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Carey, Francis Clive Savill, 1883 - 1968 (baritone, opera director and teacher)


Dates and places

b. Sible Hedingham, 30 May 1883; d. London, 30 April 1968. Studied at Cambridge c. 1900 - 1903, then in Paris and Nice with Jean de Reszke. Director of 'Die Zauberflöte' and Papageno in 1911 when Edward J. Dent’s English translation was first used. Singer and Director at the Old Vic opera company 1920 - 1924. Teacher in Adelaide, Australia 1924 - 1927,also some work in straight theatre. Toured North America in The Beggar’s Opera, 1928. Worked at Sadlers Wells Opera in the 1930s, then further teaching in Australia 1939 - 1945. Director of Sadlers Wells Opera 1945 - 1946.

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Opera singer (baritone), director and singing teacher

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:


Album of assorted letters, 1909 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RCB/L/11
Scope and Contents A composite album of assorted letters from Rupert Brooke (unless otherwise stated). Arranged as follows:[ff. 1-24] Letters to E.J. Dent and others, including: 18 autograph letters, signed, and 4 autograph postcards, signed, to E.J. Dent, 1909-[14]; 1 autograph letter, signed, to Edward Marsh, 2 July 1915 and 1 autograph letter, signed, to Geoffrey Keynes, 11 May 1949, agreeing that GLK should keep Rupert Brooke's letters to EJD, and that the letters should go ultimately to King's College...
Dates: 1909 - 1965

Carey, Clive, 1912-11-23

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RCB/L/8/8
Scope and Contents

Typescript transcript of 1 autograph letter, signed.

Dates: 1912-11-23

Carey: The Papers of Francis Clive Savill ('Clive') Carey

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCSC
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises mainly correspondence between Carey and Edward Dent, Percy Lubbock and Alwyn Scholfield, with papers and photographs relating to the University Greek Plays in the early years of the 20th century.

Dates: 1902 - 1965

'From the jaws of the octopus or cardy', 1908-12-29

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RCB/D/6
Scope and Contents

Roneo typescript of a play co-authored with Clive Carey and Helen Verrall. Performed at the Hotel Silvretta, Klosters.

Dates: 1908-12-29

Letters from Clive Carey to Edward Dent, 1904 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EJD/4/73
Scope and Contents

74 autograph letters signed and 4 autograph postcards signed. The file also contains photocopies of 5 letters from Carey to Dent.

Dates: 1904 - 1945

Letters from E.M. Forster to Clive Carey, 1907 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/94
Scope and Contents

5 autograph letters, signed, 7 autograph postcards, signed, and 5 envelopes from E.M. Forster. 1907-10.
1 autograph letter, signed, from 'A Brother' and envelope endorsed by E.M. Forster to Clive Carey. 15 Sept. 1907.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 18/Carey

Dates: 1907 - 1910

Letters from MRJ to Clive Carey, 1903 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0272/MRJ/D/Carey
Scope and Contents

10 autograph letters signed, 1 autograph postcard signed and 1 inscribed card, on personal matters.

Dates: 1903 - 1936

Letters to Cornford, Gosse, Carey, Gibson, Monro, Capponi and Spencer, 1908 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0272/RCB/L/10/4
Scope and Contents Transcripts of 11 autograph letters, signed and 2 autograph postcards, signed, to Frances and Helena Cornford, 1908-[14].Transcripts of 3 autograph letters, signed, to Edmund Gosse, 1913-[15].Transcripts of 3 autograph letters, signed, and 2 autograph postcards, signed, to Clive Carey, 1911-13.Transcript of 1 autograph letter, signed, to Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, 23 July [1913].Transcripts of 2 autograph letters, signed and 1 autograph postcard, signed, to Harold Monro,...
Dates: 1908 - 1915