Walton, William, 1902-1983

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William Walton composed the Sinfonia Concertante while living in London with the Sitwell family. Walton dedicated the three movements of the work to Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell. The Sinfonia Concertante was first published in 1928 and revised in 1943.

From the description of Sinfonia concertante : for orchestra with pianoforte (quasi obbligato) / by William Walton. [ca. 1927] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092340

English composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Untergrainau b[ei] Garmisch, 25 March [n.y., ca. 1922?], to Gordon Bryan, ca. 1922? (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270678990

Epithet: OM, composer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001123.0x000151

British composer.

From the description of [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571126

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referencedIn Thomas Balston Papers of the Sitwells, 1924-1960 Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
referencedIn ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ballet in two tableaux; 1924-6. Full score, dated Monte Carlo 1925-6. In the hand of William Walton, with annotations by Lambert., 1924-1926 British Library
referencedIn Jascha Heifetz Collection, 1911-1972 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912. General Collection manuscript music miscellany, [ca. 1600-ongoing]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Walton, William, 1902-1983. Richard III shooting script [manuscript], 1954 July 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf 'POLKA', by Sir William Turner Walton, from 'Façade'; [1926?]. Pencil score for four treble instruments, percussion, reciter and violoncello. The only instrument specifically mentioned is the B flat clarinet. Not included in the original version of t..., 1926 British Library
creatorOf Original letters: supplementary volume.ff. 265.1. ff. 1-15. Correspondence of William Watts (secretary of the Philharmonic Society 1815-47); 1816-26, n.d. Included are letters from J. H. Griesbach, Henry Smart and Thomas Lindsay Willman. With a lette..., 1816-1976 British Library
referencedIn Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1950 (ff. 153).includes:f. 1 Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Baronet; conductor: Ernest John Moeran, composer: Alan J. Kirby, OBE; conductor; Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letter to Alan J. Kirby from Er..., 1950 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1565. William Walton: ‘Jodelling Song’ and ‘Trams’. Autograph pencil full score. Numbered ‘22’ and ‘13’ respectively, which corresponds with the numbering in the first performance of the revised version. ff. 2-3r. ‘Jodelling Song’, for fl... British Library
creatorOf Walton, William, 1902-1983. Violin concerto / violin & pianoforte. Library of Congress
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1849, 1868, 1914-45 (ff. 215).includes:ff. 2-3 William Ward, 11th Baron Ward; 1st Earl of Dudley: Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer: Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to Stanley Luca..., 1849-1945 British Library
referencedIn Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1960 (ff. 147).includes:f. 1 Charles Edmund Rubbra, composer: Sylvia C. East, Hon. Secretary, The Henry Wood National Memorial Trust: Letter to Sylvia C. East from Charles Edmund Rubbra: 1960.f. 2 Sylvi..., 1960 British Library
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1531. Michael Hurd Papers: Letters from correspondents Jacobson-Wordsworth and unknown correspondent; 1952-2001, n.d.ff. 95. 305 x 250mm.includes:f. 1. Michael Hurd, composer and author: Maurice Jacobson: Letter from Maurice Jacobson to M..., 1952-2001 British Library
referencedIn Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Manuscripts, [1942?]-1992 British Library: Music Collections
creatorOf SIR WILLIAM WALTON: lists of corrections and amended pages of score for various works; [1957-1977]. Partly autograph. Presented by Roy Douglas, Esq., 24 Jan. 1989. Paper; ff. 32. Largest size 380 x 283mm. 1. ff. 1-6. Concerto for cello and orchestra;..., 1957-1977 British Library
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf SIR WILLIAM WALTON: 'Te Deum Laudamus' in D for double chorus, semi-chorus, organ and orchestra 'set to music for The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey June 2nd 1953'. Autograph. Full score, written in pencil, with Eng..., 1953 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1641. Vol. xvi. MacKenzie-Wilder.ff. 187. 335 x 240mmincludes:ff. 1-2. Harriet Cohen, CBE; pianist: Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, KCVO; composer: Letter from Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie to Harriet Cohen: 1912.ff. 3-4. Harriet Coh... British Library
referencedIn Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1958-59 (ff. 256).includes:f. 1 Leslie Regan, Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Frederick Woodhouse, singer: T. Frost, Education Officer, Borough of Barking: Letter to Leslie Regan from T. Frost rel...., 1958-1959 British Library
