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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

CARTER, JOHN, 1832-1916
MUS 87


John Carter fonds.  - 1860-1895.  - 1 cm of textual records.  - 4 photographs. 

Biographical sketch
A choirmaster and organist originally from England, he was the eldest of four musician brothers (George, Henry and William) who emigrated to Canada in the latter half of the 19th century.  He settled first in Québec City, where he played the organ at Holy Trinity Cathedral (1853-1856), and subsequently relocated permanently to Toronto to continue his musical career. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records pertaining to the musical career of John Carter:  birth certificate and genealogical notes; letter from his brother William; notebook of transcriptions from tribute notes; press clippings on his musical activities and those of his brothers; family photographs. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Charles A. Carter, grandson of John Carter, in 1977. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  summary list. 



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