann"): "Just to say that the Hatch is once more proving a haven of serenity and delight" / signed "Arthur". Address from: [the Hatch].
Bliss music as mentioned: "Tobias and the Angel - The Beatitudes".
Names as mentioned: "the Janacek [Glagolitic] mass".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Salter, Lionel. [1962/08] undated Photocopy of A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "You will, I hope, have heard the news by now... Tobias was just pipped at the post for the Salzburg Prize" / signed "Lionel". Address from: Grand Hotel Winkler Salzburg Modernster Hoteleubau.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Tobias [and the angel]".
Other music as mentioned: "a 'gambling opera' [Ausgerechnet und verspielt.] by Krenek, with all the latest 'random' techniques - The Cardinal [by Helmut Eder] - La Nuit du Tempo [by Marcel Francois Georges Delannoy] - Battone alla porta [by Riccardo Malipiero]".
Names as mentioned: "Svend-Erik Tarp - Earle Wild - Fran.. Spicer".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/08/30 (Aug. 30th 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Yes - I think we can clap each other on the back over 'Tobias'" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Tobias and the Angel - Mary of Magdala - The Beatitudes".
Names as mentioned: "Lionel Salter - L.S.O. [London Symphony Orchestra] - Elizabeth Harwood".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/08/31 (August 31st 1962) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Thank you so much for the book: reading the struggles of painters for self-analysis is very akin to reading those of composers" / signed "Arthur".
Names as mentioned: "Stravinsky - Terry Frost". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Three Choirs Festival (John Sanders) 1962/09/10 (Sept. 10. 1962) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Here is your 'own' copy and the registration for organ" / signed "John". Address from: 3 College Green Gloucester.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your splendid contribution to this year’s Festival". [The Beatitudes] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/09/20 (September 20th 1962) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Will you come to dinner with Trudy and Self..." / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Christine - Trudy". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/10/04 (October 4th 1962) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I am so pleased to see the 'Coulour' Sympohny in you programme after all" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "'Colour' Symphony" Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/10/06 Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Thank you so much for your letter: the words 'Holy Mary Magdalen, pray for us!' fit admirably with the last verse" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Music by Bliss inferred: Mary of Magdala Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/10/09 (Oct 9th 1962) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Thank you very much for your letter and kind invitation - I am writing for Trudy, as Susan is having rather a bad spell at the moment, and the former is kept fully occupied." / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Susan - Trudy - Karen – [Lionel] Tertis". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Howells, Herbert. 1962/10/21 (Sunday 21 Oct. 1962) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "You and Trudy were blessedly kind to us both, last Wednesday. It's simple truth that your being 'in the chair' was the making of the evening" / signed "Herbert". Address from: 3 Beverley Close Barnes, SW13.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Dorothy". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Daily Herald National Brass Band Festival (E. Vaughan Morris) 1962/10/22 (22nd October, 1962) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "A wonderful contribution by you towards a truly wonderful occasion on Saturday last" / signed "E. Vaughan Morris". Address from: 96 Long Acre London WC2.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/10/28 (Oct 28th 1962) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "Very many thanks for the revised libretto and remarks, the vocal score can now go to the engravers" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "the book of poems".
Names as mentioned: "A.D. Peters".
Places as mentioned: "Savile Club".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
East Surrey Symphony Orchestra (Music director: Anthony Ward. 1962/11/17 (17th November 1962) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "On behalf of the orchestra will you please accept this token of warmest appreciation and gratitude" / signed "Anthony Ward [Music Director]". Address from: 145, Upper Selsdon Rd., Sanderstead.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the five dances from your 'Checkmate' ballet".
Names as mentioned: "your dear wife" [Trudy Bliss]
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Royal College of Music (Director: Keith Falkner) 1962/12/20 (20th December, 1962) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "It gave me great pleasure to tell you that the President... and the Council... have approved your nomination to be made a Vice President of the Royal College of Music" / signed "Keith Falkner". Address from: Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bradford Festival Choral Society (Hon. secretary: G.S.P. Hadley) 1962/12/02 A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "May we thank you for an inspiring concert last Friday. I think the members of the chorus were somewhat keyed-up before the performance but I know they all enjoyed themselves and hope you were reasonably satisfied with the result." / signed "G. S. P. Hadley". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Beatitudes".
Names as mentioned: "Ernest Bradbury - Lady Bliss".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bradford Festival Choral Society (President: Gerald Busby) 1962/12/04 (4th December 1962) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "On behalf of the officials and members of the Bradford Festival Choral Society I express to you most sincere gratitude for your inspiration and help in enabling us to present your magnificent work "The Beatitudes" Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Beatitudes".
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss".
Places as mentioned: "Bradford".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Treorchy County Secondary School (Headmaster: Percy Griffiths) 1962/12/17 (17/12/62) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "May you be blessed - and you are - for allowing us to be under your aegis to sponsor music in this part of the world" / signed "Percy Griffiths, Headmaster". Address from: Treorchy County Secondary School.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Berg, Heinrich. 1962/12/20 (20th of December 62) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "on the 5th of December 1962 the first performance of Your wonderful concerto took place during the evening-programm of 'Norddeutscher Rundfunk Hamburg'" / signed "Heinrich Berg". Address from: Hamburg 20, Merckleweg 5.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your wonderful concerto" [Concertos, piano, orchestra, B flat major]
Names as mentioned: "Norddeutscher Rundfunk Hamburg".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1962/12/21 (December 21st 1962) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Christine - Trudy - Branson - W. [William] Gear who is Curator of Eastbourne Art Gallery – [Edward] Wadsworth - Susan - Sylvie". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.

Bliss, Arthur & Gertrude.

1962 or 1963 (undated, Christopher Hassall died 25th April 1963)

A.S. postcard to Christopher Hassall : "We thought of you with affection as we visited Herbert's church" / signed "Arthur and Trudy".

Address to: Tonford Manor, Canterbury, Kent.

 

 

Bliss music as mentioned: "M of M" [Mary of Magdala (1962-63)]
Names as mentioned: "Herbert - I. Walton".

Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992.06.

