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A.J. William Myers fonds

  • MS-2-442, Boxes 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1974
Fonds comprises records documenting Alexander Myers' work as a pastor and writing on the subject of religious education. Record types include diaries; correspondence; manuscripts; published works; research files and class notes; scrapbooks; and photographs.

Myers, A.J. Williams

Alan Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-701
  • Fonds
  • 1845-2001

Fonds includes Alan Creighton's diaries, which cover many of the years from 1920 to 2000. Writings from the period 1920 to 1954 (many undated) are mainly short stories and poems. These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works. There is also some correspondence throughout as well as copies of his two books of poetry. The fonds includes writings with titles such as "About Poetry," "Poetry Courses," "Thoughts," "Music & Art," and "Bedford Basin." His notebooks include evidence of a variety of courses taken, including French and Greek, music, poetry, and art (both practice and history, including Chinese art). There is also a record of his art sales from 1964 to 1999. Personal and family documents are included in the fonds.

Alan Creighton's artwork is extensive and primarily in the form of sketches and watercolours, with a few oil paintings. Many of his sketches are in albums, many of which are used exclusively for one particular aspect of his studies. For example, album labels include "People," "Trees," "Skies," "Rock Formations," "Buildings," "Railway Sketches" (scenes from train journeys), and "Outdoors." Others identify a place and time and include such labels as "At the Zoo," "Nova Scotian Sketches 1951," "South Shore 1982," and "Toronto 1996." Still others contain a mixture of styles and themes. There are also numerous loose sketches and watercolours which have been loosely arranged into similar groupings such as "Clouds," "Boats," "Flowers," and so forth. Photograph albums include photos of family and of scenes taken by Alan as a reference for future paintings.

Included with Alan Creighton’s personal items are papers, writings, art, and memorabilia belonging to his friend and roommate Christine Eyles, who died without heirs. Some relate to her employment as a violinist in England and in Toronto, Ontario and some contain her poetry, plays, and artwork (in sketchbooks and on loose paper). Published and handwritten music scores, mostly for the violin, are also included. A photograph album contains many formal portraits of family and friends taken in England in the early 20th century. Records also include papers by and about her father, Charles Eyles, a famous violin-maker. Such materials include advertisements, brochures, and letters attesting to the high quality of his craftsmanship.

Creighton, Alan

Canadian itinerary for the Sharla Project

File contains Budge Wilson's notes, correspondence, and programs for the Sharla Project, which included appearances in Churchill, Winnipeg, and Mexico City. The Canadian portion of the trip went from October 26 to November 4, 1998.

Charles William Jefferys fonds

  • MS-2-35, SF Box 16, Folder 7
  • Fonds
  • [19-]
Fonds comprises editorial reports and notes made by Jefferys on works by Thomas Chandler Haliburton. Also included is a letter from Robert Glasgow, Managing Director of The Publishers Association of Canada, outlining the agreement of editorial and illustration work undertaken by Jefferys on a multi-volume series of the works of Haliburton. In addition, there is a typescript of a talk written by Jeffreys regarding his illustrations for the project.

Jefferys, Charles William, 1869-1951

Correspondence between Budge Wilson and the Globe and Mail

File contains incoming letters and copies of outgoing letters between Budge Wilson and Olive Dickason, women's editor at the Globe and Mail. The file also contains correspondence between Wilson and Elda Bolton at the Institute of Child Study at the University of Toronto.

Correspondence between Susan Kerslake and Greg Gatenby

File contains correspondence with Greg Gatenby of Harbour Front Reading Series. Materials include two letters: one asking Kerslake to provide information about her experiences with Toronto, and a reply from Kerslake stating that she has no connection to Toronto as a writer.

Correspondence from A.S. Vogt

File contains a letter from A.S. (Augustus Stephen) Vogt, thanking John Daniel Logan for his review of a performance by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

Vogt, Augustus Stephen

Correspondence from Anna Frery

File contains a letter from the actress Anna Frery, thanking John Daniel Logan for his critique of her performance in Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. The letter is written on letterhead from the Grand Union Hotel Co., Limited.

