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Inventory of the Ernest Quinan collection, 1923-1932
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    Title: Ernest Quinan Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1932
    Collection number: ARCHIVES QUINAN 1
    Creator: Quinan, Ernest, d. ca. 1957
    Extent: Number of container: 1 box
    Repository: The Music Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Mr. Wickham Quinan, Berkeley, in honor of his brother. May 1, 1957.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ernest Quinan collection, ARCHIVES QUINAN 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    Collection of manuscript scores, in ink or pencil, chiefly for piano, with several works for strings and piano, and Variations for string quartet. Many noted as being composed in Paris, others in Berkeley, Calif.


    This notice by Professor Vincent Duckles appeared in the CU News(May 23, 1957):
    Wickham Quinan of Berkeley has presented the music collection of his brother, the late Ernest Quinan, to the Library. Included in the collection of Mr. Quinan, who attended the University in the 1920s and was one of the first winners of the George Ladd Prize for musical composition, are 15 original compositions in manuscript which will be housed in the Rare Books Department. The Music Library will be enriched by over 100 handsomely bound musical scores and books and music, several pictures, and a bronze replica of the death mask of Beethoven.
    In addition to these MS materials, the Music Library holds 2 translations by Ernest Quinan. These are cataloged in Case X:
    • 1. Gedalge, André, Traité de la fugue (Paris: Enoch & Cie, 1901), 379 pp. This published volume contains profuse annotations by Ernest Quinan.
    • 2. Gedalge, André, Treatise on the Fugue. English translation by Tatiana de S. Quinan and Ernest Quinan. Bound typescript copy dated Berkeley, California, May 1, 1925. The volume contains only a translation from the French of the text, not the musical examples. A note signed by Ernest Quinan states: "This translation (is) for the sole use of the undersigned..."
    • 3. Koechlin, Charles, A Summary of the Rules of Counterpoint. English version by Ernest Quinan. (Paris: Au Menestral, 1927), 137 pp. Two copies with the inscription in ink: "For the Library, University of California. In token of appreciation. Ernest Quinan. Paris, November 30, 1927. (Ladd Fellowship in Music), 1925-27."

    Material Cataloged Separately

    Translations of works by the musicologists André Gedalge and Charles Koechlin, made by Ernest Quinan, have been cataloged separately and added to the general collections of the University of California, Berkeley Music Library.