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General Correspondence, 1939-1970

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10186/5/1

Scope and Contents

Contains both long-running series of letters from prominent individuals, and many individual letters from listeners to the BBC Third Programme responding to a lecture-demonstration presented by Cooke on his completion of Mahler's Tenth Symphony aired in December 1960 and the premiere of the full-length performing version broadcast in August 1964.


  • Creation: 1939-1970


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From the Fonds:

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14 folder(s) (14 folders)

Language of Materials



The General Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by the surname of the correspondent. Single letters from multiple correspondents are grouped together but larger collections of letters from a single correspondent are listed separately.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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