Raine, Kathleen. [1963] undated A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I think it may be possible to write a poem to music" / signed "Kath Raine". Address from: 47 Paultons Square SW3.
Music by Bliss inferred: Golden cantata Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Raine, Kathleen. [1963] undated A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Here I shall be working on the poems for the next few days" / signed "Kath Raine". Address from: Bettis... nr Bridport.
Music by Bliss inferred: Golden cantata Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Raine, Kathleen. [1963] undated A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I went last night to year Beatitudes taking five friends with me" / signed "Kathleen". Address from: 47 Paultons Square SW3.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Beatitudes".
Names as mentioned: "David Jones - the assassinaton of Kennedy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Raine, Kathleen. [1963] undated A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Mr Bliss"): "It is a great pleasure to me to think that you have liked my poems and thought of setting one to music" / signed "Kathleen Raine". Address from: 47 Paultons Square London SW3.
Other works as mentioned: "Collected Poems". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Raine, Kathleen. [1963] undated (Monday) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "You will see I have revised a little the last verses of the last poem I sent you and I send you two more" / signed "Kath Raine". Address from: 47 Paultons Square SW3.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Raine, Kathleen. [1963] undated (Saturday) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I am back and happy to know you are inspired" / signed "Kathleen Raine". Address from: 47 Paultons Square SW3.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Gertrude. 1963/01/02 [postmark] A.S. postcard to Mr, Mrs, Miss Nisbet ("Mr & Mrs Nisbet, Miss Nisbet"): "Happy New Year" / signed "Trudy". Address to: Breton, Herbert Rd. Salcombe, Devon.
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/01/03 (Jan. 3rd 1963) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Thank you for you letter and Times cutting" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Names as mentioned: "Ernest Bean mentioned in an article in the Times on 21 December 1962 on 'The ABC of Concert Giving'] - [Composers'] Guild - B.B.C. - [Alan T.] Ormrod [see letter to the Times, 1 January 1963]" Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/02/16 [postmark 16 FEB 1963] A.S. postcard to Howard Bliss ("H."): "The performance of Mary of Magdala in Worcester Cathedral is on Sunday evening September 1st... as I always conduct at these functions free, I get as many complimentary as I want" / signed "A.".
Music by Bliss as mentioned: "Mary of Magdala".
Places as mentioned: "Worcester Cathedral".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/02/20 (Feb 20th) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Thank you for the cuttings. For once the critics seem to have been forebearing. I told you wrong about the 1st performance at Worcester, is is on Monday the 2nd Sept." / signed "A.".
Music by Bliss inferred: [Mary of Magdala]
Places as mentioned: "Worcester [Cathedral]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/02/22 (February 22nd) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet: "Your brilliant flank attack on Fluoridation has not escaped the notice of the High Command, and in consequence your pay as nominal Lance Corporal (in obeyance since 1918) will be resumed - almost immediately [!!!]" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/03/01 (March 1st 1963) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "I am devastated by the thought that you had wanted the defluorization letters back, because I am afraid they have already been thrown away..." / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Private View of Christine's pictures. Now, we shall be away from England from April 9th - May 1st". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/03/14 (March 14th 1963) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher"): "About - Mary of Magdala - May I suggest the following agreement. Novellos - you - and I to share equally in all performing and mechanical rights" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Music by Bliss as mentioned: "Mary of Magdala".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Places as mentioned: "Gloucester - Hull - Birmingham".
Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/03/22 (March 22nd 1963) Photocopy of A.L.S. to R.J. Longfield ("Colonel Longfield"): "I have at last got around to doing you a special Fanfare for 2 Tpts" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "a special Fanfare for 2 Tpts" [High Sheriff’s fanfare]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/03/26 (March 26th 1963) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Richard Church ("Richard"): "Just a short note to welcome with admiration your 70th birthday" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: University of Texas at Austin via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/03/31 (March 31st 1963) A.L.S. to Woods ("Mr Woods"): "As I am going abroad in a week's time until May 1st I thought I would send you my notes on the two quintets": "[manuscript of article included]" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Checkmate - the two quintets [Oboe quintet – Clarinet quintet]".  [Notes for the World Record Club recording issued in 1963] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Dart, Thurston. 1963/04/01 (1:iv:63) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur Bliss"): "Hooray. It's like making tea: 1st, set the table (i.e. arrange for a convenient quincentenary)" / signed "Bob Dart". Address from: Jesus College, Cambridge.
Names as mentioned: "CUMS [Cambridge University Musical Society] - Ty (you) and the Phoo (La belle Raine) [referring to an engraving of two head by Wenceslas Hollar owned by Sir Arthur] - David Willcocks - Miss [Kathleen] Raine – Paddy [Hadley]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1991/09/30.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/04/?? (undated) A.S. postcard to Christopher Hassall ("Christopher") : "We thought of you here where the Mary's landed accompanied by Sara" / signed "Trudy".

Address from: [Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France]
Address to: Tonford Manor, Canterbury, Kent.

