File RMCM/C/2/2 - Appendices no. 2

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Appendices no. 2


  • 1915-1937 (Creation)

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152 ff. + loose items

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Papers and reports submitted to and issued by Council, 1915-1937. A regular record-keeping practice was followed until 1928 (probably on the retirement of the 1st registrar, Stanley Withers); thereafter these appendices are kept more sporadically and less completely. Every year until 1928 the following items were included: annual reports (all removed later); Termly summary sheets: numbers of students by study (singing, piano, violin, cello, organ, harp), with breakdown by gender plus other information (number of withdrawals last term, number actually in attendance); number of hours tuition given by each professor & teacher each week that term; 1915/6-1927/8 inclusive. Auditors' letter: 1915-1927, 1930. These items were included infrequently: Regulations for the North Riding, Will Pearce, Candlin, John Webster, Read, Charles James Haywood, Borough of Nelson, Edward Stocks Massey, Sarah Andrew Memorial, Will Pearce Memorial, Kirtland scholarships/exhibitions. Lists of salaries/hourly payments of staff for years 1915/6 - 1927/8; 1929/30 Correspondence concerning claims for grant-funding from the County & Borough Councils of Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester, Oldham, Bolton, Wigan, Burnley, Salford; 1915-1928. 1917 Opera expenses. Reports of sub-committee on accommodation and facilities, [1917, 1921]. Report by Granville Bantock on the work and efficiency of the College; 1921. Report of the Board of Professors to the Council following Professor Bantock's report; 1922. List of signatories to the petition for a Royal Charter (typescript), with printed charter and petition; [1922]. Report on the Singing Department; 1927. Annuity awarded to Anna Brodsky; 1929. Accounts of Brodsky Memorial Fund; [1929]. Incoming correspondence from a range of writers on various topics, including the foundation of the Candlin Wind Instrument Scholarship, 1916; purchase of property in Ducie Grove, 1917; estimate for alterations, 1917; a donation from Mrs Lees, 1917; payment of Entertainments Duty, 1917; appeal to the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, 1918; gifts of instruments, 1918, 1936; increase in College fees, 1919; hire of pianos from John Broadwood & Sons Ltd, 1920, and from John Brinsmead & Sons Ltd, 1921, and from the Chappell Piano Company Ltd, 1923; executors of Miss M.E. Gaskell, 1920, 1922; the Gold Medal awarded by Chappell Piano Company Ltd, 1920; the Swanston Trust, 1920, 1934, 1936, with valuation of stocks and shares, 1931; purchase of 330 Oxford Road from the Order of Druids' Friendly Society, 1921; letter from Queen Alexandra (via Private Secretary) that she cannot sign the College's petition to the King for the grant of a Royal Charter, 1921; acceptance of the Presidency by the Duke of York, 1923,but refusal of office of Patron, 1926; securities and stock dividends via Gustav Behrens, 1915-1928; acceptance of the College training for music teachers by the Teachers Registration Council, 1924; executors of Oscar Rothschild (with copy of will), 1931, and correspondence with his widow over property, 1937; executors of Miss N. Pownall, 1934; executors of William Morton Jackson, 1934; from Professor Stopford on claim to the Board of Education, and his appointment as Chairman of the Governing Body of the College, 1935; executors of Lady Donner, 1935; from John Galloway resigning (on his retirement from practice) as the College's Honorary Solicitor, 1936; Manchester Chamber Music Club, 1936; message of sympathy on the death of George V, 1936; University of Manchester representatives on the College governing body, BMus classes, fees and use of organ by the RMCM, 1936-1937; insurance, 1936; executors of Miss Lucy Howarth, 1937; proposal to alter the arrangements for College administration, 1937. Coverage of academic years: 1914/1 (ff.1-4); 1915/6 (ff.5-9); 1916/7 (ff.10-16); 1917/8 (ff.17-23); 1918/9 (ff.24-27); 1919/20 (ff.28-33); 1920/1 (ff.34-42); 1921/2 (ff.43-48); 1922/3 (ff.49-56); 1923/4 (ff.57-60); 1924/5 (ff.61-67); 1925/6 (ff.68-73); 1926/7 (ff.74-78); 1927/8 (ff.79-80); 1929/30 (ff.89-92).

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