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Radcliffe: The Papers of Philip FitzHugh Radcliffe

Reference Code: GBR/0272/PFR

Scope and Contents

The papers include material relating to the university's productions of Greek plays, a copy of Radcliffe's Fellowship Dissertation, three printed books owned by Radcliffe, and related material received subsequent to his death.


  • Creation: 1924 - 1986

Biographical / Historical

Philip FitzHugh Radcliffe (1905-1986) came up to King's College in 1924 with a Classics scholarship, changing after Part I to study music. In 1931 he was elected a Fellow of the College; his dissertation continued the work of Richard Tery and Edmund Fellowes on sixteenth and seventeenth century music. During his Fellowship, Radcliffe began teaching for the College, and expanded his knowledge of music of the classical and romantic periods. He was appointed University Lecturer in Music in 1947. In addition to lecturing, Radcliffe was a composer and an active member of the Ten Club playreading society. He died in a car crash with his sister, Susan, in 1986.


1 archive box(es) (1 box) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Misc. 29

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to King's College on 13 Aug. 1987. Music manuscripts and other papers by and related to Philip Radcliffe are catalogued as Rowe Ms 509; consult the King's College librarians for further information.


The papers of Nathaniel Wedd formerly catalogued as Misc. 29 have now been moved to a separate catalogue of Wedd papers (NW).

Date information

DateText: One item is undated.


Radcliffe, Philip FitzHugh (1905-1986)

2004-02-05 11:51:43+00:00
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Repository Details

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

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