creatorOf Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969,. Letters from various correspondents, 1958-1967. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Yale School of Music. The Yale School of Music papers, 1897-1993 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Walton, William, 1902-1983. Autograph letter signed, dated : Untergrainau b[ei] Garmisch, 25 March [n.y., ca. 1922?], to Gordon Bryan, ca. 1922? Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1962 March 2. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf CORRESPONDENCE, MINUTES AND BALANCE SHEETS; 1939-48. The correspondents are listed in the index. ff. 145. 385 x 270mm. Quarter leather binding.includes:f. 1 Julia Myra Hess, DBE; pianist: Letter to Dorothy —: 1939: Autogr.f. 2 Julia Myra Hess, DB..., 1939-1948 British Library
creatorOf Balston, Thomas. Papers, 1924-1960. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf CURZON COLLECTION. Vol. CVII (ff. 58). William Walton, Carl Maria von Weber. 1. ff. 1-24v. Walton: *Sinfonia concertante, 1927, for piano and orchestra. Solo part, with a reduction for piano of the orchestral parts, in score (London: Oxford Universit... British Library
creatorOf SUPPLEMENTARY SHAW PAPERS. Vol. VIII (ff. 251). Miscellaneous correspondence of G. B. Shaw; 1905-1949, n.d. Partly autograph.Drama: Literary History: George Bernard Shaw, author: Correspondence and papers of George Bernard Shaw: 1888-1950, n.d.includ..., 1905-1949 British Library
referencedIn The Leonard Burkat Papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Central State University (Okla.). Symphonic Band. [CSU Symphonic Band] [sound recording] : [Mitchell Hall Auditorium, Tuesday, February 20, 1979, 8:00 p.m.]. University of Central Oklahoma, Chambers Library
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Walton, William, 1902-1983. Sinfonia concertante : for orchestra with pianoforte (quasi obbligato) / by William Walton. Yale University Library
referencedIn CURZON COLLECTION. Vol. CXV. Litolff Weber; 1933-1965. ff. 129. Various sizes. 1. ff. 1-5. Litolff; 1958. 2. ff. 6-22. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; 1933-1955, n.d. Works include 'Variations sérieuses' (ff. 7-19v). 3. ff. 23v, 24. Medtner; 1942. 4. ff. 25-2..., 1933-1965 British Library
referencedIn Jascha Heifetz Collection, 1802-1987, (bulk 1911-1974) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn JOHN IRELAND COLLECTION. Vol. XVI. Trio, no. 3, E minor, for violin, cello and piano; 1938. Autograph score (imperfect, ff. 1-19 only), including part of movement 1 in ink and movement 4 ('finale') in pencil marked 'March 14, 1938'; proof sheets corr..., 1938 British Library
creatorOf Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Music and literary manuscripts in the Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University Library
creatorOf NCSA Orchestra. NCSA Orchestra [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988. Façade / [choreography by Frederic Ashton ; music by William Walton]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Act II. Full score, pencil. Imperfect. Partly autograph, partly in the hand of the orchestrator, William Walton. Formerly Loan 75/12.Sir William Turner Walton, OM; composer: Lord Berners' 'The Triumph of Neptune', Act II, score partly in the hand of:... British Library
referencedIn Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1954-57 (ff. 167).includes:f. 1 Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, composer: Royal Philharmonic Society: Chappell and Co; music publishers: Card relative to the press tickets allocation for the Stravinsky conce..., 1954-1957 British Library
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1973 January 25, 26, 27. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1961February 6 and 16. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf JOHN AMIS CORRESPONDENCE: letters, principally from musicians but with some literary and other figures, to John Amis; 1942-1991, n.d. Correspondents include Sir Michael Tippett (25 letters), Luigi Nono (4), Dmitrii Shostakovich (2) and Dame Edith Sit..., 1942-1991 British Library
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Walton, William, 1902-1983. Letter, [1925 December ?] London, to Sergeĭ Dyagilev [London. 2] p. on 1 fold. l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf MACNAGHTEN CONCERTS COLLECTION. Vol. XVII (ff. 164). 1. ff. 1-96. Phyllis Tate: 'Explorations around a Troubadour Song' for piano; 1974. 2. ff. 97-103. William Walton: Fanfare for brass; 1959. 3. ff. 104-127. Grace Williams: Prelude and Processional ..., 1948-1974 British Library
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by subject), 1915 to 1996 St John's College, Oxford
creatorOf HUMPHREY SEARLE COLLECTION. Vol. cxviii. Letters from notable writers, arranged alphabetically by correspondent; 1936-1982, n.d. Partly typewritten. Searle removed these letters from the main sequence (now Add. 71839-71840).ff. 195.includes:ff. 1-4 ..., 1936-1982 British Library
referencedIn Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987. Jascha Heifetz collection, 1802-1987 (bulk 1911-1974). Library of Congress