Other works as mentioned: "there is a beautiful Mary Magdalene in a painting at Aix".  Provenance: Add. 8905/- bought 1992.06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/05/02 (May 2nd 1963) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "We have just got back from a lovely sunny holiday and would like to see you if you would propose yourself for tea one day" / signed "A.".
Names as mentioned: "[Paul] Cezanne".
Places as mentioned: "Aix[-en-Provence]"
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/05/02 (May 2nd 1963) A.L.S. to Rowland Watson ("Mr Rowland Watson"): "I only returned to England yesterday to find your letter: so please forgive delay" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Madam Noy".
Names as mentioned: "Mr R.D. Gibson - Edward Wadsworth - Donald Mitchell".
Provenance: Watson (Mrs) 1981/07/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/05/06 (May 6th 1963) A.L.S. to Rowland Watson ("Mr Rowland Watson"): "It is kind of you to send me the 5 Verse letters" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Provenance: Watson (Mrs) 1981/07/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/06/24 (June 24th 1963) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "It will give me great pleasure to be known as the President of the London Repertoire Orchestra" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Names as mentioned: "London Repertoire Orchestra" Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/06/27 (June 27th 1963) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "How curious about the book: of course you must keep it, I am glad for you to have a souvenir of my father [Francis E. Bliss]" / signed "Thomas (demoted for inefficiency in the ranks)". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "my father [Francis E. Bliss] - Karen in Perth – [Fernand] Leger's etchings - C's [Christine Nisbet] prints in the Upper Grosvenor Galleries". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/07/08 (July 8th 1963) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "C's [Christine Nisbet] prints - a Canadian's (Philips [Walter J.Phillips]) mystical pictures done with [Salvador] Dali like finish". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/07/14 (July 14th 1963) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I am delighted to hear of the Gulbenkian grant" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/07/26 (July 26th 1963) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I am so pleased about the Concerto on Dec. 16th" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "[Piano] Concerto".
Names as mentioned: "Trevor Barnard".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/07/30 (July 30th 1963) A.S. postcard to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "May I keep the print of 'Leda'..." / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Raine, Kathleen. [1963]/08/[ ] (August ?) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur Bliss"): "The Golden Cantata is perfect I wish the poems were more golden" / signed "Kathleen Raine".
Bliss music as mentioned: "Golden Cantata".
Names as mentioned: "Thurston Dart".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Dart, Thurston. 1963/08/06 (6:viii:63) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss: "What is all this I hear about Part I of the new op. ?" / signed "Bob Dart". Address from: Jesus College, Cambridge.
Address to: 8 The Lane, Marlborough Place, London NW8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the new op." [Golden cantata].
Names as mentioned: "David [Willcocks]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Whiston, Eric. 1963/08/19 (19/8/63) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Two or three weeks ago Wallace Southam told me that the World Record Club were issuing your two wind quintets in August" / signed "Eric". Address from: Beech Rise Beech Lane Macclesfield.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Enchantress - The Oboe Quintet - The Clarinet Quintet". Other music as mentioned: "Piano Concerto no. 2 [Beethoven] - I love the Mozart and the Brahms [Clarinet quintets]".
Names as mentioned: "Wallace Southam - Marjorie - Norma Proctor - Leon [Goossens] – [Peter] Graeme - Melos Ensemble - the Griller [String Quartet] - Janice [?] - David [?] - Rachel Matthews - George and wife [?]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/08/19 (Aug. 19th 1963) A.S. postcard to Howard Bliss: "I fear the rehearsals for M of M at Worcester take place after you leave ..." / signed "A.".
Bliss music as mentioned: "M of M [Mary of Magdala]".
Places as mentioned: "Worcester - Worcester Cathedral - Birmingham".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Proctor, Norma. 1963/08/21 (21st August 1963) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I should like to thank you again for Monday evening... I was so sorry to flee away without a real chance to talk to you after the performance" / signed "Norma". Address from: Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Enchantress".
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss".
Places as mentioned: "Worcester".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) 1963/09/12 (12 September, 1963) T.L.S. carbon copy to Lady Bliss ("Lady Bliss") / signed "T. Levan (Mrs) [Secretary]". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Clarinet and oboe quintets".
Names as mentioned: "Alan Bush - Alan Rawstorne".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild".
Places as mentioned: "U.S.S.R.".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Carol Case, John. 1963/09/18 (18th Sept. 1963) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I do want to thank you for the marvellous experience of singing in the first performance of 'Mary of Magdala'... It was extremely kind of you to have taken so much trouble over re-writing my part for me": "[sent to 8 The Lane, and forwarded to Sir Arthur in Leeds with a covering note from Lady Bliss]" / signed "John Carol Case". Address from: Hawkins Cottage, Little Sampford, Saffron Walden, Essex.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Mary of Magdala".
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss".
Institutions as mentioned: "Three Choirs Festival".
Places as mentioned: "Birmingham".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Proctor, Norma. [1963/09/??] undated A.S. card to Arthur & Gertrude Bliss ("Sir Arthur and Lady Bliss"): "With all good wishes and my grateful thanks for your treasured memories" / signed "Norma".
Music by Bliss inferred: [probably after Mary of Magdala (first performance 9th  September 1962both sung by Norma Proctor)] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/09/29 (Sept 29th 1963) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) ("Mrs Levan"): "Would you be good enough to send me a copy of the letter sent to Mr Glock" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mr [William] Glock".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild".
Provenance: Composers Guild via Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/09/29 (September 29th 1963) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "We shall look forward to having one of Christine's pictures..." / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Christine".
Institutions as mentioned: "American Embassy".
Places as mentioned: "London".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) 1963/09/30 (30 September, 1963) T.L. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"). Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "[John] Gardner – [Malcolm] Arnold – [Ernest] Tomlinson - Mr [William] Glock".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/09/31 (Sept. 31st[sic] 1963) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I know it is difficult to acquire the now powerful World Record issues" / signed "Arthur".
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Quintets". [Oboe quintet – Clarinet quintet]
Institutions as mentioned: "World Record - H.M.V. - Decca".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Raine, Kathleen. [1963]/10/07 (Oct 7th) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I listened not only to the Golden Cantata but to the whole concert" / signed "Kathleen". Address from: 47 Paultons Square SW3.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Golden Cantata".
Names as mentioned: "Beethoven".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/10/08 (Oct 8th 1963) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Wont you come to tea one day and catch up on family news. I have brought a picture of Christine Nisbet: I have only seen a photo of it... I spent a fertile morning in the Leeds Gallery... the only time I could get off from Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 31, Collingham Road, S.W.5.
Other music as mentioned: "Waldstein sonata [no. 21, op. 53 / Beethoven] - Italian Concerto [Bach]".
Names as mentioned: "Christine Nisbet".
Institutions as mentioned: "Leeds Piano Competition".
