- 1870-2000 (Creation)
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The MacCarthy Foulds family is comprised of the parents, spouses, siblings and children of Maud MacCarthy (1882-1967), violinist, Theosophist and esoteric teacher.
Members include her father Charles William MacCarthy, senior (1848-1919), medical doctor; her mother Marion MacCarthy, née Cuddihy (c1862-c1925), contralto singer; her younger brother Charles William MacCarthy, junior (1884-1909); her first husband William Mann (1881-c1929), Theosophist and writer; her lover and second husband John Herbert Foulds (1880-1939), composer and writer; and her son John Patrick Foulds (1916-2008), Major.
The family lived and worked variously in Ireland, England, India and Australia in the late nineteenth and twentieth century. They shared broad interests in art, music (especially Indian music) and esoteric spirituality (specifically Theosophy).
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Material relating to Charles William MacCarthy, senior, comprising correspondence, 1885-c.1910, medical certificates, 1870-1884, and a press cutting concerning a display of plaster casts by MacCarthy, 1918; material relating to Marion MacCarthy, nee Cuddihy, comprising correspondence, 1902-1920, and a press cutting concerning a performance as a contralto with the Philharmonic Society, 1887; material relating to John Herbert Foulds, comprising personal correspondence, 1915-1925, material relating to musical compositions, including flyers, programmes, press cuttings, correspondence and other administrative and organisational papers for ‘A World Requiem’, 1905-1934, publicity brochures, c.1915-c.1932, Workers Educational Association Lectures programmes, 1923, press notices and articles on lectures by Foulds, 1923, correspondence relating to Foulds’ membership of The Theosophical Society, 1915-1916, and a photographic portrait, n.d.; personal correspondence of William H. Mann, 1913-1920; material relating to Maud MacCarthy, comprising personal correspondence, 1899-1926, papers relating to musical compositions and performances, 1898-c.1935, promotional materials, 1897-c.1935, astrological charts, 1912-1916, photographs, c.1894-1909, correspondence, articles, lectures, press cuttings, and other papers relating to MacCarthy’s membership of The Theosophical Society, 1900-1917, papers relating to The Mussoorie Ladies Literary and Debating Society, 1908, papers relating to The Brotherhood of Arts, Crafts and Industries, 1914-1918, papers relating to The School of the Mysteries, 1919-1920, papers relating to Red Triangle Play Guilds, 1919-1920, papers relating to the Temple of Labour Worker’s Guild, 1920-1921, papers relating to Everyone’s Concern (Grove End Phonotherapy Clinic), 1932-1933, papers relating to Puppet Festival Theatre Club, c.1931-1935, material relating to MacCarthy’s journalism in India, comprising manuscript draft lecture, c.1936, scrapbook and press cuttings of articles written under the pseudonym Tandra Devi, 1915, 1936-1938; material relating to Charles William MacCarthy, junior, comprising daily diaries, including press cuttings, cash accounts and ephemera, 1902-1903, and article ‘The Place of Peace,’ 1909; material relating to John Patrick Foulds, comprising correspondence, 1978-2000, original artwork, 1936-1938, and material relating to posthumous concerts and recordings of John H. Foulds’ work, c.1980-2000.
There is one file of unlisted correspondence c.1909-1917, comprising mainly of personal letters between Maud MacCarthy and John Herbert Foulds dated 1915-1916, together with a few letters from Maud MacCarthy to other recipients, and a few letters from William Mann. Some of the letters are undated.
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- MacCarthy, Charles William, senior, 1848-1919, physician (Subject)
- MacCarthy, Marion, c.1862-c.1925, contralto singer (Subject)
- MacCarthy, Maud, 1882-1967, violinist, Theosophist and esoteric teacher (Subject)
- MacCarthy, Charles William, junior, 1884-1909 (Subject)
- Mann, William H., fl 1881-1930s, Theosophist and writer (Subject)
- Foulds, John Herbert, 1880-1939, composer (Subject)
- Foulds, John Patrick, 1916-2008, Major (Subject)