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. xxxvii. Published articles of some writings by Boult; 1920-1979. Arranged by the title of the publication. Printed.ff. 121. Overall size 324 x 236mm.includes:f. 118 Sir William Turner Walton, OM; composer: Calendar of..., 1920-1979 British Library
creatorOf G. B. SHAW PAPERS: SERIES II. Vol. XXV (ff. 306). 'Major Barbara', filmscript; 1940-1941. Mainly typewritten, with MS. additions in Shaw's and others' hands. Includes some fragments and shorthand. At f. 21 Shaw's personal prologue, written as a tr..., 1940-1941 British Library
creatorOf SUPPLEMENTARY ABERCONWAY PAPERS. Vol. II A (ff. 130.) 1. Letters from: Maurice Baring, 1921: -John Christie, 1939: -C.B. Cochran, 1927: -Ada Leverson, 1927, n.d.: -Andrée and Dugald Sutherland Maccoll, 1945-1948: -A.E.W. Mason, 1927?, 1939?: -S..., 1911-1956 British Library
creatorOf Piedmont Chamber Orchestra. Piedmont Chamber Orchestra [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Victoria Ocampo papers, 1908-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn The Yale School of Music Papers, 1875-1993 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 247). Yehudi Menuhin, Hubert Parry, Lord Reith, Jean Sibelius, Ethel Smyth, Charles Villiers Stanford, Donald Francis Tovey, Bruno Walter, William Walton, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Williamson.includes:f. 1 Vally Las... British Library
creatorOf SIR WILLIAM WALTON: Correction to the overture ‘Portsmouth Point’; 1958. Autograph, written in ink on a strip of paper now bound with a copy of the printed score (Oxford University Press, 1928) extensively annotated in pencil by Norman Del Mar. The c..., 1958 British Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1957-1958 British Library
referencedIn Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969. Vernon Duke collection, 1918-1968. Library of Congress
referencedIn Walter Trampler papers, 1904-2005 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn General Collection manuscript music miscellany, [ca. 1600-ongoing] Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vernon Duke Collection, 1918-1968 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf WILLIAM WALTON: foxtrot, 'Old Sir Faulk', from 'Façade'; [1926?]. Pencil full score. Autograph. Notated in systems of seven staves each including speaker. Instrumentation is indicated only where the woodwind players need to change instruments; 'chang..., 1926 British Library
creatorOf SIR WILLIAM TURNER WALTON (b. 1902, d. 1983): Musical compositions; 1916. Autograph. (1) '"Tell me where is fancy bred" [set] for soprano and tenor three violins and piano' (f. 1); 'July 2nd, 1916' (f. 4b). Words by William Shakespeare. Score. ff. 1-..., 1916 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence concerning membership, etc.; 1951-59 (ff. 188).includes:f. 1 Sir William Turner Walton, OM; composer: Alan J. Kirby, OBE; conductor; Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letter to Sir William Turner Walton from Alan J. Kirby: 1951:..., 1951-1959 British Library
referencedIn Seiber Collection. Vol. xcix. Other individual composers and their works; 1944-1960, n.d.ff. i + 309.Partial contents:1. ff. 148-158. Draft and notes for lecture on Hindemith, Ludus Tonalis; [1945]. Pencil. Delivered at Philharmonic Arts Club, 8 Marc..., 1944-1960 British Library
creatorOf CECIL GRAY PAPERS. Vol. XIV (ff. 119). Correspondence of Cecil Gray with William Walton, chiefly concerning a projected opera on the subject of Gesualdo, with related papers; 1941-1948. Partly typewritten. Partly Italian.Sir William Turner Walton, OM..., 1941-1948 British Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1961 April 15. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn LETTERS TO EDWARD CLARK. Vol. I (ff. 218). A-K, including letters of:-(a) Alban Berg; 1930-1935. Partly signed. Published in B.L.J., xi, 1985, pp. 46-59. Includes (ff. 47-49b) a letter to Sir Adrian Boult relating to a performance by the B.B.C. Symp..., 1930-1935 British Library
referencedIn The Benny Goodman Papers, 1910-1992, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Vol. ii (ff. 136). Matthews -Xenakis.includes:ff. 1-13 Colin Matthews, composer: Letters to M. Vyner from Colin Matthews: 1984-1987, n.d.: Partly signed.ff. 14-19v Olivier Messiaen, composer: Letters, etc., to M. Vyner from Olivier Messiaen: 198... British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 958. William Glock Collection. Vol. xvi. Uchida–Zeller, and unidentified correspondents; 1942-1999, n.d.ff. 132. 325 x 255mm.includes:ff. 1-3 Sir William Frederick Glock, Kt.; music critic and administrator: Mitsuko Uchida, Japanese pian..., 1942-1999 British Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1976 December 17 and 18. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R.,. Frederick R. Koch collection, ca. 1600-1960. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Oxford University Press. Music Dept. Correspondence with Leopold Stokowski, 1960. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Vol. iii A. Musical and written tributes; 1977 (ff. 1-11), 1987.ff. 20. British Library arrangement.includes:f. 1 Elliott Cook Carter, composer: Correspondence with M. Vyner of Elliott Cook Carter: 1977-1983: Partly signed. Partly copy.f. 2 Georg..., 1977 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1647. Vol. xxii. Ronald-Walton.ff. 204. 335 x 230mm.includes:f. 1. Harriet Cohen, CBE; pianist: Nigel Ronald, of the Foreign Office: Letter from Nigel Ronald to Harriet Cohen: 1939.ff. 3-9. Harriet Cohen, CBE; pianist: Eleanor Butler Roos... British Library
