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Arthur Bliss Archive

Letters - part 6

Letters to and from Arthur Bliss written between 1966 and the end of 1971

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, Howard. 1966/?? (undated) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("A."): "Dan Leno and Herbert Campbell. We saw them together in the Christmas 'panto' ..." / signed "H.". Address from: 31, Collingham Road, S.W.5.
[Notes on theatre, holidays and other memories of childhood, presumably sent to Arthur during the writing of As I remember]
Music by Bliss as mentioned: "Children's dances introducing TV half hour about antiques
Works by others as mentioned: "[Pantomimes]: Sleeping beauty ; Bluebeard ; Mother Goose ; Humpty Dumpty ; Jack and the Beanstalk - Tempest [Shakespeare]- Merry wives of Windsor [Shakespeare] - Edwin Drood - Oliver Twist - Julius Casear - Anthony and Cleopatra - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Winter's Tale - Merchant of Venice - Midsummer Night's Dream - Hale's Tours, our first movie near Oxford Circus - The Corsican Brothers - Hamlet - Lyons Mail - The seven keys fo Baldpate - The Message from Mars - The Man from Blankleys - San Toy
Names as mentioned: "Cook Hay - Grandfather - father - Beerbom Tree ... in the Tempest - Constance Collier - H.B. Irving - Ellen Terry - May Rocke - Trudy - Ba[rbara] - Martin Harvey - George [Bliss] - Charles Hawtrey - Sarah Bernhardt - Lewis Waller - Sousa's band - Lord Roberts - Queen Victoria - Kennard - Busoni in his bearded days, 1905 perhaps - Susan - Michael".
Places as mentioned: "Shanklin, Isle of Wight - Great Gaddesden Rectory - Sunnydown School, Hog's Back, Guildford - Edwin Ralph Rectory, Herefordshire - Cradley Rectory - Sidmouth - Venice and Lugano - Clugunford House, Clugunford, near Craven Arms - Street Court, Leominster - Yatton Court, near Leominster - Hastings - Paris and Territet - Pen Pits - Swanage - Harrogate - Old Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly - Olympia - Regent Street - Swears and Wells - Hyde Park - Mrs Wilkinson's School in Orme Square - Wormwood Scrubs - Empire Hotel, Buxton - riding school in Gloucester Mews - Captian Chiosso's Gymnasium in Westbourne Grove".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/01/06 (January 6th 1967) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "I am so glad you are our Chairman for this coming year" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Knot of Riddles - Colour symphony".
Names as mentioned: "L.R.O. [London Repertoire Orchestra] - Richard Edwards"
Names inferred: our Chairman [of the Composers Guild of Great Britain].
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/01/13 (Jan.13th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Alas! I have struggled and striven, but the years press and I age" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss works as mentioned: "the rough vignettes I have sketched". [As I remember] Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
British Broadcasting Corporation Club Gramophone Society (Chairman:.G.W. Leader) 1967/01/23 (23rd January 1967) Ralph T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "As so many of our members have expressed their appreciation of your recent visit to us... We were extremely grateful to you for giving us such a lucid account of the work..." / signed "G. W. Leader, R. L. Lawes, Jean Vernon, Judith Johnson, Joan M. Dawes, Donald Street, David A. Stinson".  Address from: Yalding House, 156, Great Portland Street, London, W1.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/01/06 (Jan. 25th 1967) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "... I am so disapponted not be be at home ... and listen to your programme"" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "[Knot of] Riddle[s]".
Names as mentioned: "Muir Matthieson - B.B.C. - Richard Edwards - Herbert Howells had had a serious accident".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/01/28 (January 28th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "You shall have before the week is out 1500 - 1800 typed words from my reminiscences" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss works as mentioned: "my reminiscences". [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "One of the most interesting historical characters I know is [Johann Wolfgang von] Goethe".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/02/03 (Feb. 3rd 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Here it is for what it is worth - I think it would look better if some of the paragraphs were joined together" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss works as mentioned: "paragraphs". [As I remember] Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Farrell, Edward J. 1967/02/06 (6 February '67) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "We are all very sorry to hear that you will not be able to be with us on the 24th" / signed "Edward J. Farrell and the Lehigh University Board Executive Committee [ list of undersigned names]".  
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/02/06 (Feb. 6th 1967.) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman, Ruth Gipps) ("Ruth") / signed "Arthur Bliss".
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Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London
Names as mentioned: "Richard Crossman – [William] Glock".
Institutions as mentioned: "Performing Rights Society - B.B.C. - M.P.A. - Composers Guild".
Places as mentioned: "London".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Elkus, Jonathan. 1967/02/27 (27 II 67) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "The concert went very well Friday evening, and we are repeating the program in its essentials Saturday evening at Wilson College in Chambersburg" / signed "Jon". Address from: Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Bliss music as mentioned: "new record of your oboe and clarinet quintets - music for The Royal Palaces on television".
Names as mentioned: "Mickey [Elkus] - Trudy".
Provenance: Elizabeth Elkus 1981.07.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/02/07 (Feb. 7th 1967) A.S. postcard to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "By all means let us call this first excerpt 'First Pages' - my other suggestion was only a flyer" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "my 'First Pages'" [As I remember]
Other music as mentioned: "Apollo".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/02/08 (Feb 8th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I entrust these early photographs to your tender care" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "my 'First Pages'" [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "my father [Francis E. Bliss]".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Howells, Herbert. 1967/02/16 (16 Feb. 1967) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Your own queries about the long-ago at RCM" / signed "Herbert". Address from: 3 Beverley Close, Barnes, SW13.
Other music as mentioned: "the Suite [each composer wrote one movement: Howells - Overture, Warren - Alla Mazurka, Gurney - Lament, Bliss - Scherzo, Benjamin - March]".
Names as mentioned: "Tommy Beecham - 'Bublum' (H[erbert] H[owells]) - 'Bunny' (Purcell Warren, killed in 1st World War) - 'Bartholomew' (Ivor Gurney) - 'Benjy' [Arthur Benjamin?] - the Goossens family - Trudy – [Charles Villiers] Stanford - Malcolm Davidson".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/02/27 (February 27th 1967) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Ronald Stevenson ("Mr Stevenson"): "Yours is an excellent letter to the British Council and I am very happy to sign it" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/14.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/03/07 (March 7th 1967) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman,Ruth Gipps) ("Wid"): "I am afraid I cannot manage the afternoon of 9th April to take the chair over film contract." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Royce Whale - Denis de Freitas". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Howells, Herbert. 1967/03/19 [postmark] Envelope to Arthur Bliss: "envelope only in Howells autograph". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary, Elizabeth Yeoman) 1967/03/30 (30th March, 1967) T.L.S. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur") / signed "Elizabeth Yeoman". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Dr [Ruth] Gipps - Sir Jack Westrup".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C. Central Music Advisory Committee".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/03/30 (March 30th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I wonder whether when you have done with it you could send me back the original typescript of my article" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
[Which artile?] Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/04/01 (April 1st 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I am taking your most handsome offer (with literally - for you I fear, fatally" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "I am sending another wad of my life". [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "[James Elroy] Flecker's poem is marvellous. I shall set it as a madrigal (with action) - George Moore's work. He once gave me a handsome copy of a short phantasy 'Peronik the Fool'...".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Howard. 1967?/04/02 (April 2nd.) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("A -"): "Biographical information for As I Remember" / signed "H". Address from: 31, Collingham Road, London, S.W.5.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Rout".
Other music as mentioned: "Hall of the Mountain Kings" [Grieg]
Names as mentioned: "Lady Ross - Sir Denison Ross - Sir Nigel Playfair - Grace Crawford - Desire Defauw - Gladys Moger - father [Francis E. Bliss] - Nettie Carpenter - Anton Rubio – [Pablo] Casals - George [Bliss] - Wilhelm Sachse - Arnold Trowell - J. E. Hambleton - P. N. Anstruther".
Institutions as mentioned: "Lyric Hamersmith".
Places as mentioned: "21 [Holland Park] - Greencroft Gardens, N.W.6. [Sachse residence] – Bilton [Grange School]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Harland, Peter J.B. 1967/04/12 (12/4/67) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "How very exciting to hear about the autobiography. Regarding dates and Pen Pits" / signed "Peter". Address from: Justins, Piddinghoe, Sussex.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "the autobiography" [As I remember]
Places as mentioned: "Pen Pits".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/04/12 (April 12th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Your comments and corrections are a great help, and I am most grateful to you" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "A.D. Peters – [Josef] Holbrooke – [Arnold] Bennett – [Nigel] Playfair".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/04/13 (April 13th 1967) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "Thank you so much for your letter: my young friends greatly enjoyed the concert ... and the chance o metting with you" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Writings about Bliss as mentioned: "There is no book about my music, though in last August 'Musical Times' ('Arthur Bliss 75th birthday number') there is a complete list of my works - if ... you like to undertake a critical survey I shall regard it as a frest compliment".
Bliss writings as mentioned: "I am engaged now in writing my autobiography". [As I remember]
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Harland, Peter J.B. 1967/04/24 (24/4/67) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "We have found the photographs and will be sending them up to you tomorrow" / signed "Peter". Address from: Justins, Piddinghoe, Sussex.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "your Autobiography". [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Wadsworth - Paul Nash - Lisa [Harland] - Diana McVeagh - Gerald Finzi".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/04/28 (April 28th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "This is bad news about your hands..." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "You shall certainly have another 15000 or so words of my memoires" [As I remember].
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/05/03 (May 3rd 1967) A.L.S. to Nancy Evans (Mrs Crozier) ("Nancy"): "Thank you for your helpful letter. I have asked Blackwells of Oxford to send Eric at the Nursing Home the new art books you mentioned" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Eric". Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/05/11 (May 11th 1967) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "... much success to the concert: sorry to have to miss it" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Other works as mentioned: "the crayon drawring of me for 10 Stratford Place [Guild of Composers of Great Britain] is now being framed Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/05/21 (May 21st 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I am despatching another load of memoires to youfor your candid comments" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/05/31 (May 31st 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "You are a help to me... Your 'little quibbles' are, in reality, vibrant criticisms" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Pidgeon Song". [Pastoral 'Lie still the white flocks']
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "A.D. Peters - and Nancy's voice [Nancy Evans (Mrs Crozier)] singing the Pigeon Song will delight audiences in Vancouver & Florida".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/06/04 Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I have been reading 'Mount Analogue' with much pleasure" / signed "Arthur".  
Other works as mentioned: "Mount Analogue" [by Rene Daumal]. Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/06/10 (June 10th 1967) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman, Ruth Gipps) ("Ruth") / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Colour Symphony".
Institutions as mentioned: "World Music Bank - Composers Guild".
Places as mentioned: "Canada".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman,Ruth Gipps) 1967/07/17 (17th July, 1967) T.L. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur") / signed "Ruth". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "John Blow Meditations" [Meditations on a theme by John Blow]
Works by others as mentioned: "Symphony [by Richard Rodney Bennett] - Divertimento [by Lennox Berkeley]".
Names as mentioned: "Mr. [Igor] Buketoff - Lord Goodman [Arnold Abraham Goodman] - Sir Jack Westrup - L.R.O.".
Institutions as mentioned: "Music Information Centre - B.B.C. Music Advisory Committee - Composers Guild".
Places as mentioned: "U.S.A.".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/07/28 (28th July, 1967.) T.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman, Ruth Gipps) ("Wid"): "...the framed crayon portrait of myself is ready for you..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "John Blow Meditations [Meditations on a theme by John Blow] - Colour Symphony".
Names as mentioned: "Lord Goodman [Arnold Abraham Goodman]".
Institutions as mentioned: "Music Information Centre".
Places as mentioned: "London".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/07/30 (July 30th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I am back from my arduous tour in Canada and the U.S.A." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "more excerpts of my autobiography" [As I remember]
Places as mentioned: "Canada - U.S.A.".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/08/03 (August 3rd 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I am sending under registered post pages 131-271, inclusive, of 'my story'" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "'my story'". [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "Your alarming experience in Westmorland = my wife's, & mine, just married, in the Peak District - on Langdale Pike or Peak, in a dense mist and separated".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.".
Places as mentioned: "California - Peak District".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/08/04 (August 4th 1967) Photocopy of typed transcript to Ann Dannatt ("Sly-Pussy"): "Thank you and George for a very happy evening" / signed "Arthur".  
Names as mentioned: "George". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman,Ruth Gipps) 1967/08/10 (10th August, 1967) T.L. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur") / signed "Ruth": "A young friend ... works in the library at Chester's has ... found a pencil score and a set of parts of your "Captions" there, although the work is not listed in Chester's catalogue; he does not know if the score is in your writing but thinks maybe it should be returned to you. Would you like to send some instructions? His name is Bernard Robinson ..." Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Captions - Colour Symphony".
Names as mentioned: "Adrian Cruft - Bernard Robinson".
Institutions as mentioned: "Chester Music Publishers (Chester’s) - British Council - Music Information Centre".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Dearne Youth Orchestra (David A. Salter) 1967/08/16 (16.viii.67) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "You may remember that on the occasion of your seventy-fifth birthday I wrote to you... We would be greatly honoured if you would accept the office of President of our orchestra" / signed "David A. Salter". Address from: Hillside Millhouses Street Hoyland Barnsley.
