Harding, Rosamond Evelyn Mary
- Anne Beetem Acker
(b Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England, 6 April 1898; d Southwold, Suffolk, England, 6 May 1982).English organologist and instrument collector. Harding entered Newnham College, Cambridge, in 1922 to read for a never-completed bachelor’s degree; nevertheless, she began doctoral research about 1927 under Edward J. Dent. Subsequently she travelled in Britain, Belgium, France, and Germany, meeting museum curators and piano manufacturers and collectors, notably Evelyn Broadwood and Hanns Neupert. The published outcome of her thesis, ...