FERRIER, Kathleen, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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FERRIER, Kathleen (1912-1953). Singer.
Fine collection of signed memorabilia and related material, the collection of a devoted enthusiast. Comprising signed material, and other printed matter relating directly to Kathleen Ferrier, including press-cuttings and related matter from her lifetime and after her untimely death.


Photograph (head and shoulders) by J. Abresch of New York, signed and inscribed to Barbara Mitchell ('for her 21st birthday'), and dated 'Oct / 52', trimmed (with slight loss to the writing on the left hand side) to 240 x 178 mm. (9½ x 7 inches), mounted.

Signed Programmes (each has two filing-holes in the left hand margin, not affecting any signature unless otherwise noted).
The London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, 23 april 1950, signed on the front cover.
Recital at Archway Central Hall, Highgate, 29 April 1950, signed in ink on the inner pages
The London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, 18 May 1950, signed on the front cover.
Henry Wood Promenade Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, 14 September 1950, signed in ink on page 10 (Brahms's Four Serious Songs).
The Bach Choir at the Royal Albert Hall, 19 June 1951, signed on the front cover.
Henry Wood Promenade Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, 7 January 1952, signed boldly on the front cover.
The London Symphony Orchestra under Hugo Rignold at the Royal Festival Hall, 6 April 1952, signed vertically in ink on the front cover.
Lunchtime concert at the Civic Hall, Croydon, 23 September 1952, clearly signed on the cover.
Recital at St Sepulchre's Church, Holborn Viaduct, 30 September 1952, with Gerald Moore, signed by Kathleen Ferrier in red ball-point on the front cover.
Recital at the Archway Central Hall, with Gerald Moore, 15 November 1952. signed by both in pencil on the front cover.
The London Symphony Orchestra under Josef Krips, at the Royal Festival Hall, 23 November 1952, signed in pencil on the front cover.

Books
Singers of Today, by Donald Brook, 1949, signed by Kathleen Ferrier beneath the photograph of herself which forms the frontispiece.
Kathleen Ferrier, a Memoir, by Neville Cardus, 1954.
Kathleen Ferrier, by Charles Rigby, 1955.
The Life of Kathleen Ferrier, by Winifred Ferrier, 1955.

Related material
Programme for the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Malcolm Sargent at the Royal Festival Hall [Britten's Spring Symphony with K.F.], 28 May 1952, initialled by Sargent on the front cover.
Order of Service for the Memorial Serive at southwark Cathedral, 24 November [1953] with related items and a large number of press-cuttings including obituary notices.
A few unsigned programmes and photographs etc.
Programmes and entry forms, cuttings etc. relating to the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Prize, 1955.
[No: 24019]

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