Names as mentioned: "Dearne Youth Orchestra". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/08/17 (August 17th 1967) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Dearne Youth Orchestra (David A. Salter) ("Mr Salter"): "Thank you for your kind letter. I shall be very pleased to have my name appear as President" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Names as mentioned: "Dearne Youth Orchestra". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/08/23 (August 23rd 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I feel just a tinge of anxiety as to whether the pages of my 'Life' ever reached you" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "my 'Life'". [As I remember] Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Dearne Youth Orchestra (David A. Salter) 1967/08/28 (28.viii.67) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "On behalf of the Dearne Youth Orchestra may I cordially thank you for your recent letter accepting the office of President of the orchestra" / signed "David A. Salter". Address from: Hillside Millhouses Street Hoyland Barnsley.
Names as mentioned: "Dearne Youth Orchestra". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/09/02 (Sept. 2nd 1967) Photocopy of A.L.S. to William Alwyn ("Bill") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild of Great Britain". Provenance: Mary Alwyn 1987 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/09/07 (Sept. 7th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "It was very good of you to take so much trouble over these war letters of mine" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "Samuel Johnson".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/10/09 (Oct 9th 1967) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "I should like to have copies of each of your two last new documents" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "I wish I had known Sylvie had been in hospital - Trudy".
Places as mentioned: "Cheral Place".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/10/09 (Oct. 9th 1967) Photocopy of A.L.S. to William Alwyn ("Bill") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Leslie [Boosey] – [Harold] Macmillan". Provenance: Mary Alwyn 1987 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/10/11 (October 11th 1967) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Thank you ... for sending me the amended letter, which I have signed and posted to-day to the D.G. of the B.B.C." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Meditations" [Meditations on a theme by John Blow]
Other names as mentioned: "B.B.C. - Bill Alwyn - M.I.C. [Music Information Centre] - Mary Plumstead".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Malta. Ministry of Education Culture & Tourism (Minister: P. Borg Oliver) 1967/10/11 (11th October 1967) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "It has been an honour and a pleasure to attend the Orchestral Concert held on Friday" / signed "P. Borg Oliver". Address from: Valletta Malta.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Manoel Theatre Orchestra". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/10/12 (October 12th 1967) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Richard Turbet ("Mr Turbet"): "I shall be glad to see you here on Tuesday morning" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/10/17 (Oct 17th 1967) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other works as mentioned: "your book" [Super-sense: a beginning / by Hugh Calloway (Ulric Nisbet)].
Names as mentioned: "Christine".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/10/18 (Oct 18th 1967) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Maasalo ("Mr Maasalo"): "At Miss Marguerite Wolff's request I send you a few notes on my Sonata" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my [Piano] Sonata - Piano concerto".
Names as mentioned: "Marguerite Wolff - Noel Mewton-Wood".
Places as mentioned: "Helsinki - Finland - Malta".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/10/18 (Oct. 18th 1967) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman, Ruth Gipps) ("Wid"): "In your last communication I see that wives of the members...cannot be included, owing to lack of space" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Institutions as mentioned: "Music Information Centre - Composers Guild". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman,Ruth Gipps) 1967/10/19 (19th October, 1967) T.L. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "...while consorts in general could not be invited, the two exceptions should be the President's wife and the Chairman's husband!" / signed "Ruth". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "wife [Trudy Bliss] – Robert [Baker, Ruth Gipps’ husband]". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Samaritan Housing Association Ltd. (Secretary to D. Schonfield: Susan E. James) 1967/10/20 (20th October, 1967) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "As requested, I am enclosing the Samaritan Housing Association brochure" / signed "S. E. James". Address from: 340 Richmond Road East Twickenham Middlesex.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mr F.P.B. Mais". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/10/20 (Oct 20th 1967) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Yehudi Menhuin".
Places as mentioned: "2, The Grove, Highgate Village, London".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Schonfield, Daniel. 1967/10/25 (25th October 1967) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Your letter... addressed to Mr. Schonfield was unfortunately received after he died suddenly" / signed "A. Goodman". Address from: 340 Richmond Road Twickenham Middx.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mrs Schonfield - Oliver Cromwell - Edward I - Sir Keith Joseph - Mrs James - Sir Philip Hay". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur & Gertrude. 1967/10/26 [postmark] Photocopy telegram to Marguerite Wolff ("Margarete Wolff"): "Margarete Wolff chez Kai Massala oy yleis Radio Fabia ninkati HLS" / signed "Arthur & Trudy". Address from: London.
Bliss music inferred: [Piano sonata] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Berg, Heinrich. 1967/11/01 (1. November 1967) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Artur [sic]") / signed "Heinrich Berg". Address from: 2 Hamburg 61, den Merckelweg 5.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Klavierkonzert" [Piano concerto]
Names as mentioned: "Staatliche Rundfunk-Orchester (of Czech Radio) [Symfonický orchestr Čs. rozhlasu] - den Bayerischen Rundfunk Munchen [Bayerischer Rundfunk. Orchester] - Frau Marie Wollmanova – [Hans] Schmidt-Isserstedt - Bamberger Sinfoniker [Bamberger Symphoniker] - Peter Richter".
Places as mentioned: "Staatlichen Runfunks PRAHA, Vinohradska 12 - Hamburg".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/11/05 (Nov 5th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "...as I am now approaching the end of my reminiscences, I should very much like your opinion of some of the remaining bits" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "my reminiscences" [As I remember] Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/11/06 (November 6th 1967) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Richard Turbet ("Mr Turbet"): "Thank you very much for sending me the excellently written - and kind - article on me." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Names as mentioned: "Miss Bee Mooney" [Beatrice Mooney] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Raine, Kathleen. 1967/11/08 (Nov 8th 1967) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "By all means make any use of anything I wrote... I was not at all satisfied with my own share" / signed "Kathleen Raine". Address from: 47 Paultons Square SW3.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/11/08 (November 8th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Taking you at your veritable word, a whack of package by registered mail is on the way" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember] Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/11/08 (November 8th 1967) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman,Ruth Gipps) ("Ruth"): "I was greatly touched by your gift last night..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild - Music Information Centre - Composers Guild". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/11/13 (Nov 13th 1967) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "Just to confirm Tueday Nov 21st" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Places as mentioned: "Finland". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/11/13 (November 13th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I know what you mean by 'keeping my guard up with the reader'" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "'My life recalled'". [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "I have never suffered from syphilis, like Beethoven or [Charles] Baudelaire - sex perversion like [Algernon Charles] Swinburne - experimented with dope like [Alex] de Quincy - I have not even committed murder like [Carlo] Gesualdo".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/11/16 (November 16th 1967) Photocopy of typed transcript to George & Ann Dannatt ("Both"): "What a delicious evening... I had almost forgotten what a pleasure theatre going could be" / signed "Arthur".  
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/11/28 (Nov. 28th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I am sponging on your kindness, and sending under separate registered post the last pages of my story 333 - 350" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/11/30 (November 30th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Very many thanks for your quick and helpful return of my pages" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my pages" [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy – Nancy [Evans (Mrs Crozier)]".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/12/04 (December 4th 1967) A.S. postcard to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Very sorry about the second operation - May it be the last" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy – Nancy [Evans (Mrs Crozier)]". Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/12/11 (Dec 11th 1967) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "She [Mildred Bronson] greatly admired Christine's picture in our living room" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "Heritage".
Names as mentioned: "Mildred Bronson - Christine - Trudy".
Places as mentioned: "Berkeley, California - Canada".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/12/15 (Dec. 15th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric Fenby ("Mr Fenby"): "Would you think me very ungrateful if I asked to be excused Trusteeship of the Centre" / signed "signature removed". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Institutions as mentioned: "Music Information Centre". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/12/15 (Dec 15th 1967) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "It is splendid news about the show at the Qantes Gallery" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Places as mentioned: "Qantes Gallery". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/12/15 (December 15th 1967) A.L.S. to Eric & Nancy Crozier ("dear both"): "How kind of you to send us 'Early to Rise'" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Works by others as mentioned: "Early to rise" [by Hugh Barrett] Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/12/15 (December 15th 1967) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "Thank you for an exquisite dinner and delightful company" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Sonata" [Piano sonata]
Names as mentioned: "Basil Ramsey - Emmie Tillett".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos - Pye".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1967/12/19 (December 19th 1967) Photocopy of typed transcript to Brown ("Mr. Brown"): "I want to write and thank you for your kind arrangements for our comfort last Saturday evening... I was so struck with the professional standard of the choir that on the next morning I began sketching out some music for them" / signed "Arthur Bliss".  
Names as mentioned: "my wife – Sheila [Mossman] – the choir [Orpington Junior Singers]". Provenance: Orpington Junior Singers Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/01/06 (Jan. 6th 1968) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Could you tell me the approximate time... you would like me to open Christine's show" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "The Queen [Elizabeth II] - Christine".
Places as mentioned: "Royal College of Music - Qantes Gallery".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/01/06 (January 6th 1968) Photocopy of typed transcript to Sheila Patricia Mossman ("Sheila"): "Thank you very much for your kind letter - and for the two suggestions: they are both undoubted improvements and I have adopted them" / signed "Arthur Bliss".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "I shall send down later a setting of a beautiful prayer to 'The miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague'" [Prayer to the infant Jesus]
Names as mentioned: "Mr Brown".
Provenance: Orpington Junior Singers Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/01/07 (January 7th 1968) Photocopy of typed transcript to Sheila Patricia Mossman ("Sheila"): "Your concert has obviously started me writing again and I am sending down to you, under registered envelope, a fourth item - for special use in churches" / signed "Arthur Bliss".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "I have composed it for three voices and choir" [Prayer to the infant Jesus] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/01/12 (January 12th 1968) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I am writing for Trudy also, to thank you for so kindly typing out Hardy's poem 'In the British Museum'" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
  Other music as mentioned: "In the British Museum".
Names as mentioned: "Howard [Bliss] - Miss Grace Bliss (American cousin) - Kathleen Long - Keith Falkner - Joy Finzi".
Institutions as mentioned: "Musicians Benevolent Fund - R.C.M. [Royal College of Music]".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/01/13 (Jan. 13th 1968) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "6.30 on February 20th couldn't be better!" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Christine". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/01/16 (Jan. 16th 1968) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Yes - let me have (say) 20 invitations and I will send them out under my own name..." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "the Menhuins [Yehudi & Mrs Menhuin]". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/01/19 (January 19th 1968) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "... after seeing Keith Falkner yesterday, I have written to Donald Gowing, Gen. Sec. of the Musicians Benevolent Fund about Kathleen Long" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Nancy - Trudy". Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Fry, Christopher. 1968/01/20 (January 20 1968) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Yes of course use the four lines: my recompense shall be that up to a certain number of copies sold we shall come to tea with you" / signed "Christopher". Address from: The Toft, East Dean nr. Chichester.
Other music as mentioned: "The Tenant at Wildfell Hall" [television script by Christopher Fry]
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss - Phyl [Phyllis Fry] - D.H. Lawrence - Eleanor Farjeon".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/01/27 (January 27th 1968) Photocopy of typed transcript to Sheila Patricia Mossman ("Sheila"): "Thank you for your nice letter. Here is the song 'For the very young in the Orpington Junior Singers'. Feel free to criticise it in any way you like to make it more suitable" / signed  
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Song". [One, two, buckle my shoe]
Names as mentioned: "Orpington Junior Singers".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novello Publishers".
Provenance: Orpington Junior Singers via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Chapel Royal Choral Foundation ([Secretary?], E. Halsbury) 1968/01/29 (29 January 1968) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "After the Annual General Meeting in October, several members of the Association of Friends expressed their willingness to help, if they could be given some idea of ways in which they could be of some use" / signed "E. Halsbury". Address from: The Queen's House, H.M. Tower of London, EC3.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/02/06 (Feb. 6th 1968) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "I have not yet received any invitations to 'The Private View'" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Robert Cousens".
Places as mentioned: "Qantes Gallery".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/02/08 (Feb. 8th 1968) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Your most elegant invitations have been received" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Places inferred: "Qantes Gallery".
Names as mentioned: "Menhuin".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/03/14 (March 14th 1968) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "You and your young players are enterprising ..." / signed "AB". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Lyrita Recording of 'The Meditations'" [Meditations on a theme by John Blow]
Other names inferred: "young players [London Repertoire Orchestra]".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Battersea and Wandsworth Philharmonic Society (Secretary: Betty Sudell) 1968/04/04 (4th April 1968) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir"): "We have to advise you that the above Society have appointed a new Musical Director, namely, Mr. Brian Brockless" / signed "Betty Sudell". Address from: 39, Tonsley Hill, London, S.W18.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mr. Brian Brockless". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Wallace, Wing Commander J.L. 1968/04/08 (8th April 1968) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Please let me assure you that all members of the Music Services who took part in Friday's Anniversary Concert were greatly honoured to perform under your baton" / signed "J.L. Wallace". Address from: Music Services Royal Air Force Uxbridge Middx.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Call to Adventure".
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/04/19 (April 19th 1968) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "Thank you for sending me the schedule of the L.R.O...." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "'The Meditations'" [Meditations on a theme by John Blow]
Other names as mentioned: "L.R.O. [London Repertoire Orchestra] - Stanhope Institute - R.C. Organists [Royal College of Organists]".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Knussen, Stuart. 1968/04/25 (25.4.68) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I should like to thank you most sincerely for your good wishes to Oliver & myself before his performance on April 7th" / signed "Stuart Knussen". Address from: 45 Brookdene Ave Watford Herts.
