Scholes, Percy A., 1877-1958

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Percy A. Scholes was an English lexicologist and writer on music. Largely self-taught, he graduated from Oxford and began working as a journalist and lecturer. During his remarkably active life in music, he was a teacher, critic, editor, lecturer, and author, known for his early support of broadcasting, the gramophone, and the pianola. Among many accomplishments, the Oxford Companion to Music remains an outstanding achievement.

From the description of Percy Scholes letter to Mr. Glaister, 1930 Apr. 25. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57436118

English writer on music and encyclopedist.

From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : Oxford, 23 July 1945, to Leonard Hyman, 1945 July 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874526

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creatorOf 1918-65.ff. ii + 656 + 45* + 45**. 236 x 190mm.includes:f. 14, 15v, 19v Arthur Hinton, composer: Signed as present at general meetings of the Royal Philharmonic Society: 1913, 1918-19.ff. 14, 15, 23, 26v, 35v, 53v, 58v Howard Ellis Carr, composer..., 1918-1965 British Library
creatorOf SOCIETY OF AUTHORS ARCHIVE. Vol. CCCCIX (ff. 104). 1. ff. 1-13v. Frederick George Aflalo and Charles Henry Cook v. Lawrence & Bullen Ltd.; 1903. 2. ff. 14-18v. William Morris Colles v. W. Somerset Maugham; 1908. 3. ff. 19-23. A. Chantry Corbould v. '..., 1903-1915 British Library
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. v. General correspondence; 1910-1920.ff. 181. Overall size 269 x 229mm.Oxford University Musical Club: Letters to A. C. Boult, secretary: 1909-1910.includes:f. 1 Ernst Schiever, violinist: Letter and postcards to A. C..., 1910-1920 British Library
creatorOf Variations to Deed of Trust and register of members on incorporation under Articles of Association; 1915-28.ff. 15. Largest size, 380 x 240mm.As follows:—1. ff. 1-10. Deeds of Appointment of new Trustees under the terms of the original trust deed of ..., 1915-1928 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1592. Letters of composers: A collection of letters of British composers, performers, promoters and publishers; 1825-1929; n.d. All names are in the index to this catalogue. Includes letters relating to Sacred Harmonic Society performances, f..., 1825-1929 British Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1940-1941 British Library
creatorOf Scholes, Percy, 1877-1958. Typewritten letter signed, dated : Oxford, 23 July 1945, to Leonard Hyman, 1945 July 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf MS Mus. 932. O’Neill Papers. Vol. iii. Letters from correspondents with surnames beginning N–Z, and from unidentified correspondents.ff. 144. 275 x 220mm.includes:ff. 2-5 Adine O'Neill, née Rückert; pianist: Guiomar Novaes, Brazilian pianist: Le... British Library
creatorOf Vol. I (ff. 140). 1938-1954.Music: Alexander Hyatt King, of the Music Room, British Museum: Correspondence and papers rel. to the harmonica of Alexander Hyatt King: 1938-1971, n.d: Partly Germ. and Fr.: Partly typewritten and printed.includes:ff. 1-1..., 1938-1954 British Library
creatorOf 46839. MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS, viz.:, 1260-1923 British Library
creatorOf Vol. CCXXV (ff. 227). 1912-1928.Dr Percy Alfred Scholes, writer on music: Correspondence with the Society of Authors of and rel. to Dr Percy Alfred Scholes: 1912-1958., 1912-1928 British Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION PAPERS. Vol. li (ff. 213). Sadie – Southern California University.includes:ff. 1-12 Stanley Sadie, musicologist: Letters to Royal Musical Association: 1955-1969: Partly signed.f. 13 W. Bruce Salmon, MBE: Letter to Royal ... British Library
creatorOf Vol. CCXXVI (ff. 213). 1929-1958.Dr Percy Alfred Scholes, writer on music: Correspondence with the Society of Authors of and rel. to Dr Percy Alfred Scholes: 1912-1958., 1929-1958 British Library
creatorOf Ferrier, J. Todd (John Todd), d. 1943. [Collection of pamphlets on vegetarianism and vegetarian recipes]. Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf C. Letters to Dr Charles Burney, classical scholar (b.1757, d.1817) from various correspondents, with miscellaneous notes; 1788-1815 n.d. Offered to C. B. Oldman, Principal Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum, by Percy A. Scholes in 1948 (..., 1788-1815 British Library
referencedIn Ward, John Owen. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Oct. 11, 1978 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan additional printed ephemera, 1815-2008. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. vi. General correspondence; 1921-1930.ff. 199. Overall size 271 x 267mm.includes:ff. 1-2, 33, 64 Gustav Theodore Holst, composer: Letters and postcards to A. C. Boult: 1918-1928: Partly autogr., partly typewritten, ca..., 1921-1930 British Library
creatorOf Scholes, Percy Alfred, 1877-1958. Percy Scholes letter to Mr. Glaister, 1930 Apr. 25. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn A.P. Schmidt Company. A.P. Schmidt Company archives, 1869-1958 (bulk 1895-1920). Library of Congress
referencedIn Correspondence, 1904-1937. Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library, HarvardUniversity
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937 person
correspondedWith A.P. Schmidt Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hipkins, Alfred J. (Alfred James), 1826-1903. person
associatedWith Hyman, Leonard, person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Ward, John Owen. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Lancashire, England
Florence, Italy


Birth 1877-07-24

Death 1958-07-31





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