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Percy Grainger Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 21 Apr 2010

Biographical History

Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961) was an Australian and American composer and pianist. He immigrated to the United States in 1914. He was famous for both his folk music arrangement and his highly experimental compositions, including works for electronic instruments.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Percy Grainger Letter is a handwritten note dated 19 May 1960. It was sent from White Plains, New York and addressed to Leander McCormick-Goodhart. In the letter, Grainger discusses a book by conductor Thomas Beecham.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Subject Headings


Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961.


Composers -- United States -- Correspondence.


White Plains (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Percy Grainger Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, 1963.

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