Staniforth Manuscripts

Ref: MS 335

Title: Staniforth Manuscripts

A collection of both manuscript and printed works by Thomas Worsley Staniforth (1845-?), including published and unpublished material, both musical and textual, during the period 187? to 1905 (where dated)

Dates: 187?-1905
Level: Fonds
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator: Thomas Worsley Staniforth

Administrative / biographical history:

The collection consists of manuscript and printed works by Thomas Worsley Staniforth, including both music and historical notes.

Thomas Worsley Staniforth was born in 1845. He became a noted writer of hymn tunes, including among his works O Thou our souls´ salvation, the hymn which was "appointed to be sung at St. Paul´s Cathedral, on the occasion of the general thanksgiving for the recovery of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales…February 27th 1872".

Staniforth was also organist and choirmaster at St. Paul´s Church, Brighton, and later organist and music master at Highgate School, London. In 1904-1905, he contributed articles on music and church history to the Sheffield Telegraph.

  • Related collections: Linstead Manuscripts; Shera Manuscripts; Hadow Manuscripts; Lord Manuscripts; Kay Manuscripts
  • Source: Unknown
  • System of arrangement: By category
  • Subjects: Music
  • Conditions of access: Available to all researchers, by appointment
  • Restrictions: None
  • Copyright: Estate of the author
  • Finding aids: Listed