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Mann: The Papers of Arthur Henry Mann

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AHM

Scope and Contents

The papers mainly consist of Mann's lectures and research notes. There is a small amount of correspondence, some photographs and some posthumous biographical information.


  • Creation: 1852 - 2016

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Mann was born on the 16th May 1850 in Norwich, the youngest of the five children of Henry James Mann (1809-1860) and Ann Couzens Jubey (1811-1891). Mann became a chorister at Norwich cathedral. In 1870 he was appointed organist of St Peter's, Wolverhampton. In 1871 he moved to Tettenhall, with its collegiate church, where he met his future wife, Sarah Ann Ransford (1854-1918), whom he married on 25th November 1874. He matriculated at New College, Oxford in 1872, obtaining the degree of BMus in 1874. Following a brief spell, from 1875, at Beverley Minster, he was appointed King's College organist in 1876, a position he held for over 50 years. He was appointed University organist in 1897. He died in Cambridge on the 19th November 1929 and is buried in the Grantchester churchyard. For further biographical details about A H Mann, the reader is referred to the following published work, available by request from the Archivist: Memoir of Arthur Henry Mann, published in 1930 by the Council of King's College Cambridge.


2 archive box(es) (2 boxes) : paper and photographic print

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

King's College Library reference: Mn.24.REF.

Related Materials

The Rowe Library holds some Mann publications and music manuscripts. For further information contact the King's College Librarians.


Mann, Arthur Henry (1850-1929)

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Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

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