Extracts from : The Town of York, 1793-1815 A Collection of Documents of Early Toronto Edited by Edith G. Firth The Champlain Society, 1962
The PDF download below contains some wonderful period references to music and other entertainments in York (Toronto) at the turn of the 19th century. It was a somewhat wild and wooly place at the time. Thanks to Bill Nesbitt for the transcriptions. They were orginally collected from a variety of sources by Edith G. Firth for her 1962 book "The Town of York 1793-1815"
The entries show a wide range of the professional and do-it-yourself entertainments that were available in the nascent provincial capital.
I have also included some images of York during that era.
|Title||The Town of York, 1793-1815|
|Subject||Social Life & Love Reference Material Other Music, Dance & Entertainments|
|Keywords||1800 1812 1813 balls dances entertainments military Toronto York|
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