Fonds 25 - Frank Welsman fonds

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Frank Welsman fonds


  • 1901-1920, 1971 (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records and other materials

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Biographical history

Frank Squire Welsman, conductor, pianist and teacher, was born in Toronto, December 20, 1873, and died in Muskoka, Ontario, July 2, 1952. After studies in Germany, he founded the Toronto Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, which in 1908 became the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

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Mrs. F.S. Welsman

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Fonds consists of scrapbooks and signed photographs, predominantly relating to concerts by the Toronto Conservatory Symphony Orchestra (which became the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1908).

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The Frank Welsman fonds is stored offsite at Downsview. To view items in this collection, please contact the Music Library at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.

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Previously titled "Archives Collection 25 : Frank Welsman." Reference code (25) removed from the title of the collection July 30, 2019.

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Archival Collection 25

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