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The Peter Tranchell bequest, comprising his writings, papers, musical manuscripts and music written by him, was transferred to the Cambridge University Library in 1994.

The bequest consists of three principal collections:

The autograph manuscript music and tape recordings have been individually catalogued, are available on the University Library’s Online Catalogue, and have the classmark of MS.Tranchel1.1.1-. The tape recordings have been transferred to CD which may be listened to in the Anderson Room.

The Catalogue of Papers deals solely with personal papers and correspondence, and may be consulted in the Manuscripts Room at the University Library – it is not part of the Online Catalogue. Some of the material, including much correspondence of a sensitive nature, is closed until 1 January 2071.