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The Bevin trainee scheme was designed to speed up the production of arms in Indian munitions factories during World War...
Manuscript Created date: 1946
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra originated as music for an educational film, Instruments of the Orchestra (194...
Printed music Created date: 1944
The Concerto for Orchestra was commissioned by the conductor Sergei Koussevitsky in May 1943, composed by Béla Ba...
Sound recording Created date: 1926 (re-released by Symposium Records in 1992)
This wartime Cello Sonata (1916), by the English composer Frederick Delius, was written for the cellist Beatrice Harriso...
Sound recording Created date: 1928. Re-released by EMI in 1990
Frederick Delius’s Brigg Fair (1907) is a set of variations for large orchestra based on the folksong ‘Unto Brigg Fair’....
Manuscript, Radio script Created date: 1946
This is the handwritten script of a talk on Bengali literature by E M Forster for the BBC Eastern Service, part of the ...
Photograph Created date: 1946
This photograph was taken during filming in 1946 of the educational documentary Instruments of the Orchestra, for which ...
Manuscript, Notebook Created date: 1939/40–46/47
This is an extract from one of George Orwell’s literary notebooks, which he probably used in different periods of his li...
Programme, Ephemera, Book, Scrapbook Created date: 1943–49
These pages are from a scrapbook, kept by the playwright J B Priestley, which contains programmes and reviews of product...
Letter Created date: 1946
Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) was a mathematician and computer scientist. He is best known for his code-breaking work...
Letter Created date: 8 January 1946
This letter from the Ministry of Information to the conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent sheds light on how Sargent became invo...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 1940–53
This is a selection of the letters that E M Forster sent to the academic and birth control campaigner Marie Stopes from...
Manuscript, Typescript, Letter, Draft, Ephemera, Image, Illustration Created date: 1934–65
The poet T S Eliot wrote a series of nonsense verse based on his friends' cats, first published in 1939 (and later adapt...
This collage of photographs, contained in the War Record of the Indian Comforts Fund, shows the charity’s packing statio...
Photograph, Image Created date: October 1946
The London premiere of An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley was produced at the New Theatre, London, in October 1946, dir...