Places as mentioned: "Leeds Gallery".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) 1963/10/15 (15th October, 1963) T.L.S. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur") / signed "T. Levan (Mrs) [Secretary]". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mr Glock - Miss Evans".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild - B.B.C.".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/10/16 (Oct. 16th 1963) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) ("Mrs Levan"): "I can manage 2.30 on either November 15th or 19th..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Glasgow Phoenix Choir (Conductor: Peter Mooney) 1963/10/17 (17-10-63) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "The General Council of my choir would regard it as a great honour if you would accept the position of Honorary President" / signed "Peter Mooney". Address from: Carwood, 5 Chanting Hall Rd, Hamilton, Scotland.
Names as mentioned: "Mr E. Rosslyn Mitchell". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/10/17 (October 17th 1963) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "We shall welcome the picture whenever it is most convenient for you to bring it" / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Christine".
Places as mentioned: "New York".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) 1963/10/21 (21st October, 1963) T.L.S. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur") / signed "T. Levan (Mrs)". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Malcolm Arnold - Ernest Tomlinson - John Gardner".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild - B.B.C.".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/10/21 (October 21st 1963) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric Crozier"): "I think the poem is a lovely one" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "these 'occasional' pieces [Cradle song for a newborn child] - The recording she made of the Pigeon song [from Pastoral ’Lie strewn the white flocks’] is one of my treasures".
Names as mentioned: "Nancy Evans".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/10/22 (Oct. 22nd 1963) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) ("Mrs Levan"): "For our preliminary discussion I can manage..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/10/25 (Oct 25th) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Grace's Birthday - Shall I organise some flowers and a message 'loving congratulations from Arthur and Howard' for this macabre party" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Grace [Crawford]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/10/27 (Oct 27th 1963) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Coolidge Foundation (Editorial Assistant: Frances C. Gewehr) ("Mrs Gewehr") / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: Coolidge Foundation, The Library of Congress, Washington 25 D.C.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Oboe quintet - my 1st String Quartet - Clarinet Quintet".
Names as mentioned: "Elizabeth Coolidge - Melos Ensemble - Griller String Quartet".
Institutions as mentioned: "Coolidge Foundation - Oxford University Press, 44 Conduit St. London - World Record Club, Parkbridge House, Little Green, Richmond, Surrey".
Provenance: Library of Congress 1987/08/10.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/11/02 (Nov 2nd 1963) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Just to thank you for your card to Grace and cheque: there will be something back on the latter" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 31, Collingham Road, S.W.5.
Names as mentioned: "Grace [Crawford] - Susan - Ann Belair".
Places as mentioned: "Birmingham".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bronson, Bud. 1963/11/02 (Saturday Morning 2 Nov. '63) A.L.S. to Arthur & Trudy Bliss ("Arthur & Trudy"): "After all the good, heart restoring mirth and happiness in being together, I would if I could put things in relative scale, and say our simple thanks ..." / signed "Bud". Address from: Park Court Hotel, 75, 76, 84 Lancaster Gate, London W.2.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Mary of Magdala". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Coolidge Foundation (Editorial Assistant: Frances C. Gewehr) 1963/11/14 (November 14, 1963) Photocopy T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "How we wish each composer represented in our lending library were as helpful..." / signed "(Mrs) Frances C. Gewehr". Address from: Coolidge Foundation, The Library of Congress, Washington 25 D.C.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mrs [V.A.] Webberley".
Institutions as mentioned: "World Record Club"
Provenance: Library of Congress 1987/08/10.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/11/19 (Nov. 19th 1963) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Mr Crozier"): "Thank you so much for the trouble you are taking over this 'berceuse'" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "this 'berceuse' [ Cradle song for a newborn child]" Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Cushing, Charles. 1963/11/22 (22 November 1963) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Having waited until today - university classes cancelled - to answer your very good note, I do so with heavy heart" / signed "Charles". Address from: 2239 Summer Street, Berkeley 9, California.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Mary of Magdala - those lovely [Two or Seven] American Songs".
Names as mentioned: "Jennifer [Cushing] - the Bronson's letter - Trudy - Elizabeth Elkus - Pignette [Cushing] - your lovely lady [Trudy]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/11/22 (Nov 22nd 1963) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) ("Mrs Levan"): "I have promised Mr Adrian Ball of 'Occasion' to write an article on the Composers Guild for his magazine" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mr Adrian Ball".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/11/24 (Nov 24th 1963) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric Crozier"): "I am afraid I am becoming a nuisance, but I have decided on your original version of the two verses" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "original version of the two verses [Cradle song for a newborn child]" Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/11/25 (Nov. 25th 1963) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Christine's beautiful painting came today..." / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Christine". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) 1963/11/26 (26th November, 1963) T.L.S. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur") / signed "T. Levan (Mrs)". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Alan Bush – Nancy [Bush]". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Gertrude. 1963/12/01 (Dec 1 1963) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "The picture came back last week. It is beautiful. We feel we must have glass on it" / signed "Trudy". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Christine". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Cohen, Harriet. 1963/12/01 (Dec. 1st) A.S. postcard to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "Overlooking this sea the Beatitudes happened": "[Picture postcard of the sea of Galilee]" / signed "Tania". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as inferred: [The Beatitudes] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/12/18 (Dec.18th 1963) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric Crozier"): "I have finished the little piece" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Cradle Song for a Newborn Child".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Vyvyan, Jennifer. 1963/12/19 (19/12/63) A.L.S. to Arthur & Gertrude Bliss ("Trudy and Arthur"): "Thank you so much for the really gorgeous flowers you sent me" / signed "Jennifer". Address from: 70 Harley House London NW1.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Piano Concerto [Concertos, piano, orchestra, B flat major.]".
Bliss music inferred: [The Beatitudes]
Names as mentioned: "Susan".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1963/12/31 (Dec 31st 1963) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "My bank manager assures me that / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/01/01 (January 1st 1964) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric Crozier"): "What a nuisance! the baby is not expected till March!!" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as inferred: [Cradle Song for a Newborn Child] Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/01/08 (January 8th 1964) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "I am delighted that the show at the Upper Grosvenor Galleries looks like being fixed" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "Runner through Time [painting]".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Christine".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/01/21 (Jan 21st 1964) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "I hope you do not mind me sending you this, as I told Wilfred Blunt that I never to my knowledge met Cockrell..." / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 31, Collingham Road, S.W.5.
