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Imperial League of Opera, 1928-11 - 1933-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 7/15

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the League, with individuals including: Sir Thomas Beecham, on the constitution, financial position and purposes of the League; Sir John Reith on relations between the League and the Covent Garden Opera Syndicate; Sir Hugh Allen [Director of the Royal College of Music]; Lilian Baylis, Lessee and Manager of the Old Vic Theatre and Sadler’s Wells, on finding funding for alterations to Sadler's Wells.

Also includes: legal opinion on returning the League's money to its subscribers; draft memoranda on unifying all the separate British opera companies within the League.


  • 1928-11 - 1933-04

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2005-12-01 15:18:45.030000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
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