ROBERT WHYTE JR., MARGARET [MACLEROY] WHYTE 1880 - 1956 HUGE ONE OF A KIND LIFETIME ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARIES, JOURNALS, LETTERS OF MARGARET AND ROBERT WHYTE JR. AND FAMILY - FAMED CELLISTS, SINGERS AND SYMPHONIC CONDUCTORS
Ripley, Bromley, Kent, England 1880 Very Good Manuscript
On offer is a remarkable lifetime archive [1880 - 1956] of the Whyte family of Bromley, Kent, England including the scion, Robert Whyte Jr., world renowned singer, cellist, later musical agent for his wife and founder of the Bromley P.S.A., his famous wife and fellow cellist, Margaret Whyte [nee Macleroy] and their daughter Miss Marjorie Whyte, a well known musician and symphony conductor in her own right. The archive is vast including; 1. Personal and business correspondence of Robert Whyte Jr.; 2. Personal correspondence of Mrs. Margaret Whyte; 3. Personal and business correspondence of Miss Marjorie Whyte; 4. Assorted letters from cousins, nephews, friends and other relations; 5. Thirty-five  personal diaries and journals of Robert Whyte Jr. covering 1883 through 1919 less 1911 and 1914; 6. Twelve  personal and journals of Mrs. Margaret Whyte; 7. Assorted ephemera. The Whyte's, as famous musicians and singers, traveled extensively and had relations with many well known persons of the time. Here is a short list of names and places of note: Edric Cundell, Guildhall School of Music; Jessie Whyte, sister to RW Jr.; Gwen Beckett, London Philharmonic Orchestra c. 1956; Doris G. Fisher, c. 1956; Clifford ?????, The White House, Highgate, London; Hugh Lildley-Jones, Reddington Rd., Hampstead; Dr. H. Colijn. Dutch Prime Minister, 1936; Billy B?; Lady Acroyd, fundraiser; John Robert Whyte Ackroyd, nephew to RW Jr.; Singer Ethel [L] Edwards; Eugene M. Breakwell, fan; Clifford Curzon, LPO; M.L. [Milgitha Lettice] Alcock, O.B.E., Secretary to the King's Private Secretary; Lord Stamfordham, Private Secretary of Queen Victoria and King George V; Sir Walford Davies, Organist, Master of His King's Musick; Heath House, Belvedere, S.E.; Ripley Choir and String Orchestra; Whyte's Woodland, Chislehurst Recreation Ground. We safely estimate a few hundred letters all in VG condition.