Collection of autograph music, inscribed scores and other mementos of his relationship with Vera Hockman, including the two first sketch-leaves for his unfinished Third Symphony, inscribed for her; the collection comprising:
(i) First and last sketch-leaves for his unfinished Third Symphony, given by him to Vera Hockman, the first headed in blue crayon "SYM 3" and in the right-hand margin "1st Mt", scored in ink and pencil on paper previously marked up for other use, inscribed by Elgar in Pencil: "1st Sketch of VH's own theme above/ Edward Elgar" and alongside this "(Will never be finished?)"; the second leaf scored entirely in pencil, inscribed by Elgar in ink: "(First thought for Sym. III and last thought for V.H.) Jany. 1933 EE/ or rather 32st Decr 1932", the page as usual with Elgar sketch-leaves being marked through with a "K" to denote transcription, 2 pages, both leaves somewhat foxed and worn where folded, the first with a piece torn from the upper edge, the second with an irregular torn upper edge (possibly thus before Elgar put it to its present use), the first repaired on the reverse with adhesive tape but with no staining yet showing-through, 4to, 1932
(ii) Printed Novello score of The Music Makers, given by Elgar on her departure from Marl Bank after the Worcester Festival of September 1932, the last five words of the last line of the libretto 'And a singer who sings no more' circled by Elgar and arrowed "i.e. Edward Elgar 1932" (see note below)
(iii) Printed Novello score of his Quartet, the title-page inscribed by him in ink "V.H. from [pointing hand to printed name] Edward Elgar/ 1931/ MV [Mensiversary] 7th", paper wrappers loose
(iv) Printed Novello score of his First Symphony, upper wrapper inscribed "V.H.", without title-page, the first page of score instead signed "Edward Elgar/ Doncaster/ 1932", upper wrapper loose
(v) Printed Novello score of The Kingdom, upper cover, inscribed by her on upper cover "V.H. December 14th 1932/ Various Hallucinations" with "To" added before her name by Elgar and "rehearsal at Queens Hall/ Edward Elgar", paper wrappers loose
(vi) Novello's printed score of The Apostles, inscribed by Elgar on the title-page "Edward Elgar/ Croydon 1933", red cloth
(vii) Vera Hockman's album of her life together with Elgar, the cover printed 'Snapshots' to which she has added "of E.E.", comprising ten photographs, showing her with Bernard Shaw, one of Shaw and Elgar, and several of Elgar alone and Elgar with her
(viii) Envelope addressed by Yehudi Menhuin in Paris to Elgar, marked "Photo", postmarked [?] 18 July 1932, and readdressed on the reverse by Elgar to Vera Hockman in Shirley, near Croydon [Menhuin and Elgar's celebrated recording of the Violin Concerto had been made on 14 and 15 July]
(ix) Postcard photograph of Elgar inscribed by him after their first meeting "In remembrance/ Edward Elgar/ Croydon. 1931/ Festival" above a bar printed from Gerontius
(x) Photograph of Elgar with his spaniel Marco on his knee, signed "Edward Elgar/ Hyperion/ to V.H." (their name for him, see note below)
(xi) Two photographs of Elgar, one of him with Vera and others in the garden, the other of him on the river bank, inscribed on the reverse "Worcester Festival/ Sept 1923"
(xii) Vera Hockman's carbon typescript, with autograph interpolations, of her memoir 'The Story of November 7th, 1931'
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