The Ivor Gurney Collection

The bulk of Ivor Gurney’s music and literary manuscripts, including letters, notebooks and photographs are held at the Gloucestershire Archives.

To arrange to see the collection, please write or e mail in advance to:

Customer Services Manager
Gloucestershire Archives,
Clarence Row,
Alvin Street,
GL1 3DW.

Tel: 01452 425295


For further information about planning a visit please see the following website:

NB: For the purposes of academic research the Gloucestershire Archives is the first port of call. Please note that the archives have guidelines and access rules regarding the copying of items in the collection. There are also restrictions regarding the use of digital cameras. For further information please contact the senior archivist.

The online catalogue

For those wishing to view the collection online please visit the Gloucestershire Archives website at

Then, click onto ‘Important Collections’ and scroll down to Ivor Gurney.

The full list of contents appears in the catalogue D10500 Alternatively the catalogue can be assessed via the Ivor Gurney Society website at