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WHYTE, ERNEST, 1858-1922
MUS 14

Ernest Whyte fonds.  - 1887-1922.  - 10 cm of textual records.  - 1 photograph. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Ernest Whyte studied piano with Martin Krause at the Leipzig Conservatory before assuming, in Ottawa, a teaching position at the Martin Krause School of Pianoforte Playing and Singing and at the Ottawa Conservatory.  He composed over 250 songs inspired by German romanticism. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records illustrating Whyte's musical activities:  music manuscripts of 17 songs; notebooks; correspondence, mainly concerning the publication of 26 songs; photograph of E. Whyte. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from A.W.H. Needler and Margaret Robertson, wife of the adopted son of Ernest Whyte, in 1971. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aid:  list. 

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