Fonds GB 0210 HARDING - Kenneth Harding Music Manuscripts,

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Kenneth Harding Music Manuscripts,


  • 1920-1990 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.172 cubic metres (5 boxes and a wallet).

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Kenneth Harding (1903-1992) was a well known composer and viola player.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mrs Enid Harding, Kenneth Harding's widow; North Harrow, Middlesex; Donation; August 1999; August and September 2019.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The papers comprise music manuscripts of the composer and viola player Kenneth Harding (1903-1992), comprising scores and instrumental parts of orchestral works, chamber music, songs and a number of works for the viola.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records received have been retained..


Further records are unlikely.

System of arrangement

Arranged as follows: orchestral works; works for viola; instrumental and chamber music; piano music; songs; carols; sacred music; and music for schools.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Language of material

Script of material

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales at Minor Lists and Summaries, 2000, pp. 35-42.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

July 2006.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 2000, pp. 35-42;

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