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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.

Letters from William Somerset Maugham to Ellen Ballon

File contains letters to Ellen Ballon from William Somerset Maugham concerning gifts, performances, visits, friends, and books. Some of the letters are also addressed to Sally "Tammie" Ryan and Ralph Gustafson.

Somerset Maugham, William

Ellen Ballon fonds

  • MS-5-2
  • Fonds
  • 1725-1972, predominantly 1898-1972
Fonds contains correspondence, musical scores (piano and orchestral), photographs, a sketch, harmony notebooks, fliers, programs, newspaper clippings, academic journals, a press book, scrapbooks, and letters of composers. The musical scores include several first edition copies and autograph manuscripts. All personal correspondence is incoming correspondence; no outgoing correspondence is included in this fonds.

Ballon, Ellen

Minutes and other records of the Board of Directors

File consists of records for the 1993-1994 concert season of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including proposed programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings about performances, member lists, the Camerata newsletter, financial statements, reports, and minutes of Board meetings.

Financial statements and minutes for the Board of Directors

File contains records relating to the 1987-1988 concert season of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including financial statements and minutes from meetings of the Board of Directors. The file also includes correspondence and a program for a concert by the choir entitled "20th Century Choral Music of England and France," which took place at the First Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 21, 1988. The file also includes a copy of their ticket control policy and records of choir fees for each member of the choir.

Correspondence and records from the Halifax Camerata Singers concert season

File consists of records for the 1994-1995 concert season of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings about performances, and member lists. The file includes records relating to the Camerata Singers CD project and a distribution agreement with Duckworth Distribution Limited/ Atlantica Music and Distribution Limited.

Certificate of incorporation and correspondence

File contains records relating to the 1986-1987 concert season of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including their certificate of incorporation (January 14, 1987) and a letter from Wayne Cahill (organist and choral director of the Bedford United Baptist Church) to the artistic director Jeff Joudrey regarding a supply organist.

Halifax Camerata Singers fonds

  • MS-5-15
  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 2017
Fonds consists of records created for and as a result of the performance activities of the Halifax Camerata Singers. Records include posters and programs from concerts\ and administrative and financial records from the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit society.

Halifax Camerata Singers

Symphony Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-5-14
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2006

Fonds consists of records created by Symphony Nova Scotia in the course of its regular business activities. The majority of the records were created during the process of concert-planning, including special concerts, annual concerts, tours, and concert series. These records include artist contracts, marketing and development documents, internal memos, and correspondence with artists and sponsors.

Records also consist of internal management records, including personnel records, office management files, and the files of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer. The financial administration of the Symphony is documented though budgets, statements, ledgers, and tickets sales data.

The fonds also contains concert programs and promotional material such as posters, advertisements, flyers, newsletters, and other publications. The final section of the fonds consists of audiovisual and graphic material. There are audio recordings of performances and interviews of Symphony personnel as well as video recordings of advertisements and performances. The graphic material includes promotional photographs and photographs of the orchestra.

Symphony Nova Scotia.

Janet Leffeck fonds

  • MS-5-13
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1995
Fonds is primarily comprised of artistic programs from musical and theatrical events held predominantly in Nova Scotia, specifically in the Halifax area. Fonds also includes some music school syllabi, event competition forms and regulations, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Leffek, Janet

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

Donald Murray fonds

  • MS-5-10
  • Fonds
  • 1929, 1979
Fonds contains music and lyrics as well as a letter from Donald Murray.

Murray, Donald

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 sent to John Daniel Logan

File contains three letters of uncertain authors sent to John Daniel Logan. One is from a former Dean and composer at the University of South Dakota (February 24, 1907); another about upcoming performances by J.S. Middlelai(?); and the third from "Ethel" concerning vacation plans.

Correspondence from Leonard Young

File contains a letter from Leonard Young, Managing Director of an acting group called the "Originals", thanking John Daniel Logan for a book of poems, that Logan had given the group at one of their performances in Halifax.

Correspondence from Alfred Wooler

File contains materials sent to John Daniel Logan by Alfred Wooler, and American composer and music educator, concerning Logan's inquiry into Wooler's "Harmony and Composition Lessons by Mail." The file includes promotional materials for the course and a generic letter to prospective pupils to which Wooler has added comments for Logan.

Correspondence from John Winthrop

File contains a letter from John Winthrop of the Winnipeg Theatre concerning John Daniel Logan's book "Twilight Litanies" (1920), requesting an inscription from Logan.

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 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 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 Hilda Roberts

File contains a letter from the singer Hilda Roberts. The letter contains an overview of her performances to date in anticipation of a concert in Halifax. The file also contains a series of testimonials from Manlio Di Veroli, Musical Director of the Opera House in Rome and the London Opera House, who taught Roberts in London.

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 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 Kathleen Parlow

File contains two letters from the Canadian violinist Kathleen Parlow concerning reviews of her performances by John Daniel Logan and Logan's poetry. One of the letters (dated April 19, 1912), mentions the sinking of the Titanic in passing. One of the letters originally contained two photographs of Parlow, one for the press and one for Logan.

Parlow, Kathleen

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.
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