Names as mentioned: "[Sidney] Cockrell - Wilfred Blunt - Dr Lindgren". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/01/27 (January 27th 1964) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Thank you very much for letting me see the forward to the catalogue: it looks excellent to me" / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Christine".
Places as mentioned: "Upper Grosvenor Galleries - London - Cornwall".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan). 1964/02/06 (6th February, 1964) T.L. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Our new Chairman...was most distressed over the proposal to demolish Vaughan Williams' old House at Dorking for property development." / signed "[T. Levan]". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Names as mentioned: "Ernest Tomlinson - Elizabeth Maconchy - Ursula Vaughan Williams".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild".
Places as mentioned: "Dorking".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/02/06 (Feb 6th 1964) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) ("Mrs Levan"): "I have signed and sent off the protest over 'White Gates'..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Dorking Festival". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/02/15 (February 15th 1964) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric Crozier"): "I do not know whether Novellos have set you a copy of our little 'Cradle Song'" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Cradle Song for a Newborn Child".
Names as mentioned: "B.B.C. Chorus".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/02/22 (Feb. 22nd 1964) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric Crozier"): "I have to trouble you once more... I am going to present The Queen with a specially bound copy of our Cradle-song... would you make a fair copy of the poem?" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Cradle Song [for a Newborn Child]".
Names as mentioned: "The Queen".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Willcocks, David. 1964/02/23 (23 February 1964) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Now that all the excitements of the past week are over I must write a line to thank you so much... for honouring the Society and Cambridge by writing the Golden Cantata" / signed "David Willcocks". Address from: King's College Cambridge.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Golden Cantata".
Names as mentioned: "Elgar - V.W. - Lady Bliss".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/03/04 (March 4th 1964) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "I thought the enclosed from yesterdays Times might interest you: A point of view at any rate" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/03/05 (March 5th 1964) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I am sorry that you have been laid up with an injured ligament" / signed "Arthur".
Names as mentioned: "Gaudia Brzeska - Rausenbacher [= Robert Rauschenberg] - Ann".
Places as mentioned: Whitechapel Gallery
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/03/05 (March 5th 1964) Photocopy of A.L.S. to William Alwyn ("Bill") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Edward Heath"
Music by others as mentioned: "Opening fanfare" [Fanfare of welcome (CISAC Conference) by William Alwyn].
Provenance: Mary Alwyn 1987 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) 1964/03/09 (9th March, 1964) T.L.S. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "You will remember giving Ernest Tomlinson some dates on which you would be available to go to the Arts Council with the Guild Working Committee" / signed "T. Levan (Mrs)". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Ernest Tomlinson". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/03/09 (March 9th 1964) Photocopy of A.L.S. to William Alwyn ("Bill"): "For the opening of C.I.S.A.C., June 15th" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Music by others as mentioned: "For the opening of C.I.S.A.C." [Fanfare of welcome (CISAC Conference) by William Alwyn].
Names as mentioned: "Lt. Col. B.H. Brown M.B.E. - The Kneller Hall trumpets".
Institutions as mentioned: C.I.S.A.C. [Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Auteurs et Compositeurs]
Provenance: Mary Alwyn 1987 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Hull Choral Union (Hon. General Secretary: Mary Lloyd Williams]) 1964/03/15 (15th March 1964) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "One finds it very difficult indeed to believe that the wonderful experience of preparation for the events of last Thursday evening are now history ... I enclose press cuttings" / signed "Mary". Address from: 18 Butcher Row, Beverley, East Yorks.
Address to: London.
Music by Bliss inferred: [Morning heroes – Mary of Magdala (performance on 12th March 1964)]
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss - Austen Hudson - Ernest Bradbury".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/03/19 (March 19th 1964) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "I should like 12 invitations to the private view..." / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "Runner through Time [painting by Christine Nisbet] will be delivered to Mr de Ville".
Places as mentioned: "Cornwall - The Old Ferry Inn, Bodinnick-by-Fowey, South Cornwall".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Elizabeth II, Queen (Private secretary, M.S. Adeane) 1964/03/20 (20th March, 1964) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Bliss"): "Thank you very much for bringing the special copy of the Cradle Song here this morning" / signed "Michael Adeane [Secretary]". Address from: Buckingham Palace.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Cradle Song [for a Newborn Child]".
Names as mentioned: "Her Majesty [Queen Elizabeth II] - Mr [Eric]Crozier".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bronson, Bud. 1964/03/21 (21 March. '64) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "You have given us so much pure joy that I have almost a sense of guilt for not writing you every other day" / signed "Bud". Address from: University of English, Berkeley 4, California.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Clarinet Q. [Clarinet quintet]".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/04/01 (April 1st 1964) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Your exhibition invitations - they look very nice - have arrived..." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Places as mentioned: "Cornwall". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/04/21 (April 21st 1964) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "The Traveller in Time [painting by Christine Nisbet]".
Names as mentioned: "Christine - I have written to Eric Newton, on The Guardian".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Curzon, Clifford. 1964/05/03 (3.v.'64) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I do think it was very kind of you to write to me after last Thursday's concert [30th April 1964: RFH, Curzon played Beethoven's Emperor concerto with the LSO]... active president of this great orchestra" / signed "Clifford". Address from: The White House Millfield Place Highgate London N.6.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Lucille". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Thomson, ?? 1964/05/14 (14 May 64) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I know there must be many like myself who would like to pay tribute to you for all you have done for music" / signed "?? Thomson". Address from: 200, Tottenham Court Road W.1.
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Holford, R Stephen. 1964/05/26 (26th May 1964) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I wrote to you once before many years ago in 1936 when I was still at school to express my enthusiasm about 'Things to Come'" / signed "R Stephen Holford". Address from: St Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate, Kent.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Things to Come - your ballets - Piano Concerto - Morning Heroes - Colour Symphony".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/06/12 (June 12th 1964) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Trudy and I are worried at you being left alone without some assistance. We are sure there are some chores we can do for you..." / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 31, Collingham Road, S.W.5.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/06/12 (June 12th 1964) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Thank you so much for the catalogues of harpsichords" / signed "Arthur".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Scottish National Institution for the War Blinded (Secretary, John C. Roberton) 1964/06/16 (16th June, 1964) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Last week I was away from the office for a few days and on my return was surprised and delighted to find your letter enclosing the music of The Linburn Air" / signed "John C Roberton". Address from: 25 Duke Street Edinburgh 1.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Linburn Air".
