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Letter from Mrs Margaret Loveday to Mr McDavitt telling of her and her son, Alan's, arrival and early days in London. Alan Raymond Loveday was born 29 February 1928 in Palmerston North, to Margaret (nee Rickard) and Leslie Loveday. Playing the violin from an very early age, a local benefit concert was held to raise funds to send the 11-year-old Alan with his mother Margaret to the UK for violin lessons, where he became a pupil of Albert Sammons. He married pianist Ruth Stanfield in 1952, and they had two children Rosalind and Ian. Alan Loveday had a distinguished career as a violinist, including being a professor at the RCM. He died 12 April 2016.

Identification

Object type
Multi-Page Document
Archive
Loveday Archive
Date
May 23, 1939
Digitisation ID
2008Pa_LOVEDAY-S1_LET_2102
Format
Paper
Held In
Community Archives

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