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CRINGAN, ALEXANDER T. (Alexander Thom), 1860-1931
MUS 73


Alexander T. Cringan fonds.  - 1867-1931.  - 4 cm of textual records.  - 31 photographs. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Scotland, A.T. Cringan obtained a licentiate from the Tonic Sol-Fa College of London before emigrating to Toronto, Ontario in 1886.  He was employed as a music teacher, administrator and conductor, and also did work in ethnomusicology. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to Cringan's musical career:  notes for speeches on teaching music, notably on the "tonic sol-fa" method; correspondence received; articles by and on Cringan; press clippings; photographs of objects (medals, ribbons, clocks). 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from his grandsons Robert J. and Alexander T. Cringan in 1976 and 1983. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  inventory. 



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