Names as mentioned: "Oliver [Knussen]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/04/26 (April 26th 1968) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Trudy & I motor up to Dunwich on Wednesday next May 1st and will be staying until May 9th" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Nancy".
Places as mentioned: "Dunwich - Minsmere".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/05/05 (May 5th 1968) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "Your kind letter, with programme of the concert on June 8th reached me in Suffolk ...." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Double Concerto'" [Concerto for two pianos and orchestra ]
Other names as mentioned: "L.R.O. [London Repertoire Orchestra] - a work by their conductor should be included in the next important public concert".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/05/22 (May 22nd 1968) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "Ward and Woolverton have sent me proofs of the programme" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Ward - Woolverton – [Noel] Mewton [Wood]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/05/24 (May 24th 1968) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "Here is a photo for you ..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Other names as mentioned: "Congratulations ... to Lance [Baker] on his majority". Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/05/29 (May 29th 1968) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "What very bad luck... You will get over the virus infection much quicker without the anxiety of an approaching concert" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/05/30 (May 30th 1968) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I am writing to thank you for your joint letter to Trudy and myself, which gave us great pleasure" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Works by others  as mentioned: "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern [by Tom Stoppard]"
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - her sister [Pauline Hoffmann] - to conduct at Bournemouth – Nancy [Evans (Mrs Crozier)]".
Places as mentioned: "to conduct at Bournemouth"
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Office for the Investiture of the Prince of Wales (Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshall) 1968/06/07 (7th June, 1968) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "I have it in command from Her Majesty The Queen to invite you to compose music to be performed at the Investiture of His Royal Highness The Prince Charles" / signed "Norfolk (Earl Marshal)". Address from: 27/28 Northumberland Avenue London WC2.
Bliss music as mentioned: "music... at the Investiture [Prince of Wales investiture music]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/06/11 (June 11th 1968) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Trudy & I are so sorry to learn the reason why you are giving up the Performing Rights Editorship" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Institutions as mentioned: "PRS [Performing Right Society]".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Proctor, Charles. 1968/06/14 (June 14 68) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I was deeply touched that you have sent me a copy of Morning Heroes" / signed "Charles". Address from: 13 Eastholm NW11.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Morning Heroes".
Names as mentioned: "Basil Maine".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Friends of the Musicians’ Chapel (Hon. Treasurer: Elsie Newmarch). 1968/06/15 (June 15, 1968) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "Miss Baillie has just told me that you have kindly agreed to become Patron of the Friends of the Musicians' Chapel" / signed "Elsie Newmarch". Address from: 65 King's Road, Windsor, Berks.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Miss [Isobel?] Baillie - Miss Dengate". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Knowles, Dennis. 1968/07/04 (July 4/'68) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Here is A Qartet [sic] Of Carols: Playmate is the one i [sic] hope you will do me the honour of setting": "[copies of both collections of poems included]" / signed "Dennis Knowles". Address from: 29 Gillygate, York [headed notepaper: The York Press Publishers of the Arts Dennis S. Knowles].
Other works as mentioned: "A Qartet of Carols [A quartet of carols] - A Minster Trilogy [A minster trilogy]" [both by Dennis Knowles] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/07/18 (July 18th 1968) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "It will be lovely to see Nancy, Helga and yourself at the Garrick Club" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Nancy - Helga". Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/08/02 (August 2nd 1968) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "The film cut deep... due, of course, to the beauty that Vishnevskaya spread around her own person" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings mentioned: "the Memoires" [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "[Galina] Vishnevskaya - Helga [Crozier] - John Waterhouse [editor of As I remember]".
Institutions as mentioned: "Fabers" [Faber & Faber, publisher]
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Waterhouse, John T. 1968/08/04 (August 4th 1968) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "It has struck me that you fascinating and... significant paper to the society of Women Musicians... is rather to long for inclusion in the main body of the text" / signed "John T. Waterhouse". Address from: 10 Vine Place Brighton 1.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "significant paper [What modern composition is aiming at] – main body of the text [As I remember]".
Bliss music as mentioned: "Pastoral [’Lie strewn the white flocks’]- Serenade - Morning Heroes".
Other music as mentioned: "Our Hunting Fathers - Serenade - Spring Symphony - Nocturne [all by Britten] - Quo Vadis [by George Dyson]".
Places as mentioned: "London".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Waterhouse, John T. 1968/08/06 (August 6th 1968) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Your letter, with its welcome and often entertaining enclosures, came by first delivery today" / signed "John T. Waterhouse". Address from: 10 Vine Place Brighton 1.
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "B. Britten".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Waterhouse, John T. 1968/08/09 (9.viii.68) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Please forgive me for not having replied immediately to your very kind invitation" / signed "John T. Waterhouse". Address from: 10 Vine Place Brighton 1.
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember]
Bliss music as mentioned: "Madam Noy - Rhapsody - Rout - Conversations - Tempest music - Studies for Orchestra - Melee Fantasque - Colour Symphony".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Waterhouse, John T. 1968/08/12 (August 12th 1968) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Forgive me, but after your ruthless but... salutary thinning-out of those intimate letters of 1941-42 I was just a bit flummoxed... to receive a new contingent of them" / signed "John". Address from: 10 Vine Place Brighton 1.
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "Barbara - Stravinsky".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Raynor, Harry. 1968/08/16 (August 16, 1968) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Please forgive my bothering you with this note, but I have just returned from this evening's Promenade Concert, and feel that I must say thank you for Morning Heroes" / signed "Harry Raynor". Address from: 90, South Croxted Road West Dulwich SE21.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Morning Heroes". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Maine, Rev. Basil. 1968/08/17 (17th August, 1968) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I must send a line to tell you what nostalgic exaltation every moment of last night's performance brought" / signed "Basil". Address from: Beacon Lodge Cromer.
Bliss music inferred: [Morning heroes]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/08/19 (Aug. 24th 1968) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "... I am glad you listendd to the Prom performance ..." / 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 and orchestra].
Names as mentioned: "P. & C." [Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith].
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Friends of British O.R.T. (Membership organiser: B. Davies) 1968/08/21 (21st August 1968) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "We are delighted to have permission to use your name as a member of the O.R.T. Committee of Patrons and quite understand that you are a very busy person..." / signed "B. Davies". Address from: 24, South Molton Street, London, W1.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/08/21 (August 21st 1968) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Sylvie - Trudy - I think it a good idea to have Christine's picture varnished - Susan - her mother [Barbara]".
Places as mentioned: "London - Hastings - Devon".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Waterhouse, John T. 1968/08/23 (23.viii.1968) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Many thanks for your letter of yesterday and for the batch of new material which came by the same post this morning" / signed "John". Address from: 10 Vine Place Brighton 1.
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember]
Bliss music as mentioned: "Morning Heroes - Clarinet Quintet".
Names as mentioned: "[Rudyard] Kipling".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Waterhouse, John T. 1968/08/30 (30.viii.68) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I'm not sure about your relegating those Listener extracts to an appendix" / signed "John". Address from: 10 Vine Place Brighton 1.
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "your charming Lady [Trudy]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/09/03 (Sept 3rd 1968) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "I quite agree with you that we should all like to see Cyril & Phyllis honoured ... Last year I sent in some names backed by the signatures of the most famous of our musicians ... With the O.M. which is in the gift of the Queen, I am listened to (this is between ourselves)..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music inferred: [Concerto for two pianos and orchestra].
Names as mentioned: "Cyril & Phyllis" [Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick].
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/09/06 (September 6th 1968) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Thank you for your letter and offer to varnish my picture" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Waterhouse, John T. 1968/09/26 (Sept 26th 1968) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I'm a little uncertain about the placing of your new... p.67A" / signed "John". Address from: 10 Vine Place Brighton 1.
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember]
Bliss music as mentioned: "Melee Fantasque".
Names as mentioned: "Adrian Boult - Sir H. Wood – [Eric] Blom".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/09/26 (September 26th 1968) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "This is a short note to say that I will be delighted to take part in any function that Nancy and you are interested in" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Nancy - Trudy".
Institutions as mentioned: "Technical College in Colchester" [North East Essex Technical College]
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Sellick Phillis. 1968/09/29 (September 29th 1968) T.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Ruth") : "Thank you very much indeed for the wonderful help you gave us on Friday, it was quite invaluable to us to be able to go through the work with Sur Arthur ..." / signed "Phyllis". Address from: Oak Lodge, 33, Fife Road, East Sheen, S.W. 14.
Allfarthings, Hermitage Road, Kenley, Surrey.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the work [Concerto for two pianos and orchestra]".
Names as mentioned: "William Stiff".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/10/02 (Oct 2nd 1968) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "It is for us to thank you for lending your patient and reliable players for a good go at 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 and orchestra].
Names as mentioned: "reliable players [London Repertoire Orchestra] - Cyril & Phyllis" [Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick].
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Waterhouse, John T. 1968/10/28 (28.x.68) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Many thanks for revisions and additions that came this morning": "Includes provisional list of chapter headings for As I Remember" / signed "John". Address from: 10 Vine Place Brighton 1.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "As I remember".
Bliss music as mentioned: "Tobias".
Names as mentioned: "Shostakovich - Lady Bliss - Professor A.M.D. Hughes".
Places as mentioned: "U.S.A.".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/10/29 (Oct 29th 1968) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "I duly made a date with the III Programme ... and heard ... a very good performance of your Symphony under your direction ..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Other music as mentioned: your Symphony [Symphony no. 3 / Ruth Gipps] - the Horn Concerto [by Ruth Gipps].
Names as mentioned: "III Programme [BBC Radio 3] - R.A.M. [Royal Academy of Music]".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/10/30 (Oct 30th 1968) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "It is splendid news about the possible recording of my Sonata in Feb." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Sonata" [Piano sonata]
Names as mentioned: "Mr Welsh - Trudy".
Places as mentioned: "London - Belfast - Lisbon - New York".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/11/04 (Nov. 4th 1968) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "... I would certainly like sometime to see Elizabeth Yeoman ... but cannot manage this before the meeting on Nov. 14th ..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Places as mentioned: "New York ... I shall be back on Nov. 26th". Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/11/06 (Nov. 6th 1968) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "I thought you might like to see the enclosed letter from Nathan Barnett" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Nathan Barnett - Mr Welsh - Trudy".
Institutions as mentioned: "British Council".
Places as mentioned: "Lisbon - New York".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Powers, Jean S. 1968/11/26 (26 November 1968) A.L.S. to Arthur & Gertrude Bliss ("Sir Arthur and Lady Bliss"): "Lady Bliss, I believe we have located your grey gloves at Lafayette" / signed "Jean S. Powers". Address from: Lehigh University.
Bliss music inferred: Salute to Lehigh University.
Places as mentioned: Lafayette
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Williamson, Henry. 1968/12/01 (1 December 1968) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Bliss") : "When I tuned into B.B.C. Third Programme this evening, immediately the music was holding me" / signed "Henry Williamson". Address from: Ox’s Cross Braunton nr. Devon.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Music for Strings".
Other music as mentioned: "Tristan".
Names as mentioned: "[John] Keats - Kit Williams".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Holmgren, Laton E. 1968/12/02 (Dec. 2/68) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I thought you might be interested in seeing copies of the enclosed letters": "Two letters concerning the Beatitudes enclosed" / signed "Laton".  
Names as mentioned: "[Hugh Foot] Lord Caradon - Mr Carl Wuermer - your charming lady [Trudy]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/12/07 (Dec 7th 1968) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "I have heard from John Britten about the welcome news of the recording of the Sonata in February" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Sonata".
Names as mentioned: "John Britten".
Places as mentioned: "Portugal".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Gertrude. 1968/12/08 (Dec. 8. 1968) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "We have been in the United States and in a great fluster on our return" / signed "Trudy". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Helga - Nancy".
Places as mentioned: "U.S.A.".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/12/13 (December 13th 1968) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Thank you for your characteristically warm-hearted letter. When we read it, our first feeling was of immense pleasurable relief that in 1969 the new-model Eric Crozier will be ready for a vital new life" / signed "Arthur" Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "comparatively new works of mine".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy ".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra - North East Essex Technical College".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/12/23 (December 23rd 1968) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Thank you, Nancy, & Helga, for the delicious Bird Table Book" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Nancy - Helga".
Places as mentioned: "Colchester".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1968/12/26 (December 26th 1968) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "I was so pleased to learn from Trudy that... you had such a rewarding time in Portugal" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mr Welsh".
Places as mentioned: "Portugal".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Gertrude. 1968/12/29 (Dec 29) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I have read the Bird Table Book from cover to cover. And made the Basic Pud" / signed "Trudy". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Raine, Kathleen. [1969] undated A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Your welcome letter has reached me here, where I am staying with Winifred Nicholson, and working for once on poems" / signed "K... Raine". Address from: Bank's Head Brampton Cumberland.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the songs".
Names as mentioned: "Winifred Nicholson".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Raine, Kathleen. [1969] undated A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "in a brief intermission I have returned to the poems, meditated upon your and written in some haste today the enclosed poem" / signed "Kath Raine". Address from: 47 Paultons Square SW3.
Other music as mentioned: "Eden poem - Yeats".
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Pears, Peter. [1969?] undated A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthr"): "How very nice of you to think of including my name in your Aldeburgh Cantata" / signed "Peter". Address from: The Red House Aldeburgh Suffolk.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Aldeburgh Cantata" [The world is charged with the grandeur of God].