Names as mentioned: "Major D.F. Callander".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/06/24 (June 24th 1964) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I have already sent off for a vocal score of the Janacek and look forward immensely to studying the work" / signed "Arthur".
Music by others mentioned: "Janacek [Glagolitic mass]".
Names as mentioned: "Ann - Trudy".
Places as mentioned: "Milan. Barca d’Oro [restaurant]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/08/01 (August 1st 1964) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "My delighted congratulations on this latest high distinction. Honour has been paid where honour is due, and no one deserves it more fittingly than you" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/08/04 (August 4th 1964) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Many thanks for your note. By the same post came a card form Ethel... Karen has rented a small house for us, but her address, 181 Ardross St., Ardross, W. Australia will... get us" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 31, Collingham Road, S.W.5.
Names as mentioned: "Ethel - Trudy - Howard".
Places as mentioned: "Channel Islands - Brockenhurst - England - Perth, Australia - Australia - Japan - London".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/09/03 (Sept. 3rd 1964) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Many thanks for your letters and useful tips. The difficulty with all amateur choruses, and especially when there are several mixed together is that 75% only of the singers turn up to the majority of rehearsals -" / signed “A.”. Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Vera Henkel, now Vera Robinson".
Places as mentioned: "c/o Mrs C. Sellick, 181 Ardross St. Ardross, W. Australia - Ginza Tokyu Hotel, Tokyo, Japan - c/o Mr Bertrand Abraham, 243, Hulftsdorp St., Colombo 12, Ceylon - Hong Kong".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/09/03 (Sept. 3rd 1964) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "How good of you to write as you did! and indeed I think it good of Ann and you to come all that way to honour me... We leave for Australia" / signed "Arthur".
Names as mentioned: "Karen".
Places as mentioned: "Australia - Japan - Hongkong - Ceylon".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/10/13 (Oct 13th 1964) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "I have received an invitation from the Royal Philharmonic Society to present their Gold Medal to you on November 25th next... my tour in the Far East... may not bring me back in time" / signed "Arthur". Address from: c/o Australian Broadcasting Commission, 187-193 Adelaide Terrance, Perth , Western Australia.
Institutions as mentioned: "Royal Philharmonic Society".
Places as mentioned: "Japan - Hong Kong - Ceylon".
Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
United Nations (Secretary Genreal, U. Thant) 1964/10/30 (30 October 1964) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "The United Nations Day Concert was a most memorable event this year" / signed "U... Thant". Address from: Secretary General United Nations.
Address to: 1 Montague Street London WC1 England.
Names as mentioned: "London Symphony Orchestra - Mr [Barry] Tuckwell - Mr Fleischmann". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Britten, Benjamin. 1964/11/[ ] (undated) A.S. card to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur") / signed "Ben". Address from: The Red House.
Music by others mentioned: "Cello concerto [Shostakovich]".
Names as mentioned: "Dmitri S. [Shostakovich]".
Institutions as mentioned: "Royal Philharmonic Society. Gold Medal".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1987/01/27/1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/11/24 (November 24th 1964) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Ronald Stevenson ("Mr Stevenson"): "...your letter about Busoni... though I heard him play once or twice back in 1913 I never met him" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Names as mentioned: "[Ferruccio] Busoni".
Places as mentioned: "Australia".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/14.
Masefield, John. 1964/12/09 (December the 9th 1964) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "Please, let me send you this short word of thanks for your kind welcome to me on Monday" / signed "John Masefield". Address from: Burcote Brook Abingdon.
Names as mentioned: "Mr Clemens".
Places as mentioned: "Missouri".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/12/09 (December 9th 1964) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Thank you for the 'Old School Tie': it is astonishing how much you remember in detail" / signed "Thomas demoted to Staff Officer Base Depot (the last)". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other works  as mentioned: "Old School Tie" [by Hugh Calloway (Ulric Nisbet)}].
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Christine".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1964/12/26 (Boxing Day 1964) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "You need have no compunction about taking the enclosed..." / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Ann Belair - Grace [Crawford] - Rushworth's letter. I have not seen him and Maude [Rushworth] since Pen Pits (cousin on the Davis side of the family)".
Places as mentioned: "Glastonbury".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Fitzwilliam Museum (Director, Carl Winter) 1965/01/12 (12 January 1965) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Mr Raymond Leppard ... has handed to me the autograph Full Score of the Introduction and Allegro" / signed "Carl Winter". Address from: Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Introduction and Allegro for Full Orchestra".
Names as mentioned: "Raymond Leppard - Leopold Stokowski".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/01/12 (January 12th 1965) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Ronald Stevenson ("Mr Stevenson"): "After reading John Ogdon's letter in the Times I wrote to him asking where I could get some of your music" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Names as mentioned: "John Ogdon". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/14.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/02/08 (Feb 8th 1964 [i.e. 1965]) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : " ... I have a concert mydelf on May 4th, but perhaps if I am not away on the previous Tuesday April 27th, I could look in ... and greet the orchestra" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Names as mentioned: "[London Repertoire] orchestra". Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Johnston, Margaret. 1965/02/15 (15th February 1965) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "How can I begin to thank you for the score of 'Mary of Magdala' which was waiting for me when I got home tonight?" / signed "Margaret Johnston". Address from: Averard, 82 Marlborough Park North, Belfast.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Mary of Magdala - The Enchantress".
Names as mentioned: "The Governor [John Maxwell Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine of Rerrick] ... and Lady Erskine".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/03/18 (March 18th 1965) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "I seem to remember a Mrs Crawford at Worcester who mentioned an old friend of hers at Malvern. Well! here is the smiling M. Q. M. for what it is worth!" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mrs Crawford".
Places as mentioned: "Worcester - Malvern".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/04/27 (April 27th 1965) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "I read with interest the cuttings you sent Trudy - in bed - for I have this last fortnight had a very painful attack of gout..." / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Matthew Smith [painting] - K & family - Both girls".
Places as mentioned: "Albert Hall".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Reynish, Timothy. 1965/05/10 (10th May 1965) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Please forgive my writing to you, but knowig of your interest in young people, I wondered if I might take the liberty of asking you to become a patron of the Minehead Festival of Music" / signed "Timothy Reynish". Address from: 28 Vicarage Road, Minehead, Somerset.
Names as mentioned: "Robert Stewart - Frank Howes - Sylvia Spencer". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/05/13 (May 13th 1965) Photocopy of A.L.S. to William Alwyn ("Bill"): "regret at the council meeting today at your decision to leave the Executive and the Classification Committee" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Mary Alwyn 1987 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Moore, Patrick T. [1965?]/06/02 [postmark] A.L.S. [incomplete, lacking first page] to Arthur Bliss: "... I was most interested in your comments on your music" / signed "Patrick T. Moore". Address from: 116 North Alexandria Ave, L.A. Calif: 90004.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Things to Come - Miracle in the Gorbals - Morning Heroes - Pastoral [Pastoral ’Lie strewn the white flocks’] -- piano sonata - Music for Strings - F minor quartet [String quartet no. 2] - Meditations on a theme of John Blow - Colour Symphony - Viola Sonata - Welcome the Queen".
