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TELGMANN, OSCAR F.  (Oscar Ferdinand), ca. 1855-1946
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Oscar and Mignon Telgmann fonds.  - 1883-1981.  - 9 cm of textual records.  - 9 photographs. 

Biographical sketches

Oscar Telgmann:  Conductor, educator, composer, and violinist born in Germany, he began his musical studies in Canada, and formed a group called The Telgmann Concert Party with his brothers and sisters.  In 1892 he founded the Kingston Conservatory of Music and School of Elocution, of which he was principal for over 25 years.  Telgmann also formed the first Kingston Symphony Orchestra in 1912. 

Mignon Telgmann (b.  1898):  Daughter of Oscar Telgmann and violin teacher. Kingston, Ontario. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of documents illustrating the musical activities of Oscar and Mignon Telgmann:  manuscript scores, including the following titles:  Queen's Dominion Victory March, The Nutcracker Mazurka, Mr. Craig, The Laird of Glenburne, Scotch Country Dance, The Mascot:  Boo Hoo's March to Queen's Rugby Team; correspondence of Mignon Telgmann; concert programmes; posters; photographs of members of the Telgmann family. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Mignon Telgmann in 1973 and from John Telgmann, grandson of Oscar Telgmann, in 1990 and 1991. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  provisional description. 



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