Names as mentioned: "Ben[jamin Britten] - Slava [Mstislav] Rostropovich".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1987/01/27/1987/02/26.
Adeane, Michael. 1969/01/01 (1.1.69) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Just a line... to congratulate you most warmly on the KCVO" / signed "Michael Adeane". Address from: Sandringham, Norfolk.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/01/02 (January 2nd 1969) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "Your letter of congratulations touched my wife and myself very much indeed ..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Music for strings - The enchantress".
Other music as mentioned: your we shall hear your 3rd Symphony in April [Symphony no. 3 / Ruth Gipps]
Names as mentioned: "Elizabeth Yeoman".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/01/02 (January 2nd 1969) A.S. card to Eric Fenby ("Eric Fenby"): "Thank you so much for your telegram of congratulation" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/01/03 (January 3rd 1969) Photocopy of typed transcript to George & Ann Dannatt ("S.P. and Georgio"): "Thank you so much for wee bird on plate" / signed "Maestro".  
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/01/04 (Jan 4th 1969) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "T & S are naturally fascinated by the progress (or otherwise) in Brockenhurst... I have just written a snorter to the Ministry of Transport to complain about the proposal to use 'canned' music... Karen & family left Durban on Friday..." / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "T[rudy] – S[usan] - Karen & family". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/01/06 (January 6th 1969) A.S. card to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Chairman, Ruth Gipps) ("Wid"): "We will expect Elizabeth Yeoman here about 4.0 or so for tea..." / signed "A.B.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Elizabeth Yeoman". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/01/06 (January 6th 1969) A.L.S. to Christine Nisbet ("Christine"): "Yesterday a young American... studying at the moment in the University of Grenobles... had hardly got inside our living room when she saw your picture... She immediately went up and gazed at it..." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other works as mentioned: "your picture".
Institutions as mentioned: "University of Grenoble".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/10/02 (January 10th 1969) A.L.S. to Ruth Gipps ("Wid") : "I am looking forward to seeing both you and Elizabeth Yeoman at 4.0 on Thursday 21st Jan ..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London. N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The enchantress".
Names as mentioned: "Elizabeth Yeoman - Eiko Nakamera [Eiko Nakamura, singer]".
Provenance: Ruth Gipps, December 1995/09/12
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/01/18 (January 18th 1969) A.L.S. to Eric & Nancy Crozier ("Nancy & Eric"): "We had a really lovely time at the Technical College yesterday" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Pigeon Song [from Pastoral ‘Lie strewn the white flocks’.] - Clarinet Quintet - music from 'Things to Come' - my little book[ As I remember]".
Names as mentioned: "Dr & Mrs Stephens, the Vice-Principal - Dr Swinburne - Trudy - Helga - Giacomo Leopardi - Iris Origo".
Institutions as mentioned: "[North East Essex] Technical College -Faber".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
North East Essex Technical College and School of Art (Principal: G.O. Stevens) 1969/01/24 (24th January 1969) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Your visit last week will undoubtedly feature as one of the highlights in the history of the College" / signed "G.O. Stephens". Address from: North East Essex Technical College and School of Art Sheepen Road Colchester Essex.
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss - Ivor Morgan - Max Brooker". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Barrell, Bernard. [filed with the Composer’s Guild letters] 1969/01/27 (27.1.69.) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "The Secretary of the Composer's Guild, Miss Elizabeth Yeoman, has sent me a letter of appreciation..." / signed "Bernard Barrell". Address from: 37, Graham Road, Ipswich.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Elizabeth Yeoman".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/01/28 (Jan. 28th 1969.) A.L.S. to Composer's Guild, Secretary, Miss Elizabeth Yeoman ("Miss Yeoman"): "I can see from the enclosed letter [= Bernard Barrell’s letter of 1969/01/27] what encouragement commendation from the Composer's Guild gives to those who struggle to help our own music ... / signed "Arthur Bliss" Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Cyril Bourne-Newton - Ruth".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Raine, Kathleen. [1969]/02/09 (Feb 9th) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I am overwhelmed that you should have been looking in my poems for an essence worthy of music" / signed "Kathleen". Address from: 47 Paultons Square SW3.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Angels of the mind". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/02/09 (February 9th 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Richard Turbet ("Mr Turbet"): "If you will come round here on Sunday next... I will be glad to autograph your records" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Autobiography [As I remember]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/02/10 (February 10th 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Ronald Stevenson ("Mr Stevenson"): "Thank you so much for letting me know of your Concerto" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Other music as mentioned: "your Concerto [for piano and orchestra, no. 1]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/14.
Farquharson, Nancy. 1969/02/17 (Feb 17. 69) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Your letter touched me beyond words - Annabel's wedding day was one of heartbreak and joy for me" / signed "Nan". Address from: Heath Side, East Heath Road, London NW3.
Names as mentioned: "Annabel - Trudy – Michael [Gatehouse]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/02/20 (Feb. 20th 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "We tried to send you a cable of good wishes to Rome" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Karen - her husband - two daughters".
Places as mentioned: "Rome - Naples".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/02/21 (February 21st 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "I have just finished my long autobiography which is with Faber's... I so much want to include your letter... May I have your permission? ... I am greatly pleased to be asked to write a short work for the Aldeburgh Festival..." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "As I Remember".
Institutions as mentioned: "P.R.S. - Aldeburgh Festival".
Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Britten, Benjamin. 1969/02/24 (24.2.69) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Of course, most happily, I give you permission to use your birthday letter..." / signed "Ben". Address from: The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Bliss music as mentioned: "As I Remember".
Institutions as mentioned: "Aldeburgh Festival".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/02/26 (Feb 26th 1969) A.L.S. to Kenneth A. Wright ("Ken"): "My finished autobiography is with Faber & Faber who will publish it next year" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my finished autobiography [As I remember]".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Institutions as mentioned: "Faber & Faber". 
Places as mentioned: "England".
Provenance: Bought from May & May 1988/11/11.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/02/26 (Feb 26th 1969) A.L.S. to Thurston Dart ("Bob"): "My autobiography is with Faber & Faber" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The lane, Marlborough Place London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "As I Remember - Golden Cantata".
Institutions as mentioned: "Faber & Faber".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Dart, Thurston. 1969/02/27 A.L.S. (on the back of AB's letter of 26/02/1969) to Arthur Bliss: "But of course..." / signed "Bob".  
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Willcocks, David. 1969/02/27 (27 February 1969) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I am delighted to know that your autobiography will be published by Faber & Faber early next year" / signed "David Willcocks". Address from: King's College Cambridge.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings inferred: [As I remember]
Bliss music as mentioned: "Golden Cantata".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bridges-Adams, Nicholas. 1969/03/10 (10th March 1969) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Thank you for your letter on March 8th. By all means publish the letters. I am sure that my father would be very touched..." / signed "Nicholas Bridges-Adams". Address from: Queen Elizabeth Building, Temple, E.C.4.
Other music as mentioned: "As I Remember".
Names as mentioned: "my father [Francis E. Bliss] - Karen - Barbara".
laces as mentioned: "California".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/03/10 (March 10th 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Richard Turbet ("Mr Turbet"): "Thank you so much for your nice notice about The Lady" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Lady" [The lady fo Shalott]. Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/03/13 (March 13th 1969.) A.L.S. to the Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary, Elizabeth Yeoman): "The gift from the Working Committee to the Wilkinson Presentation during this year's Cheltenham Festival ..." / signed "Arthur Bliss" Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "[G.A.M.] Wilkinson".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild - Cheltenham Festival".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/03/22 (March 22nd 1969) A.L.S. to the Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary, Elizabeth Yeoman): "Thanks for your draft letter ... I have added a few facts ..." / signed / "Arthur Bliss" Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Trudy. 1969/04/14 (April 14th 1969) A.L.S. to Eric & Nancy Crozier ("Eric & Nancy"): "We keep wondering about you and hoping that the insides are now giving no trouble" / signed "Trudy". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "M. V. Morgan - Helga".
Places as mentioned: "The beautiful bowl given to us at Colchester is a joy and we have asked M.V. Morgan to make one something like it for us to give as a wedding present ..."".
Institutions inferred: [North East Essex Technical College.]
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/04/19 (April 19th 1969) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "As for the Citroen, I can hardly wait to see it appear in the Lane... but it can park outside, flaunting proudly beside the Bentleys and Rolls Royces of our tycoon neighbours" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the new short cantata". [World is charged with the grandeur of God]
Names as mentioned: "Peter [Pears] - Ben [Britten] - Helga - Nancy".
Places as mentioned: ""We are off to America on May 15th for a month" - Aldeburgh".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Mill Hill and District Choral Society (Chairman E.W. Herrington) 1969/04/24 (24th April, 1969) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I have the pleasure of enclosing two programmes of our concert... If you can be present we shall all be greatly honoured" / signed "E.W. Herrington". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Dr Fletcher".
Places as mentioned: "Copthall County Grammar School".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Britten, Benjamin. 1969/04/27 (April 27th 1969) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I ought to have written to you some weeks ago ..."/ signed "Ben (Britten)". Address from: The Winnock Hotel and Restaurant, Drymen, Stirlingshire, by Glasgow "as from:The Red House".
Bliss music as mentioned: "your new cello concertino [Cello concerto] - The piano score of the G.M. Hopkins [World is charged with the grandeur of God]".
Names as mentioned: "Peter [Pears]- Slava [Mstislav] Rostropovich".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1987/01/27/1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/04/30 (April 30th 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "What a lovely thing to look forward to, and keep alive for! - a performance of my concerto..." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Concerto [Cello concerto]".
Names as mentioned: "[Mstislav] Rostropovich - Hochhauser – Peter [Pears]".
Institutions as mentioned: "Aldeburgh Festival – The Winnock, Drymen".
Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/05/03 (May 3rd 1969) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Thank you so much for your letter and the magical poem on a 'Tomineros[?]' [a Russian poem, see letter of 1969/05/09 from Trudy to Eric & Nancy]" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other works as mentioned: "Tomineros[?] - Garden Book (1659) [of Sir Thomas Hanmer]".
Names as mentioned: "[Felix Batholdy] Mendelssohn - Trudy - Nancy".
Places as mentioned: "America".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/05/03 (May 3rd 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "How characteristically generous of you! - they will be pleased" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Places as mentioned: "America". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/05/06 (May 6th 1969) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "The gentians have arrived, and this evening I tucked them in to a warm spot" / signed "A. (A.E.D. Bliss on musical stave)". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Ben has most kindly asked me to contribute a work" [World is charged with the grandeur of God]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy – Ben [Britten]".
Institutions as mentioned: "Aldeburgh Festival".
Places as mentioned: "Princeton".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Faber and Faber (Eileen Brooksbank) 1969/05/09 (9th May 1969) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "As arranged on the telephone this afternoon, I enclose particulars of the acknowledgements for AS I REMEMBER" / signed "Eileen Brooksbank". Address from: Faber and Faber Ltd., Publisher,  24 Russell Square, London, W.C.1.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "As I Remember".
Names as mentioned: "Professor G.P. Wells - John Waterhouse - Mr [Richard] de la Mare - Mr Molden".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary, Elizabeth Yeoman) 1969/05/09 (9th May, 1969) T.L.S. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I have pleasure in enclosing a copy of the catalogue of Chamber Music by living British Composers..." / signed "E. Yeoman". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild - Music Information Centre". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Gertrude. 1969/05/09 (May 9) A.L.S. to Eric & Nancy Crozier ("Eric & Nancy"): "The gentian plants are adorable may I add my thanks to Arthur's. .. and the Russian poem [see letter of 1969/05/03]" / signed "Trudy". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other works as mentioned: "Russian poem [Tomineros?] - Garden Book (1659) [of Sir Thomas Hanmer]". Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary, Elizabeth Yeoman) 1969/05/23 (23rd May, 1969) T.L.S. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur") / signed "E. Yeoman". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Ursula Vaughan Williams - Charles Groves - Guy Warrack - Alan Rawsthorne - Peter Hope". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/06/18 (June 18th 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "I only got back from America yesterday and then heard from Freda Berkeley of the tragedy of the Maltings" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Freda Berkeley".
Places as mentioned: "America - [Snape] Maltings".
Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/06/19 (June 19th 1969) Photocopy of typed transcript to George & Ann Dannatt ("George and S.P."): "Thanks so much for your welcoming-home card. We are glad to get back" / signed "Arthur".  
Places as mentioned: "North Carolina hills". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/06/24 (24th June [1969?]) Photocopy of typed transcript to Ann Dannatt ("S.P."): "Just a line to thank you and George for the lovely offer of Hatch at the end of July" / signed "Arthur".  
Places as mentioned: "U.S.A. - Aldeburgh". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/06/29 (June 29th 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "Thank you and Peter so much for your generous hospitality" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
i Names as mentioned: "Peter". Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Elizabeth II, Queen (Private secretary, M.S. Adeane) 1969/07/23 (23rd July, 1969) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I know that you have been away and therefore have not written to you before to tell you how much The Queen admired your fanfares at Caernarvon" / signed "Michael Adeane [Secretary]". Address from: Buckingham Palace.
Bliss music as mentioned: "your Fanfares at Caernarvon" [Prince of Wales investiture music]. Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/08/03 (Sunday) [postmark: 3.8.69] Photocopy of typed transcript to George & Ann Dannatt ("George and Ann"): "What a lovely, original and eminently fitting greetings card" / signed "Arthur".  
