Dr. James L. and Dr. Margaret Whitby

Digital Bookplate for this donation

The Dr. James and Dr. Margaret Whitby Antiquarian Music Collection principally comprises printed editions of both vocal and instrumental music from the eighteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries. Major composers, such as Haydn and Mozart, are represented, as are numerous non canonical composers. Through the Whitbys' transformational gift of music to Western University, many of these musical works will be studied and performed for the first time in more than a century. Medical practitioners by profession, James and Margaret Whitby are also enthusiastic amateur musicians who have spent a lifetime amassing their outstanding collection. The Whitbys' generosity to current and future students, as well as to the musical community at large, is recognized with gratitude.