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PITTSBURGH MUSIC - ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Location: Oliver Room,
Pittsburgh Music Archives #37
Box #3

GEORGE H. WILSON

Personal Record - Vol. IV
World’s Fair Period, 1891-1893

Correspondence surrounding the appointment of George H. Wilson as Secretary of the Bureau of Music, Department of Liberal Arts, World’s Columbian Exposition beginning December 1, 1891, in Chicago.

  1. Appointment letter of that date from the Director-General (George Davis?) stated compensation of $300 per month “so long as services may be required.”.

  2. Letter of March 17, 1892 from Selim H. Peabody, Chief, Department Liberal Arts, authorized Wilson to: “…proceed to Europe for the promotion of the musical interests in the forthcoming Exposition.” He was to visit England, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Russia and Scandinavia “…with the view of holding personal conferences with leading musicians, composers, and virtuosi…”

  3. Announcement dated September 28, 1892 from Chicago outlines a general classification of concerts from May-October 1893.