File MS-5-1, Box 3, Folder 43 - Correspondence from Kathleen Parlow

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Correspondence from Kathleen Parlow

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MS-5-1, Box 3, Folder 43

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  • 1911-1912 (Creation)
    Parlow, Kathleen

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2 pages + 2 envelopes

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Kathleen Parlow was a child prodigy violinist, born in Calgary, Alberta on September 20, 1890. She studied with her cousin Conrad Coward in San Francisco, California from age 4, and then with Henry Holmes from age 14. She gave her first recital at age 6 and appeared regularly as a child, including performances at Buckingham Palace and with the London Symphony Orchestra. In 1906, she moved to St. Petersburg with her mother to attend the St. Petersburg Conservatory and study with Leopold Auer. She was the first international student at the Conservatory. From 1907 onward, she toured professionally in North America and Europe. In 1926, she moved back to the United States permanently, where she taught and performed as a soloist and chamber musician. She joined the Toronto Conservatory of Music faculty in 1941. She died in Oakville, Ontario on August 19, 1963.

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File contains two letters from the Canadian violinist Kathleen Parlow concerning reviews of her performances by John Daniel Logan and Logan's poetry. One of the letters (dated April 19, 1912), mentions the sinking of the Titanic in passing. One of the letters originally contained two photographs of Parlow, one for the press and one for Logan.

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  • English

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See MS-5-1, Box 3, Folder 44 for a letter from her mother, Minnie Parlow, to John Daniel Logan. The photographs mentioned in one of the letters are found in MS-5-1, Box 3, Folder 7.

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  • Box: MS-5-1, Box 3