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Collection Level Description: Music Manuscripts of Robert Bruce Montgomery

Reference: MSS. Mus. a. 4, b. 47-89, c. 438-47, c. 453
Title: Music Manuscripts of Robert Bruce Montgomery
Dates of Creation: 1937-65
Extent: 55 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Bruce Montgomery (1921-1978) was a detective novelist under the pseudonym of Edmund Crispin, and composer in his own name. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Montgomery's music manuscripts, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were given to the Library in 1986.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Units of Description

For Montgomery's non-musical papers, including correspondence and film scripts, see Papers of Bruce Montgomery, 'Edmund Crispin', (1921-78).

Access Points

Band music

Chamber music

Choral music

Motion picture music



Orchestral works

Organ music

Piano music


Montgomery | Robert Bruce | 1921-1978 | Writer as Edmund Crispin

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