Other music as mentioned: "The Cypress [by John Ireland]".
Names as mentioned: "[Eric] Satie – [John] Ireland - Mrs Saunders – Christine".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
London Orpheus Choir (Conductor James Gaddarn) 1969/08/05 (5th August 1969) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Having come to the end of the season I must write and say how much we all enjoyed performing your Mary of Magdala" / signed "James Gaddarn". Address from: 2 Tenby Mansions Nottingham Street London W1.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Mary of Magdala".
Other music as mentioned: "L'Enfance du Christ [Berlioz] - Messiah [Handel] - Johannes Passion [Bach] - the B. Minor [Bach]".
Names as mentioned: "Meriel Dikinson [=Dickinson] - Neil Howlett - Dr Ruth Gipps - Basil Lam - Lady Bliss".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.".
Places as mentioned: "Queen Elizabeth Hall - Italy - America".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/08/13 (August 13th 1969) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I don't know Shostakovich's address in Moscow, although being so famous it may not matter" / signed "Arthur".  
Names as mentioned: "V. Vinogradov, Second Secretary, U.S.S.R. Embassy – [Dmitri] Shostakovich". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
British Society for Electronic Music (Tristram Cary) 1969/08/13 (August 13th 1969) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I am writing on behalf of the BSEM, which is a very young organisation, having as its principal aim the founding of a National Studio for Electronic Music." / signed "Tristram Cary". Address from: BSEM, 49 Deodar Road, London, SW15 (Reply to Wood Farm House, Fressingfield, Diss, Norfolk.).
Names as mentioned: "Don Banks - Peter Maxwell Davies - Peter Zinovieff - John Woolf".
Institutions as mentioned: "Cheltenham Festival".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/08/21 (August 21st 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "I have now had a stereo attachment put on my gramophone and can play the Sonata" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Sonata - Miniature Scherzo". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Vaughan Williams, Ursula. 1969/08/21 (August 21st 1969) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "To you I can say how glad I am that you are including one in a book I am so very much looking forward to reading" / signed "Ursula". Address from: 69 Gloucester Cresent London NW1.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "a book" [As I remember]
Other music as mentioned: "Pastoral Symphony" [Symphony no. 3 by Ralph Vaughan Williams]
Names as mentioned: "Ralph [Vaughan Williams] – Harriet [Cohen]".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Hassall, Joan. 1969/08/23 (August 23 1969) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "It would indeed be good if you would include one of Christopher's letters in your Autobiography" / signed "Joan Hassall". Address from: 88 Kensington Park Road London W11.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "Autobriography" [As I remember]
Other writings as mentioned: "Small Moments [by Richard Church]".
Names as mentioned: "Mrs Eve Hassall - John Guest".
Institutions as mentioned: "Longmans Green & Co.".
Location: MS.Add. 8905/-. Bought 1992/06.
Guest, John. 1969/08/26 (26th August, 1969) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Christopher Hassall. Before Christopher died he asked myself and Laurence Whistler if we would act as his literary executors" / signed "John Guest". Address from: Longmans Green & Co. Ltd 74 Grosvenor Street London W1X OAS.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss writings as mentioned: "in your autobiography"[As I remember]
Other writings as mentioned: "Ambrosia and Small Beer" [the record of a correspondence between Edward Marsh and Christopher Hassall / arranged by Christopher Hassall (London, 1864)]
Names as mentioned: "Laurence Whistler - Eddie [Marsh] - Mrs [Barbara] Gatehouse [nee Bliss] - Annette Page - her husband [Richard Gatehouse] - Ronald Hynd".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/08/31 (August 31st 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "I expect you are away from London, but I felt that I must write and say that I have at last heard the recording" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Minature Scherzo".
Places as mentioned: "London".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Phoenix Orchestra (Secretary?, Thomas Daly) 1969/09/03 (3rd September 1969) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Further to my letter... the Members of the committee... decided that they prefer to have you as honorary President rather than choose a younger composer" / signed "Thomas Daly". Address from: 112 Nelson Road, Whitton, Twickenham, Middx.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Phoenix Orchestra". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/09/06 (September 6th 1969) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Sylvie - Christine - Karen - Chris - Patricia - Laura - Susan - Trudy".
Places as mentioned: "Queen Elizabeth Hall - England".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/09/21 (Sept 21st 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to William Alwyn ("Bill") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other writings as mentioned: "Anthology of XXth century French poetry" [compiled and translated by W. Alwyn (London, 1969) Provenance: Mary Alwyn 1987 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/09/27 (Sept. 27th 1969.) A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary, Elizabeth Yeoman) ("Miss Yeoman"): "... I should be grateful if you could bring the certificate for my signature" Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/10/03 (October 3rd 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite") : "I felt I should like... to wish you all possible success and good fortune on your long tour" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Places as mentioned: "Glasgow". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/10/15 (Oct 15th 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to William Alwyn ("Bill") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "IIIrd Symphony - IVth [Symphony] - Fantasy-Walzes - Concerto grosso - Don Juan" [all by William Alwyn]
Names as mentioned: "[Sir Thomas] Beecham".
Provenance: Mary Alwyn 1987 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/11/11 (Nov 11th 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "Thank you for letting me see the nice letter about your Concert" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Sonata" [Piano sonata]
Names as mentioned: "Mittet Fenmann - Novellos".
Institutions as mentioned: "British Council".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/11/12 (November 12th 1969) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "I shall not start scoring my Cello Concertino until it has been played through with Slava at Marion's house" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Cello Concertino" [Cello concerto]
Names as mentioned: "Slava [Mstislav Rostropovich] - Marion [Countess of Harewood] – Peter [Pears]".
Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/11/14 (November 14th 1969) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "We have been thinking about you and Nancy for a long time... and the knowledge that it is now your 55th birthday is a very good excuse to get in touch with you" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Nancy - Richard de la Mare". Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/11/18 (November 18th 1969) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "we now have two small guest rooms, and if you or Nancy or both require a resting place in London for the night then you have to be here" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Nancy - Helga". Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/11/26 (November 26th 1969) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "This is a letter of abjection, for two feet from the treble end of my piano I notice a large blue volume 'Lost Illusions' (translated) by Kathleen Raine" / signed "Arthur".  
Other writings as mentioned: "Lost Illusions [by Balzac] (translated_ by Kathleen Raine - Ann".
Names as mentioned: "Ann".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Raine, Kathleen. [1969]/12/17 (Dec. 17th) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I listened to Angels of the Mind last night with strange overwhelming emotion" / signed "Kathleen". Address from: 47 Paulton's Square.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Angels of the Mind". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1969/12/31 (December 31st 1969) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Thank you so much for your card. Trudy and I are feeling very mean this year and not sending out any" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Song-Cycle as soon as it comes from Novello's Press" [Angels of the mind]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. [1969/12?] undated Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "Would you do me one more of your many kindnesses?.. Could I ask you to start the concert with my Sonata" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Piano Sonata - Clarinet 5tet".
Institutions as mentioned: "R.A.M.".
Probably about the concert at the Royal Academy of Music on the 17th January 1970 (See programme)
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/01/02 (January 2nd 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "I write at once to say that I would most warmly welcome a talk with you about what should be done over this ridiculous attitude of the M.U." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Philip Jones - Philip Ledger - Slava [Mstislav Rostropovich]- Marion [Countess of Harewood] - Trudy".
Institutions as mentioned: "Musicians Union - B.B.C. - Kremlin".
Places as mentioned: "London - Antipodes".
Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/01/06 (January 6th 1970) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I am sorry that the Russian Embassy hasn't the courtesy to answer your nice letter" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Concerto for [Mstislav] Rostropovich" [Cello concerto]
Names as mentioned: "Victor Hochhauser - Mr Philips – [David or Igor] Oistrakh – [Dmitri] Shostakovich - Ann".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/01/14 (January 14th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "We are all... looking forward so much to hearing you on Saturday" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Eileen Craine". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Cambridge Festival Association (J. Warren) 1970/01/26 (26th January 1970) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I write to extend an invitation to you to become one of our six Vice- Presidents." / signed "J. Warren". Address from: The Guildhall Cambridge, CB2 3QJ.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire - Lord Thorneycroft of Dunstan - Henry Spencer Moore - Mr Aubrey Buxton - Sir Michael Redgrave - Right Worshipful Mayor of Cambridge".
Institutions as mentioned: "Cambridge Festival Association - Arts Council".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
University of Lancaster (Vice-Chancellor, Charels F. Carter) 1970/02/02 (2 February 1970) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I am desired by my Senate to ask whether you would honour us by accepting a Doctorate of the University" / signed "Charles F. Carter (Vice - Chancellor)". Address from: University of Lancaster University House Bailreigg Lancaster.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss - H.R.H. Princess Alexandria". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/02/03 (February 3rd 1970) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Thank you so much for your long the most exciting thing in it being the sale of your picture to a London dealer" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "Sonata". [Piano sonata]
Names as mentioned: "[Victor] Hochhauser - Francis Hodgkins - played by Marguerite Woolf".
Institutions as mentioned: "Garrick Club - Academy Records".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/02/03 (February 3rd 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Richard Turbet ("Mr Turbet"): "I hope your course in Librarianship in Dundee is all that you desire" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "As I Remember".
Institutions as mentioned: "Faber & Faber".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/02/08 (February 8th 1970) Photocopy of typed transcript to Ann Dannatt ("Ann"): "Thank you for the lovely evening you and George gave us yesterday" / signed "Arthur".  
Institutions as mentioned: "Cheltenham Festival".
Places as mentioned:  "We shall be at the Queens Hotel".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/02/12 (February 12th 1970) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Firstly, many thanks for the Russian paperback, and the German score" / signed "Arthur".  
Names as mentioned: "Commander E.S. Satterthwaite – [Andre] Previn (he looks 14) - L.S.O.[London Symphony Orchestra] - Sly-P [Ann Dannatt]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/02/18 (February 18th 1970) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "This is very unfortunate. I am so sorry. If the Garrick is being crowded out like this, it will lose a lot of its advantages" / signed "Arthur".  
Institutions as mentioned: "’Garrick [Club]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Music Without Distraction (Music Administrator: Kurt Kettner) 1970/03/25 (25th March 1970) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "You will remember my previous invitations and I only very much regretted that you were unable to attend the Westminster Abbey concert" / signed "Kurt Kettner". Address from: Royal Parish Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Sir Gilbert Inglefield - Dean of St. Paul's - Dame Ruth Railton - Lord Mayor of Westminster - Sir Alexander Glen - David Willcocks - Lord Trevelyan". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Swinyard, Laurence (as chairman of the  Performing Rights Society) 1970/03/31 (31st March 1970) Photocopy T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss: "... it was decided to adopt the President's proposal that composer/writer members of the Council should each be invited to contribute a short piece for cello and piano or for trumpet... as the Prince plays both" / signed Address from: unreadable.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Music for a prince".
Names as mentioned: "H.R.H. the Prince of Wales".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Music Without Distraction (Music Administrator: Kurt Kettner) 1970/04/03 (3rd April 1970) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "May I say how very grateful we are that you have accepted my invitation to honour us with your distinguished Patronage" / signed "Kurt Kettner". Address from: Royal Parish Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mrs Harold Wilson - Dame Flora Robson - Dean of Westminster - Lord Mancroft". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/04/08 (April 8th 1970) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Christine - Trudy".
Places as mentioned: "Alpine Gallery".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Cambridge Festival Association (Secretary: John W. Elven) 1970/04/10 (10th April, 1970) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I have informed the Chairman... that you will be unable to open this year's Festival" / signed "John Elven". Address from: The Guildhall Cambridge, CB2 3QJ.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Alderman [J.] Warren". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/04/16 (April 16th 1970) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "I have just received some advance copies of my book, and I should like you to have an early copy" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "As I remember".
Names as mentioned: "Barbara - Karen - Enid – Nellie [Davis] – Betty [Davis]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/04/23 (April 23rd 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "I have recently written two concert pieces for the piano, and I would much like to offer them to you" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Sonata - two concert pieces [Triptych?]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/04/27 (April 27th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "Here are the pieces, and of course, my idea was to dedicate them to you" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the pieces" [Triptych] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/05/15 (May 15th 1970) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Thank you for your card. I have pointed out to Faber's the 2 mistakes in your letter..." / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "As I remember".
Names as mentioned: "[Charles] Cochran - Enid".
Places as mentioned: "Carpenteria".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Ridout, Alan. 1970/05/21 (21:v:70) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Having just finished reading your autobiography may I take the liberty of saying how very much pleasure it gave me" / signed "Alan Ridout". Address from: 5, Burgate House Canterbury Kent.
Other music as mentioned: "your autobiography" [As I remember]
Names as mentioned: "your brother [Howard] – [Thomas] Hardy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Elizabeth II, Queen (Private secretary, M.S. Adeane) 1970/05/21 (21st May, 1970) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Bliss"): "Thank you for your letter of 20th May and for the copy of your memoirs which you sent with it" / signed "Michael Adeane [Secretary]". Address from: Buckingham Palace.
Bliss music as mentioned: "As I Remember".
Names as mentioned: "The Queen".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Dart, Thurston. 1970/05/25 (25 V 70) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I'm here for a few weeks, being taken apart and put together again": "Walton, William. Symphony no. 1" / signed "Bob". Address from: London Clinic.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Music for Strings - Clarinet 5tet [Clarinet quintet] - Things to Come - Mme Noy [Madam Noy]".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Howells, Herbert. 1970/06/01 (1 June 1970) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Nothing else cd. give me greater joy than your autobiography" / signed "Herbert". Address from: 3 Beverley Close Barnes, SW13.