Names as mentioned: "Bennett - McCabe - Hoddinott".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/06/05 (June 5th 1965) Photocopy of A.L.S. to William Alwyn ("Bill"): "I am so glad you will continue on the Executive and General Council" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Mary Alwyn 1987 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/06/10 (June 10th 1965) Photocopy of typed transcript to George & Ann Dannatt ("George and Ann"): "I am writing to ask a great favour concerning the Hatch. Trudy and I will be at the Cheltenham Festival" / signed "Arthur".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/06/28 (June 28th 1965) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Ronald Stevenson ("Mr Stevenson"): "I am glad to have the article on your music" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Names as mentioned: "Donald Mitchell".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos - Faber & Faber".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/14.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/07/30 (July 30th 1965) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Richard Church ("Richard"): "I wonder whether you recall a lunch at the Savile when I introduced to you an American admirer of your works... He has since died..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "The Voyage Home".
Names as mentioned: "Albert Elkus - his widow".
Provenance: University of Texas at Austin via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Church, Richard. 1965/07/30 (30.vii.65) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I am sorry to hear of the death of the musician Albert Elkus" / signed "Richard Church". Address from: The Oast House, Curtisden Green, Cranbrook, Kent.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Gorbals ballet [Miracle in the Gorbals]".
Other works as mentioned: "that chapter in 'The Voyage Home' [Richard Church] - a new selection of essays under the title 'A stroll before Dark' [Richard Church] - Les Noces [Stravinsky]".
Names as mentioned: "Albert Elkus - T.S. Eliot - Catherina - our youngest daughter - Alec Randall - Carl Nielsen - Mozart - Bob Lusty - Dvorak - Ashley Clarke - Villa-Lobos - Rossini - Respighi - Macdowell - Granville Bantock - Handel".
Institutions as mentioned: "The John Day Co. are publishing it in the U.S.A.".
Places as mentioned: "Savile Club".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Shostakovich, Dmitri. 1965/08/02 [postmark] Telegram to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "Goriacho vas pozdravliaiu jelaiu zdroroviia i schastii [best wishes for your birthday?]" / signed "Dmitrii Schostakovick". Address from: Leningrad.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Hathaway, Sibyl. 1965/08/08 (8 AUG 65) Telegram to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "I would like to convey to you not only my appreciation but that of the inhabitants of Sark for your Commemoration Service anthem" / signed "Sibyl Hathaway". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your Commemoration Service anthem [O give thanks to the Lord]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur & Gertrude. 1965/08/15 (15 Aug 65) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt: "Loving and respectful greetings to you George on completing your half- century" / signed "Arthur and Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/08/18 (August 18th 1965) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Desmond Ratcliffe ("Desmond"): "It was very kind of you to write to me about my television programme, and I much appreciated it." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Desmond Ratcliffe via the Bliss Trust.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/09/07 (Sept. 7th 1965) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Firstly let me express my sympathy at the death of your mother" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Other music as mentioned: "the finish of your Symphony" [Symphony no 3 by Ruth Gipps]
Names as mentioned: "excellent thing to start a smaller group as well as the larger [London Repertoire] orchestra".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/09/08 (September 8th 1965) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Thank you so much for the photograph of Ann and myself - a delicious memory" / signed "Arthur".
Bliss music as mentioned: "Colour Symphony".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - D.F.T[Donald Francis Tovey]'s Companion to the art of fugue - The only art(?) of fugue I have got".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/10/08 (Oct 8th 1965) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Many thanks for letting us know of Christine's forthcoming exhibition" / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Christine". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/10/16 (Oct 16th 1965) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Thank you so much for the notices... We shall look forward to seeing you in the gallery..." / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/11/01 (Nov. 1st 1965) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I am delighted that you have been helped with the orchestral parts etc. of your new symphony" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my concerto" [Piano concerto?]
Other music as mentioned: "new Symphony" [Symphony no. 3 by Ruth Gipps]
Names as mentioned: "Frank Wiband [pianist?, spelling?]".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/11/16 (Nov. 16th 1965) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) ("Mrs Levan") / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Marianne Eichhorn".
Institutions as mentioned: "Society of Women Musicians - Composers Guild".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Rockliffe, Robert. 1965/11/24 (24th Nov 1965) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir"): "I am directed by the force of my gratitude to say to you that your existence has had a direct relationship with the satisfaction I am sometimes capable of realising in my soul" / signed "Robert Rockliffe". Address from: 122 Fern Lea Road, London SW12.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Music for Strings - A Colour Symphony - Beatitudes - quintets, oboe & clarinet".
Names as mentioned: "Arnold Schoenberg".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/11/26 (Nov. 26th 1965) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Very many thanks for remembering 'Spread No Wings'" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "Spread no Wings".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Christine".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/12/[ ] (undated Christmas card) Christmas card, printed, with note by Trudy to Ulric Nisbet ("We look forward to seeing you"): "Cover of card has facsimile of the opening of Meditations on a theme of John Blow in short score" / signed "Arthur & Trudy Bliss".
Names as mentioned: "Christine". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/12/04 (Dec. 4th 1965) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary: Topsy Levan) ("Mrs Levan") / signed "signature removed". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Professor Frank Callaway".
Institutions as mentioned: "University of Western Australia - Composers Guild".
Places as mentioned: "Perth, Western Australia [festival]".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1965/12/17 (Dec. 17th 1965) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I am so glad about the Piano Concerto: it will be a fine introduction to him playing it with me at a public concert later in the season ..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Piano concerto"
Other music as mentioned: "your IIIrd Symphony" [Symphony no. 3 by Ruth Gipps]
Names as mentioned: "him [Frank Wiband(?)]".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bristol Sinfonia (Sidney Sager) 1965/12/29 (29 December 1965) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Thank you for your letter agreeing to accept the Hon: Presidency of Bristol Sinfonia: it was most considerate of you to reply promptly..." / signed "Sidney Sager". Address from: 14, Arlington Villas, Clifton, Bristol 8.
Institutions as mentioned: "Guild Committee [Composers Guild of Great Britain] - B.B.C.". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Guest, Douglas. 1965/12/30 (30 Dec 65) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Just a note to thank you again for your magnificent Ceremonial Prelude" / signed "Douglas". Address from: 8, The Little Cloister, Westminster Abbey SW1.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Ceremonial Prelude". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.

