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Dent, Edward Joseph, 1876-1957 (Professor of Music)

 Person

Biography

Edward Joseph Dent (1876-1957), musicologist, was born at Ribston Hall, Wetherby, Yorkshire, on 26 July 1876. He attended Eton and King's College, Cambridge, where he was a Fellow, 1902-1908 and from 1926 until his death. Dent was Professor of Music at the university, 1926-1941. He published pioneering studies in English on Alessandro Scarlatti, Ferruccio Busoni, the Mozart operas, and the development of English opera. He was also a founder of the International Society for Contemporary Music and, from 1938, its Honorary Life President. Dent died in London on 22 August 1957.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Correspondence from E.J. Dent to W. Hill, 23 July 1910-28 Jan. 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/102-111
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 23 July 1910-28 Jan. 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds — Multiple Containers

Edward Dent: Letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973
Scope and Contents The collection consists almost exclusively of letters received by Dent between 1914 and 1918, and probably sorted and weeded by him subsequently. Several letters have been endorsed by Dent with identifications and comments, and he has also supplied biographical notes on most of the correspondents, although these are not always reliable. The letters reflect Dent's heavy involvement in the teaching of music in Cambridge during the First World War, and his work on the translation of hitherto...
Dates: 1950 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Edward Joseph Dent: Letter to F.T. Arnold, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/359
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1925
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letters from Edward Dent (London) to Siegfried Sassoon expressing thanks for poems, is Sassoon coming to the Prague Festival?, 23 June 1923-7 Apr. 1925 (27 Jun 1923; 7 April 1925)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9375/207-8
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A collection of 1094 letters, postcards and other items known as 'Sassoon's residual correspondence' although it does also include a number of items addressed to other persons particularly to his wife, Hester, and his mother, Theresa Thornycroft.

Dates: 23 June 1923-7 Apr. 1925 (27 Jun 1923; 7 April 1925)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

University Publisher: Correspondence with Dent, E.J., 1936 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1/3/1308
Scope and Contents

10 carbon typed letters.

Dates: 1936 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Cambridge University Press Archivist.

Additional filters:

ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 4
University Archives (GBR/0265) 1
 
Type
Archival Object 4
Collection 1
 
Subject
Composers 1
Contemporary literature 1
Correspondence 1
First World War (1914-1918) 1
Poetry 1
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