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ATKINSON, G.D.  (George Douglas), 1878-1964
MUS 65

George Douglas Atkinson fonds.  - 1900-1929.  - 8 textual records.  - 1 photograph. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Carp, near Ottawa, Ontario, George Douglas Atkinson moved to Toronto to pursue his musical studies.  To complement his training, he also studied briefly in Leipzig, London and New York.  From 1911 until he retired in 1950, he served as organist and choirmaster for the Methodist Church of Toronto.  He also taught at the Toronto College of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), while employed as music director of the Ontario Ladies' College.  He is the author of a number of articles on piano technique, instruction and methods of evaluation. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records pertaining to George Douglas Atkinson's activities as a composer:  scores for keyboard and for voice and keyboard; letter dated January 14, 1915; photograph of G.D. Atkinson. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Margaret Holden in 1975. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  none. 

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