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Dart, Robert Thurston, 1921-1971 (musicologist and harpsichordist)

 Person

Biography

Robert Thurston Dart (1921-71) was an English musicologist, music editor and musician. His scholarship was informed by performance and he was a very innovative musical figure. He taught several generations of students, many of whom in their turn went on to become established and successful scholars and performers.

Thurston Dart came to the University of Cambridge in 1947 when he was appointed assistant lecturer in music. He became a full lecturer in 1952 and professor in 1962. He left Cambridge in 1964 to become King Edward Professor of Music in the University of London (King's College).

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

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 Item

9 Pieces, 1938 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 1/13
Scope and Contents

Pieces by Byrd and anonymous composers. Transcribed by Alan Brown from Will Foster's Virginal Book.

Dates: 1938 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Accounts book, 1950 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 3/6
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Inventories of Dart's collections of books, scores, instruments, equipment and journals.
Stainer and Bell papers Papers and contracts with publishers.

Dates: 1950 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Agreement about the publication of Musica Brittanica, 1950-03-02

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS/Dart/3/13
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Inventories of Dart's collections of books, scores, instruments, equipment and journals.
Stainer and Bell papers Papers and contracts with publishers.

Dates: 1950-03-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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All risks extension, 1960-11-29

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 3/7
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Inventories of Dart's collections of books, scores, instruments, equipment and journals.
Stainer and Bell papers Papers and contracts with publishers.

Dates: 1960-11-29
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Ante chapel of Jesus College., 1814

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 5/24
Scope and Contents

J. Bluck after F. Mackenzie. Aquatint with hand coloring. Published for R. Ackermann's History of Cambridge

Dates: 1814
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Art gallery receipts, 1962 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 3/9
Scope and Contents

Receipts for paintings from The Whitechapel Art Gallery, King Street Gallery, The Ruskin Gallery.

Dates: 1962 - 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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BBC Engagement to perform Children's Hour, 1936-02-04

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 3/14
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Inventories of Dart's collections of books, scores, instruments, equipment and journals.
Stainer and Bell papers Papers and contracts with publishers.

Dates: 1936-02-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Boris Ord portrait, 1957 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 5/19
Scope and Contents

Photograph of a portrait by Perry Horton (1957).

Dates: 1957 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Calligraphic note with keyboard illustration, 1957-10-14

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 5/20
Dates: 1957-10-14
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Committee and sub committee attendance book, 1949 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 3/3
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Inventories of Dart's collections of books, scores, instruments, equipment and journals.
Stainer and Bell papers Papers and contracts with publishers.

Dates: 1949 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Committee minutes, 1949 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 3/4
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Inventories of Dart's collections of books, scores, instruments, equipment and journals.
Stainer and Bell papers Papers and contracts with publishers.

Dates: 1949 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Committee minutes, 1950 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 3/5
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Inventories of Dart's collections of books, scores, instruments, equipment and journals.
Stainer and Bell papers Papers and contracts with publishers.

Dates: 1950 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
 Sub-Series

Contracts with publishers, 1947 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS/Dart/3/10
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Inventories of Dart's collections of books, scores, instruments, equipment and journals.
Stainer and Bell papers Papers and contracts with publishers.

Dates: 1947 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Documents and correspondence regarding Musica Britannica, 1940 - 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 3/15
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Inventories of Dart's collections of books, scores, instruments, equipment and journals.
Stainer and Bell papers Papers and contracts with publishers.

Dates: 1940 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Group photo with Thurston Dart at Kings College London, 1967 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 5/17
Scope and Contents Back row left to right - Robin Bowman, Tim Daniel, Ron Powell, David Scott, Leslie East, Paul Tanton, Peter HolmanMiddle row left to right - Laurence Libin, Benedict Sarnaker, Adrienne Simpson, Pamela Dickinson, Patsy Chew, Anne Smith, Maurice Rogers, Stanley Boorman, David FallowsFront row left to row - William Oxenbury, Collette Harris, Jim Harding, Miriam Wilmott, Thurston Dart, Lucy Duran, John Milner, Janice Bentley, Ian BentThe photograph was taken during the...
Dates: 1967 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Letter to Mr. Stafford, 1963-04-16

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS/Dart/2/3
Scope and Contents

1 letter (2 photocopied pages). Dart advising Mr. Stafford on literature on early English keyboard music.

Dates: 1963-04-16
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Some correspondence requires permission to be accessed.
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Letters to Bobichon, 1960-05-14, 1960-05-27

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS/Dart/2/2
Scope and Contents

Two letters in French by Van den Borren to Bobichon (Thurston Dart) about John Bull material sent to him by Dart.

Dates: 1960-05-14; 1960-05-27
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Some correspondence requires permission to be accessed.
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Musica Britannica and Encyclopaedia Britannica correspondence and agreements, 1950-05-12, 1951-01-07

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS/Dart/2/11
Scope and Contents

2 handwritten and 3 typed letters with accompanying documents Correspondence by/to A. Lewis, T. Dart, F. Howes, Erlebach, H.A.F. Crewdson, Carpmaels & Ransford, Hyman Isaacs, Lewis & Miles,

Dates: 1950-05-12; 1951-01-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Some correspondence requires permission to be accessed.
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Musica Britannica dedication correspondence, 1950-04-25, 1950-06-07

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS/Dart/2/6
Scope and Contents

Correspondence by/to Edmund Fellowes, U. Alexander, Edward Ford, Thurston Dart, Frank Howes. 5 handwritten notes and letters, 11 typed letters (original), 1 typed letter (carbon copy), 1 envelope.

Dates: 1950-04-25; 1950-06-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Some correspondence requires permission to be accessed.
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Musica Britannica list of subscribers with notes, 1957 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS/Dart/3/11
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Inventories of Dart's collections of books, scores, instruments, equipment and journals.
Stainer and Bell papers Papers and contracts with publishers.

Dates: 1957 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Musica Britannica Mulliner Book correspondence, 1950-06-07, 1950-04-25

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS/Dart/2/7
Scope and Contents

Correspondence by/to Professor Anthony Lewis and secretary, Howard, Denis Stevens, Thurston Dart, Gibson & Weldon, L. Braley Waterhouse & Co (Brigadier Crewdson)

Dates: 1950-06-07; 1950-04-25
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Some correspondence requires permission to be accessed.
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Musica Britannica specimen tools, 1955-04-29

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS/Dart/3/12
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Inventories of Dart's collections of books, scores, instruments, equipment and journals.
Stainer and Bell papers Papers and contracts with publishers.

Dates: 1955-04-29
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Photos of harpsichord lid, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dart 5/4
Dates: 1930 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
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Photos of harpsichord lid, 1930 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0012/Ms Dart 5/5
Dates: 1930 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some items can only be consulted with permission of the estate and/or donors.
 Series

Robert Thurston Dart: Correspondence, 1962-1964

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/132-135
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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

Dates: 1962-1964
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).
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