Guide to the Papers of Miriam Hyde

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MS 5260

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2003

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Class 1. Original consignments received between 1976 to 1996

Series 1. Correspondence, 1932 - 1996

The bulk of this series contains letters Miriam Hyde wrote home to her family while studying at the Royal College of Music, London, from 1932-1935. A number of years later, Hyde annotated many of these letters when she was writing her autobiography. There is also a small amount of other family and general correspondence, including with Currency Press regarding the publication of her autobiography (1988-1991) and correspondence and lists relating to recordings she made.

Subseries 1.1. Letters from Hyde to her family, 1932-1935
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 21 July 1932-10 August 1932 (File 15) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 11 August 1932-16 August 1932 (File 16) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 20 August 1932-23 August 1932 (File 17) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 24 August 1932-14 September 1932 (File 18) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 15 September 1932-5 October 1932 (File 19) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 12 October 1932-4 November 1932 (File 20) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 10 November 1932-23 November 1932 (File 21) - Box 3
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 1 December 1932-29 December 1932 (File 22) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 8 January 1933-27 January 1933 (File 23) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 1 February 1933-2 March 1933 (File 24) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 8 March 1933-22 March 1933 (File 25) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 31 March 1933-19 April 1933 (File 26) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 28 April 1933-17 May 1933 (File 27) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 24 May 1933-14 June 1933 (File 28) - Box 4
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 20 June 1933-14 July 1933 (File 29) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 20 July 1933-10 August 1933 (File 30) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 17 August 1933-9 July 1933 (File 31) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 14 September 1933-28 September 1933 (File 32) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 5 October 1933-27 October 1933 (File 33) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 2 November 1933-18 November 1933 (File 34) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 28 November 1933-18 December 1933 (File 35) - Box 5
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 23 December 1933-12 January 1934 (File 36) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 19 January 1934-21 February 1934 (File 37) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 10 February 1934-1 March 1934 (File 38) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 8 March 1934-4 April 1934 (File 39) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 2 May 1934-10 July 1934 (File 40) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 22 July 1934-11 November 1934 (File 41) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 17 November 1934-7 December 1934 (File 42) - Box 6
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 10 December 1934-7 January 1935 (File 43) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 9 January 1935-25 January 1935 (File 44) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 2 February 1932-22 February 1922 (File 45) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 28 February 1935-23 March 1935 (File 46) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 28 March 1935-13 April 1935 (File 47) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 21 April 1935-13 May 1935 (File 48) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 20 May 1935-7 June 1935 (File 49) - Box 7
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 21 June 1935- 7 July 1935 (File 50) - Box 8
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 14 July 1935-1 August 1935 (File 51) - Box 8
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 11 August 1935-1 September 1935 (File 52) - Box 8
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 3 September 1935-21 September 1935 (File 53) - Box 8
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 29 September 1935-21 October 1935 (File 54) - Box 8
Letters from Miriam Hyde to her family, 26 October 1935-15 November 1935 (File 55) - Box 8
Subseries 1.2. Other correspondence, 1932 - 1996
Correspondence with Currency Press regarding publication of Complete Accord, 1988 - 1991 (File 12) - Box 2
Summary of the contents of letters Hyde wrote to her family from London, 1932 - 1935 (File 14) - Box 3

Prepared by Hyde while working on her autobiography.

Letters to Hyde from family and friends, 1935 - 1951 (File 56) - Box 8
General correspondence, 1965 - 1974 (File 57) - Box 9
General correspondence, 1974 - 1977 (File 58) - Box 9
General correspondence, 1978 - 1980 (File 59) - Box 9

Series 2. Music manuscripts, 1930 - 1988

Musical scores for works composed by Hyde. There are number of her early works including pieces she composed while studying in London. There are also orchestral scores and parts for works she contributed for a pageant entitled 'Heritage', which was created to celebrate Adelaide's centenary in 1936. It was performed at the Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, and Hyde was the pianist at the performance.

Manuscript music scores, 1934 - 1990 (File 9) - Box 2

Musical score for 'Dryad's Dance', dedicated to Arved Kurtz, who first performed it in Adelaide in 1936...

Program and musical scores relating to Heritage, 1935 - 1936 (File Packet 1) - Folio-Box 11

Copy of the program for 'Heritage'; 'Adelaide Overture' (includes rough score, 1935); 'Ghostly Explorers'; motif for 'Spirit of Australia'; and 'Rowing Song'

Musical scores relating to 'Heritage', c.1935-1936 (File Packet 2) - Folio-Box 11

Musical scores for the following pieces: 'An Australian Bush Rhapsody' ('Bush fire'); 'Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda'; 'Orange-Growing' and 'Wine Waltz'; 'Wheatfield'

Manuscript score for 'Symphonic Overture in F# minor', 1933 (File Packet 3b) - Folio-Box 12

Series 3. Papers, 1932 - 1996

This series contains papers accumulated by Hyde over the course of her life and career. Include are drafts and published versions of her poetry, a draft of her autobiography, memorabilia from her studies in London, ephemera relating to concerts and performances; and a journal kept on board ship on her voyage to England in 1932.

Photocopy of a typescript draft of Hyde's autobiography Complete Accord, which was published by Currency Press: Chapters 1-5, 1990 - 1991 (File 10) - Box 2
Photocopy of a typescript draft of Hyde's autobiography Complete Accord, which was published by Currency Press: Chapters 6-End, 1990 - 1991 (File 11) - Box 2
Notebook (Volume VIII) containing drafts of poems, 1981 - 1996 (File 13) - Box 2

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