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Papers of Edith Harrhy, 1902-1992 [manuscript]
Bib ID 692356
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Harrhy, Edith, 1893-1969
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1902-1992] 
3.45 m. (14 boxes) + 4 fol. boxes. 
Summary

The first group of papers comprising MS 5414 consists of photographs, an autograph book, student reports from Guildhall, and two scrapbooks containing cuttings, programs, music scores and some letters, including one from Peter Dawson. The second consignment is mainly music scores, including the operas Alaya, The jolly friar, the plays David and Myfanwy, Perhaps one day, and published works such as Some Australian songs for children and Four songs of Australia. There is also some correspondence with William F. Morriss, six discs and a manuscript titled "Edith Harrhy musician extraordinaire: a personal memoir" by her daughter, Honor Marianne Coutts. The collection includes about 154 letters to Harrhy from Con Daly (10 boxes, 4 fol. boxes).

The Acc08.082 instalment comprises letters, family photographs (originals and copies of), manuscript and published music scores of Harrhy's songs and other compositions, genealogical materials such as family trees, recital programs and clippings relating to performances of Harrhy's works, pay slips from ABC, typescript of "A character reverence" (biography of Harrhy by Honor Coutts) (4 boxes).

Biography/History

Singer, musician, composer and music teacher. Edith Mary Harrhy was born in London of Welsh descent, and studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London. In 1919, after her marriage to W.C. Beckx Daly, she settled in Australia. During her career she collaborated with such writers and singers as William F. Morriss, Charles H. Souter, Peter Dawson and Walter Kirby. Further biographical information at http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/636882

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 5414, MS Acc08.082.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, D928.

Reproduction In part, photocopies. [S.l.] 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Harrhy, Edith, 1893-1969 -- Archives.  |  Composers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women composers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Singers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Music -- Australia -- 20th century.  |  Theater -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1902-1992 
Occupation Pianists.  |  Composers.  |  Musical directors.  |  Singers.
Other authors/contributors Coutts, Honor, 1924-2006  |  Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London, England)
Terms of Use Copying of Edith Harrhy's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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