File MS-5-1, Box 3, Folder 33 - Correspondence from Clarence Lucas

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Correspondence from Clarence Lucas

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MS-5-1, Box 3, Folder 33

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  • 1913 (Creation)
    Lucas, Clarence

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7 pages + 4 envelopes

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Clarence Lucas was a Canadian composer, writer, and conductor. The son of a Methodist minister, he was born at the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ontario on October 19, 1866. The family moved to Montreal, Quebec in 1878 where he studied piano, organ, and violin. In 1885, he went to Europe to study in Paris and married the pianist Clara Asher, a student of Clara Schumann. They returned to Canada in 1888 and taught at the Toronto College of Music. Lucas also worked as the music director of the Wesleyan Ladies College in Hamilton (1889) and conducted the Hamilton Philharmonic Society (1889). In 1893, he moved to London, England to teach. From 1903 until 1933, he worked as a correspondent and photographer for the Musical Courier of New York. His own compositions range from solo instrumental works to chamber music to symphonic overtures. He died at Sevres, near Paris, on July 1, 1947.

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File contains five letters from the Canadian composer Clarence Lucas of the Musical Courier Company concerning his and John Daniel Logan's respective writing, music, and research on Canadian music. Two of the letters thank Logan for sending Lucas poems, and one letter mentions their mutual acquaintance W.O. Forsyth.

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  • English

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For John Daniel Logan's correspondence with W.O. Forsyth see MS-5-1, Box 3, Folder 23.

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  • Box: MS-5-1, Box 3