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PITTSBURGH MUSIC - ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Location: Oliver Room,
Pittsburgh Music Archives #37
Box #12

GEORGE H. WILSON

Miscellaneous correspondence from March 5,1907 – February 12, 1908

  1. Three-page, typed, proposed Article of Agreement between the Art Society of Pittsburgh by its Orchestra Committee, and Emil Paul, dated only “1907;” unsigned. There follows a typed letter to Mr. E. Z. Smith as president of the Art Society in which George Wilson states he is sending this proposal, as requested, for Mr. Smith’s scrutiny.

  2. This book contains 199 letters from George Wilson to others, most written by hand, on thin onionskin paper. Because of their age and condition, many are undecipherable.

  3. A typed letter (on page 53) of March 27 [1907] to Edward A. Woods in the Frick Building (marked personal and private) seeks Woods support in a difficult situation of which he says: “…a very pretty conspiracy exists, cleverly engineered by Mr. Wm. C. Hamilton [pianos]who elected himself as a director of the Art Society…and Mr. Paur, to eliminate me from the Art Society.”

  4. Typed letter (on page 54) of March 27 [1907] to A. S. Vogt in Toronto, Canada reports that certain persons in Cincinnati are interested in making Wilson manager of its May Festival, of the Cincinnati Orchestra, and the College of Music – although a firm offer has not yet been offered.