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Ellen Ballon fonds North America With digital objects
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Letter from William Somerset Maugham to Ellen Ballon

Item is a note from William "Willie" Somerset Maugham written to Ellen Ballon on the reverse side of an advertisement for three recitals in New York (April 4, 11, 25, 1945) performed by Ellen Ballon and recorded by the radio station WNYC.

Somerset Maugham, William

Letter from Josef Hofmann to Ellen Ballon

File contains a letter from Josef Hoffman granting Ellen Ballon permission to use his name in a scholarship. Hofmann was Ballon's teacher from 1914-1916 in Switzerland.

Hofmann, Josef

Letter from Walter de Mouilpied Scriver to Ellen Ballon

File contains a letter from Walter de Mouilpied to Ellen Ballon, written on September 30, 1952. The letter thanks Ballon for a performance she gave at an honorary dinner. Item is accompanied by the stamped envelope in which Ballon received the le...

Scriver, Walter de Mouilpied

Letter from Yehudi Menuhin to Ellen Ballon

File contains a letter from Yehudi Menuhin to Ellon Ballon written on December 2, 1957. The letter concerns a performance by Ellen Ballon in Montreal. Item is accompanied by the Ritz Carlton Montreal envelope in which Ballon received the letter.

Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-1999

William Howard Taft : [photograph]

File contains a copy of a portrait of President Taft of the United States (1909-1913) with an inscription below to D.H. Ballon (Dr. David H. Ballon) of Montreal and his sister, Ellen Ballon.

Frank Cyril James : [autographed photograph]

File contains a photograph of Frank Cyril James (Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill University from 1939 until 1962), standing in front of three microphones for radio stations: CKVL, CFCF, and CKAC. The photograph may have been taken at one o...

Novellette : etude in seconds : op. 22, no. 1

File contains the manuscript for Alberto Jonàs' "Novelette" for piano, which he wrote for Ellen Ballon. Ballon was one of his students in New York from c. 1916 until 1925.

Jonàs, Alberto

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