creatorOf Walton, William, 1902-1983. Symphony no. 2 / William Walton. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1672. Vol. xlvii. Letters and contracts; 1910-1953, n.d.ff. 134. 450 x 290mm. 1. ff. 1-109. Letters to Bax from musicians and others.2. ff. 110-134. Contracts.includes:ff. 1-2. Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, alias 'Sheila McCarthy'; alias 'D..., 1910-1953 British Library
referencedIn Yale School of Music. The Yale School of Music papers, 1897-1993 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1176. Eugene Goossens Collection. Vol. vi. Tinkler–Zeigler; 1931-1962.ff. 225. 295 x 210mm.includes:f. 1 Benjamin Godard, composer: Autograph signature: n.d.: Autogr.f. 3 Sir Aynsley Eugene Goossens, conductor and composer: Marianne Ma..., 1931-1962 British Library
creatorOf CECIL GRAY PAPERS. Vol. XXIX (ff. 126). 1. ff. 1-90. Correspondence with Messrs. Chappell & Co. relating to the printing of these works; 1952-1956. 2. ff. 91-126. Acknowledgements from various individuals who were sent copies of these publications; 1..., 1952-1957 British Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1972 March 30 and 31, April 1. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf WOOD PAPERS. Vol. IV (ff. 186). Correspondence; 1923-1958, n.d. Contents: 1. ff. 1-82. Dame Ethel Smyth; 1923-1944, n.d. 2. ff. 83-127. Bruno Walter; 1939-1951. 3. ff. 128-138. Sir William Walton; 1943-1946. 4. ff. 139-168. Ralph Vaughan Williams and..., 1923-1958 British Library
creatorOf Walton, William, 1902-1983. [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Music and literary manuscripts in the Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf LETTERS TO EDWARD CLARK. Vol. II (ff. 193). L-W, including letters of:-(a) Arnold Schoenberg, mainly relating to arrangements for a performance of the 'Gurrelieder', 27 Jan. 1928; 1921-1933. Includes (f. 71) a postcard from Paris, saying that he had..., 1921-1933 British Library
creatorOf MAXWELL DAVIES MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. lxxii. ‘Walton Tribute’ (J105); 1972. Composed for the 70th birthday of Sir William Walton.ff. 5. 370 x 270 and 510 x 315mm. 1. f. 1. Sketch in short score; n.d.2. ff. 3-5. Pencil full score; 1972.Sir William Turner W..., 1972 British Library
creatorOf Backus, Kathy. [Central State University Department of Music ... presents Kathy Backus, violist, Marilynn White, accompanist] [sound recording] : [Thursday, March 29, 1979, 8:00 p.m., Recital Hall, Music Building]. University of Central Oklahoma, Chambers Library
creatorOf Vol. V (ff. 178). H-W.includes:ff. 1-3 Patrick Arthur Sheldon Hadley, composer: Letters to E. Chapman from Patrick Arthur Sheldon Hadley: 1935-1941.f. 4 Grace Barrons Richardson, organist: Patrick Arthur Sheldon Hadley, composer: Letter to Grace ... British Library
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associatedWith Backus, Kathy. person
associatedWith Balston, Thomas. person
associatedWith Bryan, Gordon, person
associatedWith Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. person
associatedWith Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929. person
correspondedWith Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969. person
associatedWith Goodman, Benny, 1909- person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Ranke, 1895-1985 person
correspondedWith Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987. person
associatedWith Koch, Frederick R., person
associatedWith Leonard Burkat person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith NCSA Orchestra. corporateBody
correspondedWith Ocampo, Victoria, 1891- person
associatedWith Oxford University Press. Music Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Pfeiffer, John, 1920- person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Piedmont Chamber Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964 person
associatedWith Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969, person
associatedWith Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-1988 person
associatedWith The Yale School of Music person
associatedWith Trampler, Walter person
associatedWith Walton, Susana, Lady, 1926-2010, née Gil Passo person
associatedWith Yale School of Music. corporateBody
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
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Concertos (Violin)--Excerpts
Composers--20th century
Symphonies--Scores
Piano with orchestra--Scores
Concertos (Violin)--Solo with piano
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Composers
Composers--20th century.--England
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Birth 1902-03-29

Death 1983-03-08

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