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MUSIC DIVISION - MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION (1970- )
Manuscript Collection of the Music Division. - 1835-1990. - 2 m of textual records.
Scope and content
This collection also features manuscripts and photocopies of various music books which were used by Canadians in the nineteenth century to replace non-existent or expensive music imported from Great Britain and the European continent. These include: the Bath Manuscript Book (1835) consisting of copies of songs and piano pieces; William Henry Draper's compilation of piano music used by members of his family in Toronto during the latter half of the nineteenth century; T.G.W. Hayes's collection of Anglican church anthems from the first half of the nineteenth century used in London, Ontario; and the tunebooks of John Naigle and Jeremiah Regan containing fiddle and folk music of the nineteenth century.
Immediate source of acquisition: acquired from private citizens, organizations and antiquarians.
Finding aids: none.