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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 27

Jenkins-McCurry family fonds.  - [1876?]-1973.  - 65 cm of textual records.  - 53 photographs.  - 1 negative. 

Biographical sketches
Jenkins, Frank Maurice
(1859-1930):  Organist and conductor, founder and musical director of the Ottawa Amateur Orchestral Society (1894-1900), the Ottawa Choral Society and the Schubert Club (1894). 

Jenkins, Annie Lampman (1866-1952):  Talented pianist, she studied music with Martin Krause in Leipzig from 1887 to 1889.  Teacher at the Krause School of Pianoforte Playing and Singing and the Canadian Conservatory of Ottawa, she also worked for 20 years as organist and choirmistress at St.  George's Church in Ottawa.  Founding member of the Morning Music Club of Ottawa, she also founded the Palestrina Choir in 1921. 

McCurry, Dorothy (1899-1973):  Daughter of Frank Maurice Stinson Jenkins and Annie Lampman Jenkins, she worked as music teacher, director of the Studio Singers, and organizer of musical events. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the musical activities of members of the Jenkins-McCurry family.  One will find biographical notes; correspondence; marriage certificate; concert programmes; press clippings; scrapbooks and posters concerning the three family members; collection of music manuscripts by composers Leo Smith, John Weinzweig, James Thorp Blyth and Alfred Whitehead; documents pertaining to music societies founded and/or directed by one of the members (Morning Music Club, Pro Musica, Studio Singers, Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association, etc.); photographs of the family members. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Ms. H.O. McCurry in 1972 and her daughter, Margot Johnston, in 1974 and 1981.

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  numerical list. 

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