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Alfred Whitehead fonds
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MS-5-3, SF Box 17, Folder 17
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2 pages 1 file
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Name of creator
Alfred Ernest Whitehead was born in 1887 in England. He immigrated to Canada and became a choirmaster, an organist, a teacher and a composer. In his adult life he taught at Mount Allison University as well as McGill University. Whitehead was a community and church leader while he lived in Montreal. Ill health forced him to retire to become the head of Mount Allison University’s Music Department from 1947-1953. When he retired from the university he moved to Amherst, Nova Scotia, where he resumed his organist and choirmaster activities at Trinity United Church until 1971. Whitehead was a distinguished recitalist as well as a prolific composer. In addition, he was a painter, and just before his death in early 1974 he completed the third edition of his book “The Squared-Circle Cancellations of Canada”.
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Fonds was donated to Dalhousie University in 1972. Prior to that it was in the custody of Alfred Whitehead.
Scope and content
Fonds contains two letters: one written by Carleton Stanley to Archibishop Arthur Carlisle; and one to Alfred Whitehouse from Duncan Scott.
Ink on the blue letter from Duncan Scott is faded.
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Arrangement imposed by previous archivist.
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No restrictions on access or use.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
No further accruals are expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Alfred Whitehead fonds, MS-5-3, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.