Item MS-2-181, SF Box 27, Folder 45, Item 3 - Draft typed and handwritten manuscript of a record catalog

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Draft typed and handwritten manuscript of a record catalog

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MS-2-181, SF Box 27, Folder 45, Item 3

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  • [early 1940s?] (Creation)
    Murray, David, fl. 1934-1972

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98 leaves of textual records ; 10 x 18 cm.

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David Murray was a Halifax actor, musician and radio broadcaster. For many years he had a regular program on CBC radio called "At the Opera."

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Item consists of a two copies of an untitled 49-leaf (98 leaves in total) double-sided record collection catalog compiled by David Murray in the early- to mid-1940s. The first copy is a typescript, while the second copy is a handwritten version of the catalog. Each catalog is arranged alphabetically by performer, with an abbreviation of their operatic role or primary instrument. Murray also made additions in pencil to the typescript version of the catalog (vital statistics of the performer, the latest date being 1946), and additions to the catalog in ink. Each entry in the catalog contains a corresponding filing code.

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Six hole-punches (for binding purposes) to the left margins. Chip to left margin of the Amelita Galli-Curci leaf (some text loss) of the handwritten catalog, with a chip to right margin of Ernestine Schumann-Heink leaf (caused by S-tab bumping; some text loss).

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Letter tabs to right edge of the handwritten copy

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Description revised on March 1, 2018.

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  • English

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  • Box: SF Box 27