File 1 - Scrapbook compiled by Milton Blankstein

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CA OTUFM 03-B-1

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Scrapbook compiled by Milton Blankstein

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  • 1908-1923 (Creation)

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3.5 cm of textual records and photographs and art

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(1894-1974)

Biographical history

Milton Blankstein was born in New York in 1894 and died in Toronto in 1974. He moved to Toronto in 1911, where he studied with Luigi von Kunits and played in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Frank Welsman) and the Academy String Quartet at the Canadian Academy of Music. He also played viola with the Hart House Quartet and served as their business manager from 1923 until his retirement in 1941.

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File consists of a scrapbook compiled by the Milton Blankstein (later, Blackstone), consisting of newspaper clippings of reviews and press notices, photographs, and programs relating to his career in New York City, Toronto, and other Canadian cities. The scrapbook includes a signed photograph of Eugène Ysaÿe and and Boris Hambourg (dated in Toronto, 1918).

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Also see the Milton Blackstone fonds at University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services.

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