Bliss music as mentioned: "As I Remember".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Ursula".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/06/05 (June 5th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "Thank you for a lovely evening" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/06/09 (June 9th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "I would very much like to have one more go with you through 'Triptych' before it goes to my copyist" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Triptych".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos - B.B.C.".
Places as mentioned: "London".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Nisbet, Ulric. 1970/06/11 (June 11 1970) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I have only just finished your excellent book - Christine has yet to start it" / signed "Wigs". Address from: 'Breton' Salcombe.
Bliss writings/music as mentioned: "As I Remember - Colour Symphony".
Other writings as mentioned: "my Bridge of Years" [by Ulric Nisbet (Hugh Calloway)].
Names as mentioned: "Sylvie - Trudy - the children - father [Francis E. Bliss]".
Institutions as mentioned: "Fabers".
Places as mentioned: "Holland Park".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/06/12 (June 12th 1970) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "They are immensely pro-Arab, Sylvie is immensely pro-Israel so as a buffer we have invited a member of the British Council who is pro-Iran" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Trudy's family - Sylvie - Christine - Carol - Trudy's niece and husband arrives".
Institutions as mentioned: "Faber & Faber - American College for Arabian Studies - British Council".
Places as mentioned: "Cairo".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Kentner, Louis. 1970/06/13 (13th June, 1970) T.L. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I shall be happy to go through the 'Triptych' with you again when you come back in July". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Triptych".
Institutions as mentioned: "Gstaad Festival".
Places as mentioned: "Switzerland".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/06/15 (June 15th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "I shall be back in London from July 14th onward, and will at once give you a ring" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Triptych".
Places as mentioned: "London".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/06/26 (June 26th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "Heartfelt gratitude to you, dear Ben for all your care and skill. My music could not have had a finer launching" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my music" [Cello concerto] Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/06/30 (June 30th 1970) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Very helpful indeed! Rostropovich has figured and edited almost every bar!" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "every bar" [Cello concerto]
Names as mentioned: "[Mstislav] Rostropovich - Colin Mason in the D.T. [Daily Telegraph] - Halle Orchestra".
Places as mentioned: "Manchester - Cheltenham".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Rostropovich, Mstislav. 1970/06? (1970) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "before I leave England I want to thank you with all my heart for your attention to me" / signed "Slava Rostropovich".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "your splendid piece" [Cello concerto] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. [1970/07/11? ] (undated) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "I shall be proud to become a Patron of the Liszt Society" / signed "Arthur". Address from: Queen's Hotel Promenade Cheltenham Gloucestershire as from 8 The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Triptych".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Alexandra, Princess. 1970/07/19 (19th July) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur") / signed "Alexandra". Address from: Thatched House Lodge.
Bliss music as mentioned: "I am so delighted to have your book of Memoirs". [As I remember] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/07/22 (July 22nd 1970) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Many thanks for your letter and May Rocke's. What a firm hand she has at her age and with her poor eyesight!... The rather dreadful portrait I was unwillingly presented with as gone up to the loft for perpetual concealment" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: Northbrook, Martins Road, Brockenhurst, Hants SO4 7TP.
Names as mentioned: "May Rocke - Laura - Patricia - Karen - a lithograph by Terry Frost - the Dannatts - Enid - Trudy's sister, Eleanor".
Places as mentioned: "Cheltenham - Banbury - Santa Barbara".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/07/29 (July 29th 1970) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Many thanks for your quick reply adn the trouble to type me the 'Lady Worm'. It is a bit on the grim side for the kids" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "W.H. Auden - Nancy - Trudy". Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/07/25 (July 25th 1970) A.L.S. to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "I wonder whether you can help me... I have rashly promised to write a work for large chorus of boys and girls with probably an accompaniment by a youth orchestra" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "work for large chorus of boys and girls with probably an accompaniment by a youth orchestra [= Two ballads, commissioned by the Isle of Man Arts Council]"
Names as mentioned: "Nancy".
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/07/25 (July 25th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "As you have the only copy of my Tryptich, may I have it back some day" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Triptych".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Tomlin, Edward J. 1970/07/28 (28.7.70) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I have just finished As I Remember and I thought that now would be a good time to... write" / signed "Edward J. Tomlin". Address from: 89 Chapel Street Capel-le-Ferne Folkestone Kent.
Bliss music as mentioned: "As I Remember - Checkmate - Things to Come - Violin Concerto - Meditations [on a theme of John Blow] - Discourse for Orchestra - Colour Symphony - Morning Heroes - The Olympians".
Names as mentioned: "L.S.O. - Muir Mathieson - Louisville Orchestra".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur & Gertrude. 1970/08/01 Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "We love your birthday sketch" / signed "Arthur & Trudy".  
Names as mentioned: "Ann". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur & Gertrude. 1970/08/01 (August 1st 1970) Photocopy of typed transcript to Ann Dannatt ("Ann"): "What a lovely super-leo - and how right - at last" / signed "Arthur & Trudy".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "Music for Strings".
Names as mentioned: "George - Purbeck Festival".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/08/08 (August 8th 1970) A.L.S. to Gerald Kelly ("Gerald"): "Richard Stone, writing from Colchester, wishes to do a portrait of me for next year's Royal Academy" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Richard Stone". Provenance: Bought from Henry Bristow 1987/02/24.
Lewis, F.I.H. 1970/08/17 (August 17th '70) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "This is just to tell you that with... pleasure I read your recollections" / signed "Fred Lewis". Address from: 2 Addison Bridge Place W14.
Bliss music as mentioned: "As I Remember". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/08/30 (August 30th 1970) Photocopy of typed transcript to George & Ann Dannatt ("George & S.P."): "We did love our stay in beautiful Hatch" / signed "Arthur".  
Names as mentioned: "Mozart". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bloomsbury Society (Ian Hall) 1970/09/03 (3.9.70) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Esteemed and Gracious Sir"): "Quite apart from your supreme authority in the artistic sphere... This makes me confident in the belief that you will readily grant your patronage to this newly-conceived Bloomsbury Society" / signed Address from: University Church of Christ-the-King, Gordon Square, London WC1.
Names as mentioned: "The Dean of Westminster". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/09/06 (Sept 6th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "Mrs Crystel Macnab is coming to tea here at 4.0 on Wednesday" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mrs Crystel Macnab - Trudy". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bloomsbury Society (Ian Hall) 1970/09/08 (8.9.70) Typed postcard signed to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Bless you for your kind letter and positive reply to the challenge of the Bloomsbury Society" / signed "Ian Hall". Address from: University Church of Christ-the-King, Gordon Square, London WC1.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/09/18 (Sept 18th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "Mrs Macnab rang to-day that unfortunately she cannot manage tea on Sept 24th" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/09/19 (Sept. 19th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "I thought you would like to see the enclosed. Have you received a photocopy of my score" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my score" [Triptych]
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/10/15 (October 15th 1970) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "You pose difficult questions, and I haven't the technical knowledge to indicate to exact colours in my mind" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "C.S." [Colour symphony].
Names as mentioned: "[Leopold] Stokowski – Phillipses [Philips family]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/10/19 (October 19th 1970) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I was so glad that work is going so well and eagerly" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "Colour Symphony".
Names as mentioned: "Howard - Trudy - Ann".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bloomsbury Society (Ian Hall) 1970/10/23 (23/10/70) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "The affairs of the Bloomsbury Society are now going ahead with enormous gusto" / signed "Ian Hall". Address from: University Church of Christ-the-King, Gordon Square, London WC1.
Names as mentioned: "Cecil Day Lewis". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/11/11 (November 11th 1970) A.L.S. to Eric & Nancy Crozier ("Nancy & Eric"): "I wonder whether there is a chance - and we do hope so - that you will be at the N.E. Essex T.C. on Saturday the 21st for the opening of the new Auditorium" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Institutions as mentioned: " N.E. Essex T.C "[North East Essex Technical College]
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/11/18 (Nov. 18th 1970) A.S. postcard to Eric Crozier ("Eric"): "Trudy and I were saddened to think of Nancy and you undergoing such an extremely unpleasant time... if you ever come across a sequence of poems (say 7) my favourite number, which would suit my romantic style of music" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Nancy". Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Composer’s Guild (Christopher le Fleming) 1970/11/27 (November 27, 1970) T.L.S. carbon copy to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "It is very sad news that you find yourself unable to be with us at the annual Guild lunch on December 19." / signed "C le F". Address from: 10, Stratford Place.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "[Benjamin] Britten – [William] Walton - Lord Goodman [Arnold Abraham Goodman] - Lord Eccles - Graham Whettam".
Institutions as mentioned: "Music Information Centre - Composers Guild"
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/11/30 (Nov. 30th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "I am very pleased about the recital on March 21st. I much prefer a real live audience" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Music by Bliss inferred: {Triptych]
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C. Invitation Concerts".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/11/30 (November 30th 1970) A.L.S. to the Composer’s Guild (C. le Fleming) ("Mr le Fleming"): "Thank you very much for your letter of November 27th..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Institutions as mentioned: "Music Information Centre". Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Dorset County Youth Orchestra. [1970/12 ] (Christmas 1970) [Christmas card, signed by all the members] to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss").  
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
 Samuel, Coral. 1970/12/11 A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Please do not think me presumptuous in writing to tell you how much I enjoyed "As I remember" / signed "Coral". Address from: 59 Melbury Road Kensington W14.
 Bliss music as mentioned: "As I remember - Checkmate - Adam Zero - Miracle in the Gorbals
Mrs Coral Samuel was Vice President of the Westminster Society for Mentally Handicapped Children of which I was President and that is how we became great friends -- note by Trudy Bliss
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/12/18 (December 18th 1970) A.L.S. to C. le Fleming ("Mr le Fleming"): "May I ask you to offer my sincere regrets to our members..." / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mrs Gerhard - Roberto Gerhard".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1970/12/26 (December 26th 1970) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "How kind of you to send us that delicious 'Symphony in Jam'" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/02/03 (February 3rd 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "Here are just two little alterations in the Capriccio" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Capriccio" [in Triptych] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/03/09 (March 19th) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "1/ We are both very sorry to hear about the 'flu' - I shall get a report from Barbara... she comes with us to the Q.E. Hall to hear Kentner play my new 'Triptych'" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 31, Collingham Road, S.W.5.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Triptych".
Names as mentioned: "Barbara – [Louis] Kentner - Matthew Smith [Picture of crimson nude] - Ivon Hitchens".
Places as mentioned: "Queen Elizabeth Hall - Cork St. Gallery".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/03/12 (March 12th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "I am so distressed that I spoilt your lovely dinner party last night" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bowden, Pamela. 1971/03/19 (19.3.71) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Having just spent a day in bed nursing a cold, I seized the opportunity of starting your book..." / signed "Pamela". Address from: 11 Wickliffe Avenue, Finchley, London N.3.
Other music as mentioned: "As I remember".
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/03/22 (March 22nd 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "Thank you for that splendid performance" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music inferred [Triptych] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/04/05 (April 5th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Trudy has been telling me of your recent most generous advocacy of my opera" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "This television opera" [Tobias and the angel]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Ann - Hassell's libretto".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/04/14 (April 14th 1971)

A.L.S. to Composers Guild of Great Britain (Secretary, Elizabeth Yeoman) ("Elizabeth”): “I expect you already knowof this series of concerts that Bryan Fairfax is giving of entirely British music...” / signed "Arthur Bliss".

Address to: Composer’s Guild of G.B., 10 Straford alce, W.1
Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 10, Stratford Place.
Names as mentioned: "Bryan Fairfax - Ruth Gipps".
Institutions as mentioned: "Composers Guild - Music Information Centre".
Provenance: Composers Guild via the Trust 1987/02/26.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/05/01 (May 1st 1971.) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Please send me your book" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other writings as mentioned: "your book"  [The new consciousness / Hugh Callaway [Ulric Nisbet] (London, 1971)] Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Alwyn, William. 1971/05/09 (May 9th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "I hope the enclosed will interest & entertain you for an hour. I know you will understand my thoughts on growing old." / signed "Bill". Address from: Lark Rise, Blythburgh.
Other writings inferred: [Winter in Copenhagen ; and Mirages / William Alwyn (Privately printed, 1971)] Provenance: Mary Alwyn 1987 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/05/10 (May 10th 1971) A.L.S. to Christopher Palmer ("Mr Palmer"): "Thank you for your letter and for the three excellent articles from 'Music & Letters'" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 22 Upwood Road SE12.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/05/13 (May 13th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to William Alwyn ("Bill") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other writings as mentioned: "Winter in Copenhagen - Anthology of XXth Century French poetry" [both by William Alwyn] Provenance: Mary Alwyn 1987 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/05/13 (May 13th 1971.) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "Thank you so much for sending me the copy of 'The New Consciousness'" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other writings as mentioned: "The New Consciousness" [by Hugh Callaway (=Ulric Nisbet)]
Names as mentioned: "Christine".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/05/14 (May 14th 1971) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "I thought I would like to let you know some of the (what shall I call them?) tributes 'in music' that are coming along before my birthday... [list of concerts]" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Morning Heroes - Piano sonata - Song cycle [Angels of the mind?] - Clarinet quintet - Pastoral [’Lie strewn the white flocks’] - Knot of Riddles - Music for Strings - Things to Come - The Enchantress".