Bliss, Arthur.

[1966?] (undated)

A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H.") : "[Letter concerned with butterflies, moths, and caterpillars from all over the world, with reference to those from India and Borneo]" / signed "A".

 

 

 

Other works as mentioned: "'Terrace & Courtyard Gardens' by A.D.B. Woods" [published in 1965, 2nd edition 1970].
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".

Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.

Bliss, Arthur. 1966/01/26 (January 26th 1966) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I am very sorry to realise that you have been laid up ill so long" / signed "Arthur".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Ann". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Crozier, Eric. 1966/02/22 (22.ii.1966) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "How prodigal of you, to throw off lines that have all the beauty and immediacy of a lyric poem, and then simply forget!" / signed "Eric". Address from: Church Field Cottage, Great Glemham, Saxmundham, Suffolk.
Names as mentioned: "Verdi – [Victor] Gollancz – [Harold] Rosenthal - Alan Herbert". Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/02/23 (Feb. 23rd 1966) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Can you let me know ... when you are goind to rehearse your new Symphony?" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Other music as mentioned: "new Symphony" [Symphony no. 3 by Ruth Gipps] Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/03/21 (March 21st 1966) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I am so glad the Symphony west well ... I was much impressed by he 3 movements I heard ..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Other music as mentioned: "the Symphony" [Symphony no. 3 by Ruth Gipps] Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/04/15 (April 15th 1966) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Thomas". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "And Some have Faith" [by P. St. Vaast (Ulric Nisbet)]
Names as mentioned: "Sylvie - Trudy's sister [Pauline Hoffmann] - Mr & Mrs John Moore - Miss Joyce & Miss Christine Arnold - The Bishop of Worcester [Mervyn Charles-Edwards] - Mrs Charles-Edwards - Christine - Trudy".
Places as mentioned: "California - Egypt - Syria - Bourton-on-the-Water - Lower Mill Farm, nr. Tewkesbury - Hale Cottage, Stroud - The Bishop’s House, Hartlebury Castle, Worcester".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Mayer, Robert. 1966/05/06 (6/5/66) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "In spite of my fight against senility it has clearly overcome me else I would have acted on the note in my diary" / signed "Robert". Address from: Albergo Excelsior Porto D'Ischia Napoli.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Rout".
Names as mentioned: "Edwin Evans - Dorothy [Mayer] - Trudy".
Places as mentioned: "Salzburg - Austria".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/06/05 (5th June 1966) T.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Thank you so much for your letter and programme ..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Introduction and Allegro".
Other writings as mentioned: "you are to write and article on me for the summer 'Composer' paper" [article by Ruth Gipps]
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/07/25 (July 25th 1966) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Thank you for your letter. I am very sorry to hear about your husband's illness" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Names as mentioned: "your husband [Robert Baker]". Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman, Adrian Cruft) 1966/07/30 (Saturday July 30 1966) T.L. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "May I on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Guild wish you many happy returns of your birthday..." / signed "Adrian Cruft". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "piano concerto".
Names as mentioned: "L.S.O. [London Symphony Orchestra] - Lady Bliss".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild [Composers Guild of Great Britain] - Proms".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain. 1966/08/02 [postmark] Telegram to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "I and my husband send you our warm congratulations and good wishes on your seventy-fifth birthday" / signed "Elizabeth R.". Address from: Buckingham Palace.
Address to: 8 The Lane Marlborough Place London NW3.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/08/03 (3rd August 1966) T.L.S. to David Salter ("David Salter"): "It was such a pleasure to get your very kind greetings on my seventy- fifth birthday" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/08/03 (3rd August, 1966.) T.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman, Adrian Cruft) ("Mr Cruft"): "It was such a pleasure to get your very kind greetings on my seventy -fifth birthday" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "my wife". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/08/03 (August 3rd 1966) A.S. postcard to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Many thanks for your birthday note" / signed "Thomas (permanently retired from H.Q.)". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/08/04 (Aug 4th 1966) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Miss Wolff"): "I am very pleased that you are preparing my Sonata" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Sonata" [Piano sonata]. Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/08/04 (Aug. 4th 1966) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Many thanks for D.F.T.[Donald Francis Tovey] I have been reading it with much interest and slight depression. To think that having written all those works, nothing ... remains but his programme notes on other peoples! ... enclosing a photo of me lolling in a garden chair at Heathmere 1917(?)" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "D.F.T. [Donald Francis Tovey] - Nellie [Davis] – Betty [Elizabeth Davis]".
Places as mentioned: "Swanage - Heathmere".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Britten, Benjamin. 1966/08/04 (August 4th 1966) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "When one is very young, tales of one's elders youthful exploits set one's sympathy vibrating strongly..." / signed "Ben". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Rout - Conversations - Madam Noy".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C. - British Council - P.R.S.".
Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/08/16 (August 16th 1966) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I was very touched by your generous tribute to me in the 'Composer' on my 75th birthday..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Other writings as mentioned: "your generous tribute to me in the 'Composer'" [article by Ruth Gipps] Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/08/19 (Aug 19th 1966) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Just a note to tell you that the framed original letter in Ben's handwriting facing me on the wall in my music room will be a treasure indeed" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my 'Memoires'" [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "Ben [Britten].
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/08/31 (August 31st 1966) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Ronald Stevenson ("Mr Stevenson"): "I am delighted that your Passacaglia is having such a success" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Music by others as mentioned: "Passacaglia" [by Ronald Stevenson] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/14.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/09/08 (Sept. 8th 1966) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I am delighted to hear of your husband's good recovery" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Names as mentioned: "your husband [Robert Baker]". Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bourne-Newton, Cyril. 1966/09/11 (11/9/66) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Thank you very much for replying so quickly to my letter; it has been of very great help to me in arranging the order & balance of the various symphony concerts in close proximity to Sunday, November 20th." / signed "Cyril Bourne-Newton". Address from: 10, Sackville Gardens, Hove, 3.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Meditations [on a theme by John Blow] - Checkmate – [Miracles in the] Gorbals – [Pastoral] Lie Strewn the White Flocks - Music for Strings".
Names as mentioned: "Leslie Stening".
Institutions as mentioned: "Brighton and Hove Gramophone Society - Lyrita [recording company]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/10/30 (Oct 30th 1966) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "I was desperately trying to finish a film score..." [Royal palace music]
Names as mentioned: "Christine".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Lotbiniere, Anthony de. 1966/11/02 (2nd November, 1966) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "This is just to tell you how absolutely delighted I am with your music" / signed "Anthony de Lotbiniere". Address from: B.B.C. Television Centre Wood Lane London W12.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your music" [Royal palace music]
Places as mentioned: "America".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Parkinson, Harold. 1966/11/05 (5/XI/66) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Thank you very much for sending me the scores of your Fanfares" / signed "Harold Parkinson". Address from: 10 Nutcroft Grove Fetcham Leatherhead Surrey.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Three Jubilant Fanfares – Miracle [in the Gorbals] - Music for Strings - Checkmate suite".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Chaffer, John. 1966/11/06 (6th November 1966) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "I have owned a copy of the World Record Club recording of your Clarinet Quintet for some time now, and at long last have plucked up the courage to write to you." / signed "John Chaffer". Address from: 16 York Place, Harrogate, Yorks.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Clarinet Quintet - Oboe Quintet - Violin Concerto".
Names as mentioned: "Wilfred Brown".
Institutions as mentioned: "World Record Club - R.C.M. [Royal College of Music]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/11/11 (Nov. 11th 1966) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Many thanks for so kindly letting me know about the good playing at last Saturday's concert" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Introduction and Allegro". Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/11/17 (Nov. 17th 1966) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Ronald Stevenson ("Mr Stevenson"): "I am sending your correspondence on to the Committee of the Composer's Guild" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Institutions as mentioned:  "Composer's Guild" [Composers Guild of Great Britain] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/14.
Samuel, Coral. 1966/12/11 (11/12/66) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I feel very honoured that you allowed me to see these delightful mementoes" / signed "Coral". Address from: 19 Melbury Road Kensington W14.
Names as mentioned: "your father [Francis E. Bliss]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1966/12/21 (Dec. 21st/66) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Miss Wolff"): "I shall look forward to hearing you play my Sonata" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my [piano] Sonata". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.