Correspondence from Boris Hambourg

File contains a letter from the Russian cellist Boris Hambourg concerning Ernest J. Farmer's "Fantasia for cello," the winner of a Canadian Composers competition. The file also includes a program for a series of five concerts given by Hambourg at The Hambourg Conservatory of Music in Toronto (April 14 to May 12, 1925).

Hambourg, Boris

Correspondence from Budge Wilson to Kathy Markou

File contains a copy of a letter from Budge Wilson to Kathy Markou from CBC, including Wilson's agreement that gave CBC permission to adapt her short story "The Canoe Trip" for use on CBC radio.

Correspondence from Charles F. Towle

File contains an advertisement and pamphlet on the plays presented by the Stratford-upon-Avon Players at the Princess Theatre in Toronto as part of their first American Tour. Charles F. Towle was the business director of the tour.

Correspondence from Edouard Hesselberg

File contains an announcement from the Russian pianist, composer, and teacher Edouard Hesselberg sent to John Daniel Logan as the Musical Critic of The Star (in Toronto). The announcement concerns his recent appointment as editor and contributor to the staff of the "International Music and Musicians." The letter was sent in an envelope from The Hambourg Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Hesselberg, Edouard

Correspondence from Edward Broome

File contains a letter from Edward Broome. His letter includes information about the activities and performances of the Toronto Oratorio Society and was sent to Logan to be published in the Toronto News.

Broome, Edward

Correspondence from Frank S. Welsman

File contains a letter from Frank Squire Welsman. The letter concerns the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and requests John Daniel Logan's help in promoting and supporting their endeavours.

Welsman, Frank

Correspondence from Julia Marlowe Sothern

File contains a letter from the English-born American actress Julia Marlowe Sothern thanking John Daniel Logan for sending her and her husband (E. H. Sothern) some of his poetry and inviting Logan to visit them backstage at one of their performances.

Correspondence from Julie Opp Faversham

File contains a letter from Julie Opp Faversham (1871–1921), an American stage actress, thanking John Daniel Logan for a poem and his comments about a production of Julius Caesar that she acted in with her husband, William Faversham.

Correspondence from Minnie Parlow

File contains a letter from Minnie Parlow, the mother of the Canadian violinist Kathleen Parlow. The letter concerns reviews of her daughter's performance in Toronto.

Correspondence from Nellie Melba

File contains a letter from the Australian operatic soprano Nellie Melba concerning a short poem that John Daniel Logan wrote about her singing. The file includes a copy of the poem as printed in a newspaper. The letter also references a photograph that Melba sent to Logan.

Correspondence from Percy Haswell

File contains a letter from the American actress Percy Haswell thanking John Daniel Logan for his newspaper articles on her. The letter is written on letterhead from the R.M.S. Royal Edward.

Correspondence from R.S. Pigott

File contains a letter from R.S. Pigott of the Toronto Conservatory of Music concerning John Daniel Logan's book, presumably "Preludes: sonnets and other verses" (1906).

Correspondence from W.H. Greenwood

File contains a letter from W.H. Greenwood, the Managing Director of The Toronto World newspaper, informing John Daniel Logan of his appointment to staff as Musical Critic.

Correspondence from W.O. Forsyth

File contains four letters from the Canadian composer, teacher, and writer W.O. (Wesley Octavius) Forsyth. Three of the letters (dated from 1921) are written on letterhead from the Canadian Academy of Music in Toronto, where he taught from 1919 to 1924. The letters concern setting texts by John Daniel Logan to music and mentions its possible performance by their mutual friends Lucas and Gena Branscombe.

The file also contains a short biography of W.O. Forsyth from the Star Weekly (Toronto, July 1921); a program for a concert by Jessie McAlpine (a student of Forsyth's) at the Canadian Academy of Music; and a program for a concert by the Russian pianist Arthur Friedheim at Massey Hall.

Forsyth, W. O. (Wesley Octavius)

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