The title "Donke" appears on the verso of two parts in folder A. -- A few of the parts are in very bad shape, having ragged edges. It would probably be helpful to have these parts microfilmed or encapsulated to reduce the wear and tear on the materials. A simple process would be to send them out after they have been requested for use. -- Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
additional title on some parts: "Acker" -- clarinetist Acker Bilk.
2 folders containing 16 parts in key of F Major -- ink -- 13 copy scores, 2 handwritten scores -- 5 trumpet parts, 4 trombone parts, 2 bass parts, 1 unidentified in Bb (maybe trombone?).
Folder A: 14 parts from the Mercer Ellington Orchestrations -- trumpet I, II, III, IV; trombone I, II, IV; 1 bass part. The other part appears to have been written out by the bass player. Folder B: 3 parts from the Duke Ellington Library -- two photocopies -- trumpet I, trombone I, and one DE holographic score.