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King's/PP contains:
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AG The Papers of Angelica Garnett (nee Bell)
AHM The Papers of Arthur Henry Mann
AMT The Papers of Alan Mathison Turing
ANLM The Papers of Alan Noel Latimer Munby
BLM Papers Relating to Bloomsbury
BO The Papers of Bernhard ('Boris') Ord
BRA The Papers of Henry Bradshaw
CHA The Charleston Papers
CJE Papers Relating to Charles Joseph Edwards
CRA The Papers of Charles Robert Ashbee
CS Papers Relating to Charles Simeon
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The Papers of Bernhard ('Boris') Ord

Title The Papers of Bernhard ('Boris') Ord
Reference GBR/0272/PP/BO
Creator Ord, Bernhard (1897-1961)
Covering Dates 1920–1999
Extent and Medium 1 box; paper and photographic print
Repository King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
Content and context

Bernhard Ord was born on the 9th July 1897 to Clement Ord (KC 1882) and Johanna (daughter of Hofprediger G Anthes). Ord was educated at Clifton College, later winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Music. There he studied the organ under Sir Walter Parratt. In 1916 he served with the Artists' Rifles and then later as a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps. In 1919 Ord became organ scholar of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. When A H Mann died in 1929, Ord was appointed organist of King's College and also of the University. In 1941 Ord rejoined the air force as a flight lieutenant. He returned to King's after the war. In the 1950s he began to decrease his workload. In 1957-58 David Willcocks took over as organist. Ord died at Cambridge on 30th December 1961.

For further biographical details about Boris Ord, the reader is referred to the following published work, available by request from the Archivist:

Memoir of Bernhard 'Boris' Ord, published in 1962 by the Council of King's College Cambridge.

Consists mainly of letters written to him, as well as some musical scores.

Access and Use

Please cite as King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge, The Papers of Bernhard ('Boris') Ord, BO

King's/PP/BO contains:
1 Correspondence.
5 files; paper.
2 Music.
4 files; paper.
3 Photographs.
1 item; photographic print.
4 Obituary and posthumous material.
3 files; paper.
5 Ord-related material received after his death.

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