Names as mentioned: "Enid - Marguerite Wolff – Adrian [Boult] conducting – T[rudy] - Denis Worth-Millers paintings of Exmoor".
Places as mentioned: "Royal College of Music - Queen Elizabeth Hall - Holland House - Pen Pits - Loire - Suffolk - St. Ives - Sloane St. [Gallery]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/05/20 [postmark 20 MAY 1971] A.S. postcard to Howard Bliss: [repeats list of concerts of the letter of 14th May] "Holland House was noted for its nightingales, but perhaps before our time." / signed "A.".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "Morning Heroes - Piano sonata - Song cycle - Clarinet Quintet - Pastoral - Knot of Riddles - Music for Strings - Things to Come - The Enchantress".
Names as mentioned: "Marguerite Wolff – Adrian [Boult]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Fisher, R.T. 1971/05/24 (24th May 1971) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "It is probably a long time since you have received a communication from this address. I hope it does not bring back any distant memories of school reports" / signed "Tim Fisher". Address from: Bilton Grange, Dunchurch nr. Rugby.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/05/24 (May 24th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to Ann Dannatt ("Sly-Pussy"): "It is lovely to think that we shall all be strolling down the Promenade at Cheltenham together" / signed "Arthur".  
Other music as mentioned: "Haydn Piano Sonatas".
Names as mentioned: "George - Bergen Symphony Orchestra – [Carl] Nielsen - John Bullock, Festival Organiser – [William] Glock - Trudy".
Places as mentioned: "Cheltenham".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/05/25 (May 25th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "It is good of you to join the Committee for the 'Olympians' performance" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Olympians".
Names as mentioned: "Enid - Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Royal College of Music (Director, Keith Falkner) 1971/05/28 (28.v.71) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Before we get involved in the garden, which after four weeks absence is rampant, I must send you a word of gratitude" / signed "Keith". Address from: Royal College of Music [crossed out]: Bungay, Suffolk.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Morning Heroes".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/05/28 (May 28th 1971) A.L.S. to Novello & Co. (Margaret Pace) ("Miss Pace"): "The Headmaster R.T. Fisher of my old 'prep School' Bilton Grange... writes to me that centenary celebrations are taking place in 1973... can I ask you to send him complimentary copies of the following" / signed "Arthur Bliss” Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: Novello & Co.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Three Songs for Girls or Boys Voices - Two Ballads - Royal Fanfares [and interludes] - Two dances from Checkmate".
Names as mentioned: "R.T. Fisher - Timothy Buzzard".
Places as mentioned: "Bilton Grange, Dunchurch nr. Rugby".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Kennedy, John. 1971/06/02 (Wednesday, 2nd June 1971) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I have just played on my gramophone... your recording with the L.S.O. of the Colour Symphony" / signed "John Kennedy". Address from: 4, Acton Place, Yalding, Maidstone, Kent.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Colour Symphony".
Names as mentioned: "L.S.O." [London Symphony Orchestra]
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Friend, Caroline. 1971/06/03 (June 3rd 1971) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "May I say how very much I enjoyed taking part in the performance of 'Morning Heroes' last week" / signed "Caroline Friend". Address from: 4, Pembroke Court, South Edwardes Square, London W8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Morning Heroes - As I Remember". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/04/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/06/10 (June 10th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George & Ann Dannatt ("both"): "You must be quite sick of seeing my name - so these enclosed leaflets are not for action (80th Birthday Tribute)" / signed "Arthur".  
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/06/10 (June 10th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis & Griselda Kentner ("both"): "The enclosed are not sent for any action, but just for information" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Triptych".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/06/14 (June 14th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "You played my Sonata splendidly at Ashbridge and it will sound even better in the large Q.E.H." / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Sonata".
Places as mentioned: "Ashbridge - Queen Elizabeth Hall".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Elizabeth, Queen Mother (Secretary, Martin Williams?) 1971/06/15 (15th June 1971) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I am bidden by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother to convey to you Her Majesty's warmest congratulations" / signed "Martin Williams[?] [Secretary]". Address from: Clarence House SW1.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Alexandra, Princess (Secretary, Mona Mitchell) 1971/06/15 (15th June 1971) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur") / signed "Mona Mitchell (Secretary)". Address from: Kensington Palace.
Bliss music as mentioned: "record of your Colour Symphony".
Names as mentioned: "Lady Bliss".
Institutions as mentioned: " London Repertoire Orchestra".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Ramuz, Olive. 1971/06/16 (16/6/71) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "With humble expression of thanks and appreciation, I write to you, congratulations on your Honorary Degree ... enclosed are two poems by Ramuz" / signed "Olive Ramuz". Address from: Yantlet 53 Grand Parade Leigh-on-Sea Essex.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Madam Noy".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/06/17 (June 17th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "When you most generously said you would write the programme note for 'the Olympians' for next February I was naturally delighted" / signed "Arthur".  
Names as mentioned: "Polyphonia Committee - Michael Oliver - Trudy". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Alexandra, Princess. 1971/06/19 (June 19) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I was delighted to read about you in the Birthday Honours..." / signed "Alexandra". Address from: Thatched House Lodge.
[On his being made a Companion of Honour] Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Cardus, Neville. 1971/06/21 (June 21st 1971) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I was very much gratified this afternoon to hear over the radio, Anthony Hopkins speaking in praise of your 'Music for Strings'" / signed "Neville Cardus". Address from: 112, Bickenhall Mansions, London, W1.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Music for Strings".
Names as mentioned: "Manchester Women's String Orchestra - Anthony Hopkins".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/06/22 (June 22nd 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript of postcard to George Dannatt ("George"): "Thank you so much for your letter and for the courteous way you have taken this muddle" / signed "A.B.".  
Names as mentioned: "Trudy". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/06/22 (June 22nd 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "I do feel that I do not want to take a bow on the 30th" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned or inferred: "the Sonata" [Piano sonata] – [Angels of the mind]
Names as mentioned: "Rae Woodland".
Refers to te concert in the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 20th June 1971
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Croydon Symphony Orchestra (Chairman: K.H. Pallett) 1971/06/26 (26th June 1971) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I hope you will please accept the accompanying copy of the Fanfare" / signed "K.H. Pallett (Chairman)". Address from: 146, Littleheath Road, Selsdon, South Croydon.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Fanfare" [Birthday greetings to the Croydon Symphony Orchestra]
Places as mentioned: "Boston - Birmingham".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/06/26 (June 26th 1971) A.L.S. to Eliza Martineau ("Lady Martineau"): "How very kind of you to write to me as you did, and what a memory you have to remember the long-ago past when I had a room over a carpet shop" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 17 Melville Hall Holey Road Birmingham B16 9NJ.
Names as mentioned: "my wife - Walter and Pauline Hoffmann - Ruth [Gipps] – Robert [Baker]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/06/26 (May 26th 1971) A.L.S. to Novello & Co. (Margaret Pace) ("Miss Pace"): "Would you be so kind as to send copies of Desmond Ratcliffe's Nativity by Lantern Light... to (a) John Bethel" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: Novello & Co.
Other music as mentioned: "Nativity by Lantern Light - A Children's Nativity - A Nest of Singing Birds" [all by Desmond Ratcliffe]
Names as mentioned: "Desmond Ratcliffe - John Bethell - Eric Pinkett - Gordon Dale".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Baker, Janet. 1971/06/29 (29th June 1971) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I am absolutely delighted to have this lovely edition of Simples... Congratulations too on your latest and most deserved honour" / signed "Janet (Baker)". Address from: Bamford Cottage, South Hill Avenue, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Simples". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Gertrude. 1971/06/29 (June 29 71) A.L.S. to Eric & Nancy Crozier ("Eric and Nancy"): "What a lovely letter from Eric! Yes, we meet far too rarely" / signed "Trudy". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Eric Crozier 1985/11/06.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/06/30 (June 30th 1971.) Autograph postcard, signed to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "the erudite Professor Severn prophesised a career for me... I am afraid he was feeling a bump caused by getting up too quickly under an overhead ledge" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Professor Severn". Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Moody, Gil. 1971/07/07 [postmark] A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir"): "I would like to ask if you would consider sending me a signed musical excerpt from your Clarinet Quintet" / signed "Gil Moody". Address from: 1300 Evergreen Drive Greenville North Carolina 29834 U.S.A.
Address to: Savile Club forwarded to 8, The Lane Marlborough Place London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Clarinet Quintet". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Royal College of Music (Director, Keith Falkner) 1971/07/08 (8.xii.1971) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Thank you for your letter about Ruth Gipps. I am only so sorry that I did not have it before the Council Meeting on Monday" / signed "Keith". Address from: Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Ruth Gipps". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/07/12 (July 12th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "It is to you that I owe deep thanks, firstly, for the very fine performance of my Sonata" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Sonata" [Piano sonata]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Chissell, Joan. [1971]/07/12 (Monday July 12th) A.L.S. to Arthur & Gertrude Bliss ("Sir Arthur & Lady Bliss"): "Now that Cheltenham is all over, please may I take the liberty of wishing you both the happiest possible month of musical celebration at this great landmark." / signed "Joan Chissell". Address from: 7d, Abbey Road, St John's Wood, London.
Institutions as mentioned: "Cheltenham Festival". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/07/18 (July 18th 1972) Photocopy of typed transcript to George & Ann Dannatt ("George and Ann"): "I feel I must write a short note to tell you how very much your both being at Cheltenham added to our joy" / signed "Arthur".  
Places as mentioned: "Cheltenham". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Concord Management Ltd. (Administrator, Ann Collis) 1971/07/23 (23rd July, 1971) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "Further to the arrangements for your Birthday Concert" / signed "Ann Collis". Address from: 76 Herne Hill, London, SE24.
Names as mentioned: "Lord & Lady Hirshfield (the chairman of the orchestra) – Archie [=Archibald] Newman (Press & Publicity officer of the orchestra) - Terence Hodgkinson (for the [Victoria & Albert] Museum) - the [Elgar] Howarth piece - Lady Bliss".
Institutions as mentioned: "Philomusica of London".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/07/29 (July 29th 1971.) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Mrs Christopher Sellick [Karen] - Mrs Richard Gatehouse [Barbara] - Sylvie".
Places as mentioned: "39, Warwick Gardens, London - House Orchard nr. Blandford, Dorset - Greystones, Tarrant, Dorset - Royal Albert Hall".
Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Novello & Co. (Wallace.) 1971/07/30 (30/7/71) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Many happy returns of the day from all of us" / signed "Wallace". Address from: 9 Heathfield Gdns W4.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/07/30 (July 30th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("Georgio"): "I have just unwrapped the painting and am filled with admiration for it" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "Colour Symphony".
Other works as mentioned: "A Symphony of Four Colours" [painting by George Dannatt]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/07/30 (July 30th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to Ann Dannatt ("Sly Pussies"): "Your present was as usual unimaginable, and yet immediately straight to the point" / signed "Arthur".  
Other works inferred: "A Symphony of Four Colours" [painting by George Dannatt]
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - George – Richie [Gatehouse]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Birmingham Chamber Music Society (Chairman: L.J. Wolfson) 1971/07/31 (31st July 1971) T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I should like, on behalf of the Birmingham Chamber Music Society to offer our best wishes on your 80th birthday and many happy returns of the day. We are celebrating your 80th birthday year with a performance of your first string quartet..." / signed "L.J. Wolfson". Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "first string quartet" [String quartet no. 1].
Names as mentioned: "Dartington Quartet - Colin Sauer, 72, Laura Grove, Paignton, Devon [in A.E.D.B.'s hand]".
Places as mentioned: "Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Britten, Benjamin. 1971/08/00 (undated) A.S. card to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur") / signed "Ben". Address from: The Red House.
Names as mentioned: "Owen Wingrave". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1987/01/27/1987/02/26.
Elizabeth II, Queen [1971/08/02] Telegram to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "I send you my warmest congratulations on your 80th birthday and my very best wishes" / signed "Elizabeth R.". Address from: Buckingham Palace.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Gipps, Ruth. 1971/08/02 (2.VIII.71) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "This is the actual birthday, and I am looking forward to tonight's Prom" / signed "Wid". Address from: Allfarthings, Hermitage Road, Kenley, Surrey.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Meditations [on a theme of John Blow] - I should have asked you to write a horn concerto".
Names as mentioned: "Karen - as Head of the B.B.C. - R.V.W. [Ralph Vaughan Williams] - Chanticleer Orchestra – Lance [Baker]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/08/02 (August 2nd 1971) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "This is a real treasure for me! - Igor's card and writing." / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "I. S. [Igor Stravinsky] - Patricia - Napoleon - Laura - Carol - Michael - Enid". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Hughes, David. 1971/08/04 (4th August 1971) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Please excuse my taking the liberty of writing to you, but your 80th Birthday Celebrations... must have been a tremendous day for you" / signed "David Hughes". Address from: 9 Stonehills Mansions, Streatham High Road, London SW16.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Enchantress".
Places as mentioned: "Royal Albert Hall".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/08/04 (August 4th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears ("Ben & Peter"): "Thank you so much for your warm birthday greetings - much appreciated. Ben, I did not tell you how much I admired 'Owen Wingrave'" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "Owen Wingrave [by Benjamin Britten]". Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/08/04 (August 4th 1971) A.L.S. to Nancy Farquharson ("Nan"): "Three delicious bottles of Claret have arrived from the Army and Navy Stores. God bless our Forces, land & sea, I say" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Maurice - Annabel - Ben? - Maidie". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/08/08 (August 8th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "I have just been playing the recording of your broadcast of 'Tryptich'. The middle movement sound superb" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Triptych".
