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John Daniel Logan fonds
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John Daniel Logan fonds

  • MS-5-1
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1932

Fonds contains music manuscripts and published scores, photographs, and autograph letters written by well-known composers such as Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Verdi, and John Philip Sousa.

Through his work as a music critic and journalist in Toronto, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Logan communicated with many prominent Canadian musicians in the early twentieth century. Many of the scores, photographs, and autographs included in this collection are a result of his contributions to music criticism. The music and theatre programs are frequently annotated with comments for reviews, and most of his correspondence with musicians and actors relates to his work as a music and theatre critic. Some of the scores were given to Logan as gifts from performers while others were sent to him for review or publication in newspapers. The fonds includes several manuscripts of songs by Edith Jessie Archibald, a prominent social activist and suffragist in Halifax.

Letters sent to Logan also concern his poetic contributions, and the manuscript of one of his books, "Preludes: Sonnets and other Verses," (1906) is part of the fonds.

Logan, John Daniel

Photograph of Edward Elgar

File contains a photograph of the English composer Edward Elgar (1857-1934). It is in a matte stamped with the copyright of The Bell Piano & Organ Co., Limited.

Photographs of Esther Ferrobini

File contains two photographs of the operatic soprano Esther Ferrobini of the Montreal Opera Company that John Daniel Logan used for a press release about her performance in the title role of the opera "Zoza."

Autographs and photographs of musicians and actors

Series contains autographs, autograph letters, and autographed photographs. The letters were purchased by John Daniel Logan and were predominantly written by composers, including Giuseppe Verdi and Jacques Offenbach. Many of the autographs are signed on concert programs, presumably from concerts that Logan attended. The photographs are of musicians and actors, including several of the English actor Johnston Forbes-Robertson, and were sent to or obtained by Logan for his personal collection and in his capacity as a music critic and journalist.

Autographed photograph of Clara Butt-Rumford

File contains an autographed photograph of Clara Butt Rumford (1872-1936), an English contralto. She toured with her husband, Kennerley Rumford throughout Europe and America. This photograph was likely attained by John Daniel Logan during their extended world tour (1912-1914), which encompassed Canada, the United States, and Australia.

Prints of Johnston Forbes-Robertson

File contains a series of prints of paintings and photographs of the English actor Johnston Forbes-Robertson (1853-1937) in and out of costume. One of the prints is autographed by the actor.

Photographs of Christie MacDonald

File contains three photographs of the opera singer Christie MacDonald of the Montreal Opera Company. One of the photographs shows her in costume for "The Spring Maid" by Heinrich Reinhardt, and another in costume as Marguerite for the "Jewel Song" in "Faust" by Charles Gounod for the Montreal Opera Company.

Autographed photograph of Frank E. Blachford

File contains an autographed photograph of the Canadian violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer Frank Edward Blachford (1879-1957) addressed to Dr. J.D. Logan in appreciation of his writing on music in Toronto.

Photographs of Louise Edvina Edwardes

File contains an autographed photograph of the Montreal-born opera singer Louise Edvina Edwardes (nee Martin), known by her stage name "Madame Edvina." File also contains a print of Louise Edvina in costume from the opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini. Logan's notes on the reverse side of the print and at the bottom of the photograph indicate that she was known for her creation of the title role of Louise in an opera by Gustave Charpentier.

Photographs

Subseries contains photographs of famous musicians, composers, and actors, many of which are autographed. The photographs were obtained by John Daniel Logan in his capacity as a concert reviewer and for his personal collection. Many of the photographs were sent by the musicians and actors at his request, as evidenced by his correspondence with them.

Photograph of Harry Dean

File contains a photograph of Harry Dean, a Canadian conductor, pianist, organist, and music educator. He is known for founding the Maritime Academy of Music and the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers' Association in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Autographed photographs of W.O. Forsyth

File contains two photographs of the Canadian composer, teacher, and writer W.O. (Wesley Octavius) Forsyth, one of which is autographed for Dr. J.D. Logan.

Forsyth, W. O. (Wesley Octavius)