Names as mentioned: "Griselda".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Holford, R Stephen. [1971]/08/09 (9th Aug) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "When your record arrived I felt a little disconcerted at receiving it and I cannot really express my pleasure and gratitude for your great kindness" / signed "Stephen Holford". Address from: St Augustine's Abbey. Ramsgate Kent.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Blow Meditations [Meditations on a theme of John Blow] - Music for Strings". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1993/04/22.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/08/10 (August 10th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "It was good of you to take all that trouble to write: I did not mean you to" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Love to you two". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Mann, William. 1971/08/12 (12.viii.71) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I was sorry to be out of the country at the time of your two main birthday concerts, and that brief birthday greeting of mine in the Philomusica programme-book was ridiculously short of what I wanted to express" / signed "Bill Mann". Address from: 14 Belvedere Drive London SW19.
Other music as mentioned: "Oboe Concerto - Four Last Songs [both by Richard Strauss]".
Names as mentioned: "[Johann Wolfgang  von]Goethe".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Darrell-Smith, Agnes. 1971/08/12 (12-8-'71) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur Bliss"): "It is with deepest appreciation that I write at once to thank you so very sincerely for your lovely photo" / signed "Agnes Darrell-Smith". Address from: 16 West Park SE9.
Names as mentioned: "your... grandson [Michael Gatehouse] – [Louis] Lord Mountbatten". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/08/13 (August 13th 1971) A.L.S. ("Sir"): "On November 22 & 23 the Denver Symphony Orchestra is honouring my 80th year ... so I am asking my publisher to send you a copy of my recently published autobiography". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado.
Bliss works as mentioned: "Morning heroes – As I remember".
Names as mentioned: "Denver Symphony Orchestra - my brother [Kennard] - my father [Francis E. Bliss] - Glen Giffin".
Provenance: Bought from May & May, 1988/11/11.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/08/21 (August 21st 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I have written this morning to Roger Falk, asking him to request the Olympians Chairman to hold the next meeting early in October here." / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music inferred: [The Olympians]
Names as mentioned: "Roger Falk – [J.B.] Priestley – Fabers [Faber & Faber]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/08/22 (August 22nd 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Trudy has come back from Keele University flushed with geological success" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "problem of cutting the Olympians".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Dannatt, George. 1971/08/25 (25th August, 1971) Photocopy of T.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Arthur"): "Ann reminded me that JB, in his speech at the Savoy, laid particular emphasis on the fact that the third act had "never been heard"" / signed "George". Address from: Hatch Lodge.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the opera".
Names as mentioned: "Ann - JB [Priestley] - Trudy - John Shaw - Trevor's office".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/08/27 (August 27th 1971) A.L.S. to Donald F. Weeks ("Mr Weeks"): "I was very pleased to get your letter and learn that records of some of my music can be obtained in Hollywood" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 7540 Hampton Ave. 201 W. Hollywood California 90046 U.S.A.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Pastoral - Knot of Riddles - As I Remember".
Institutions as mentioned: "Faber & Faber".
Places as mentioned: "Hollywood".
Provenance: Donald Weeks donated to Trust.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/08/31 (August 31st 1971) A.L.S. to Christopher Palmer ("Mr Palmer"): "Please accept the enclosed with my thanks" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "Musical Opinion [journal]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/09/02 (September 2nd) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "This is exceedingly kind and helpful of you... You will see in the vocal score that Trudy is bringing, and in which paper markers indicate the cuts I suggest" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Opera".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/09/02 (September 2nd) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "This is exceedingly kind and helpful of you... You will see in the vocal score that Trudy is bringing, and in which paper markers indicate the cuts I suggest" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Opera [The Olympians]".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/09/02 (September 2nd) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I have spent today playing on my gramophone disks of the Opera" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Opera" [The Olympians]
Other music as mentioned: "a Celtic opera of his own" [Deidre of the sorrows by Karl Rankl]
Names as mentioned: "Rankl".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/09/06 (September 6th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Bryan Fairfax came this morning and gladly welcomed the cuts agreed on" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music inferred: [The Olympians]
Names as mentioned: "Bryan Fairfax".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/09/19 (Sept. 19th) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("Georgio"): "Here I am sitting in your beautiful music room and looking through your 'A Christmas Service'" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 58 East Hatch, Tisbury, Wiltshire.
Other music as mentioned: "Sonatina in Diem Navitatis [sic] Christi - Sonatina ad usum infantis - Polonaise from Arlecchino" [all by Fwerruccio Busoni].
Names as mentioned: "Cezanne – [Ferruccio] Busoni - Ann".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/09/22 (Sept 22nd 1971) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "Thank you for your postcard about Hawthornden. We are here until Saturday when we return home. This is really to say that outside the living room are two plants of sedum conspicca [?=spectabile], a fleshy plant 1 ½ feet high with flat plates of dense small pink or purple flowers ..." / signed "A.". Address from: 58, East Hatch, Tisbury, Wiltshire.
Places as mentioned: "Hawthornden". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur & Gertrude. 1971/09/24 (September 24th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to Ann Dannatt ("S/P"): "We are having a lovely time. Trudy out all day today in Shillinhurst [sic] quarries" / signed "the absent Geologist and the present composer". Address from: East Heath Lodge writing paper.
Bliss music as mentioned: "the Olympians".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - Mr Green - David Cecil – [Thomas] Hardy - George - Christine - Mrs S[Aunders?]".
Places as mentioned: "Shillingstone quarry".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/09/25 (Sept 25th 1971) A.L.S. to Christopher Palmer ("Mr Palmer"): "I have just returned to London to find your letter. The address I have for Walton is ... – San Felice" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Address to: 22 Upwood Road SE12.
Names as mentioned: "William Walton". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/10/01 (October 1st 1971.) A.L.S. to Ulric Nisbet ("Wigs"): "I am so pleased to possess the fine drawing" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Works by others as mentioned: "the fine drawing" [by Christine Nisbet] Provenance: Ulric Nisbet via Lady Bliss 1985/05/03.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/10/05 (October 5th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Thank you so much for the Denis Mitchell catalogue" / signed "Arthur".  
Other works as mentioned: "A Symphony in Four Colours" [picture by George Dannatt]
Names as mentioned: "Denis Mitchell [sculptor] - Enid - Denis Forman".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/10/11 (Oct 11th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Louis Kentner ("Louis"): "Thank you so much for checking on this: if you find anything more, will you mark in pencil in the margin" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music inferred: [Triptych]
Names as mentioned: "Griselda".
Institutions as mentioned: "B.C." [British Council?]
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/10/29 (Oct. 29th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Marguerite Wolff ("Marguerite"): "I thought you would like to know... that the B.B.C. are broadcasting the record of the birthday concert" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Institutions as mentioned: "B.B.C.". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Weeks, Donald F. 1971/10/30 (Oct 30, 1971) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("Sir Arthur"): "I re-read your letter of Aug 27, but still, I have not read your publication As I Remember" / signed "Mr Weeks". Address from: 7540 Hampton Ave. 201 West Hollywood California 90046 U.S.A.
Address to: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "As I Remember - Adam Zero".
Places as mentioned: "England".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/05 (November 5th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to Brown ("Mr. Brown"): "Just to let you know that I have started The St. Francis's Prayer in memory of Sheila" / signed "Arthur Bliss".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "St. Francis's Prayer" [Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi] Provenance: Orpington Junior Singers Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/06 (November 6th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "I have felt considerable concern over the amount of administrative work that has fallen on members of the Olympians Committee" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "my Opera"[The Olympians]
Names as mentioned: "Bryan Fairfax - Archie Newman - the Queen Mother".
Institutions as mentioned: "Polyphonia".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/07 (November 7th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Of course I shall be delighted to propose you again for the Garrick" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "on my own machine (recently bought at great expense to Olympianise on!)" [The Olympians]
Other music as mentioned: "Requiem". [by Priaulx Rainier]
Names as mentioned: "Priaulx Rainier".
Institutions as mentioned: "the Garrick [Club]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Krizanac, Matko. 1971/11/09 (le 9 novembre 1971) A.L.S. to Arthur Bliss ("le tres honorable chousieur"): "[in French asking for a signed photograph]" / signed "Matko Krizanac". Address from: Salata 11, P.P. 949 41001 Zagreb Yugoslavia.
Address to: Savile Club 69 Brook St London W1England.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/15 (November 15th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to Ann Dannatt ("Ann"): "Thank you so much for the delicious lunch" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Olympians".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/15 (November 15th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Thank you so much for undertaking the playing of the tapes" / signed "Arthur".  
Names as mentioned: "Priaulx Rainier - Simenon - H.J. [Henry James] - W.S.[Walter Scott] - F.D. [Fyodor Dostoevsky]". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/15 (November 15th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Novello & Co. (Promotion Department?, Carolyn Wilson) ("Carolyn"): "Thank you so much for leaving the press photos of The Olympians with me" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Olympians".
Names as mentioned: "Alan Lamboll".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/15 (November 15th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Novello & Co. (Promotion Department?, Carolyn Wilson)  ("Carolyn"): "Thank you so much for letting me have so much of Gerard's music" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "Violin Concerto" [by Gerard Schurmann].
Names as mentioned: "George Budge - Yossi Zironi".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/16 (November 16th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to Brown ("Mr. Brown"): "Under separate registered post I am sending you my setting of Sheila's Prayer" / signed "Arthur Bliss".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "Sheila’s Prayer" [Prayer of St Francis of Assisi]
Names as mentioned: "Sheila [Mossmann] - John Bryant - Miss Sybil Bell".
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos, Borough Green, Sevenoaks, Kent".
Provenance: Orpington Junior Singers Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/17 (December 17th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George & Ann Dannatt ("George and Ann"): "I am literally at a loss to express what I feel when Trudy tells me that you both, and your mother, too, George, went to make donations to 'The Olympians'" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Olympians".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy - your mother [Mrs J.E. Dannatt]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/17 (November 17th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "Garrick Club. There is no personal form for a candidate for election to sign" / signed "Arthur".
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Olympians".
Names as mentioned: "[Alan] Lamboll – [Bryan] Fairfax – [Archie] Newman".
Insitutions as mentioned: "Garrick Club".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/17 [postcard - enclosed with letter of same date] Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt: "I thought you would like to see a self-portrait carved after the last Olympian Committee meeting" / signed "Arthur".  
Bliss music as mentioned: "Olympian Committee meeting".
Names as mentioned: "Trudy".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/11/20 (November 20th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Novello & Co. (Promotion Department?, Carolyn Wilson)  ("Carolyn"): "I am so sorry that you will be leaving Novellos at the end of the year" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Institutions as mentioned: "Novellos". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/12/03 (December 3rd 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Novello & Co. (Promotion Department?, Carolyn Wilson) ("Carolyn"): "How kind of you to get this perfectly typed for me" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/12/05 (December 5th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to William Alwyn ("Bill") / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "Juan or the Libertine". [by William Alwyn] Provenance: Mary Alwyn 1987 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/12/05 (December 5th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Benjamin Britten ("Ben"): "I was so touched to find a page of your own manuscript in the volume given me at yesterday's lunch" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Other music as mentioned: "such variety in 12 bars out of my initials". Provenance: Britten Estate 1983 via Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/12/05 (December 5th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Humphry Searle ("Humphrey") : "I was very touched to see the two pages of your manuscript (with the referenceto my own Pastoral in it) in the book given to me at yesterday's lunch" / signed "Arthur". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London, NW8 OPN
Address to: 44a Ordnance Hill, N.W.8.
Bliss music as mentioned: "Pastoral" Provenance: Provenance: Photocopy from British Library MS.Mus.1747, supplied 1996/02/01
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/12/06 (December 6th 1971) A.L.S. to Howard Bliss ("H."): "This is just to say that all of the Sellick family will be here for tea (about 4.0) on Sunday the 19th - and it would be nice for them and us if you happened to be able to join us" / signed "A.". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Betty Lammin from next door". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/12/06 (December 6th 1971) Photocopy of A.L.S. to Novello & Co. (Promotion Department?, Carolyn Wilson) ("Carolyn"): "Thank you so much for the typed article. You must let me know what your fee is" / signed "Arthur Bliss". Address from: 8, The Lane, Marlborough Place, London.
Names as mentioned: "Trudy". Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/12/17 (December 17th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to J.E. Dannatt ("Mrs Dannatt [mother of George]"): "I was very touched indeed, as was Trudy, when we learnt that you had joined George and Ann in donating a sum towards the production of 'The Olympians'" / signed "Arthur Bliss" Address to: 47 Westcombe Park Road SE3.
Bliss music as mentioned: "The Olympians".
Names as mentioned: "George - Ann".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.
Bliss, Arthur. 1971/12/26 (December 26th 1971) Photocopy of typed transcript to George Dannatt ("George"): "How kind of you to let me have the Essays on Baudelaire's Dream" / signed "Arthur".  
Other writings as mentioned: "Le Cimetiere Martin" [by Charles Baudelaire]
Names as mentioned: "Baudelaire - Chris [Sellick] - B.F. [Bryan Fairfax]".
Provenance: Lady Bliss 1992/06/04.