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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...

Logan, John Daniel

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 sig...

Letter from Giuseppe Verdi

File contains an autographed letter from Giuseppe Verdi, addressed to his publisher in Paris, Léon Escudier.

Verdi, Giuseppe

Autographs

Subseries contains autographs of musicians, some of which are on concert programs. These concert programs also frequently contain annotations by J.D. Logan about the music performed. Most of the autographs would have been obtained from the musicia...

Autograph of Louis Moreau Gottschalk

File contains an autograph of the American composer and pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk, addressed to Mr. L.J. List(?). Included on the page are three measures of monophonic music in G minor. This autograph would have been purchased or given to Jo...

Letter from Jacques Offenbach

File contains an autographed letter from Jacques Offenbach as Director of the Theatre des Bouffes Parisiens, addressed to "Monsieur le Baron" (likely Georges-Eugène Haussmann, commonly known as Baron Haussman).

Offenbach, Jacques

International music and theatre programs

Subseries contains programs from concerts that John Daniel Logan outside of Canada, predominantly at venues in the United States and the United Kingdom. Many of the programs include annotations by Logan.

Programs from St. James's Hall

File contains two programs from a series of "Popular Concerts" on Saturday afternoons, directed by S. Arthur Chappell. Each of the programs includes musical excerpts and analytical remarks. The concerts featured a variety of performers, ...

Music and theatre programs

Series contains programs from concerts and theatre productions that John Daniel Logan attended. Most of the programs are from Halifax groups, but others include operatic and orchestral performances in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, New York, a...

Requiem for solo voices and chorus

Item is a reduced piano score of the English version (translated by C.I. Kenney) of Verdi's Requiem, written in memory of Alessandro Manzoni. The flyleaf of the book was signed for J.D. Logan by the soloists of the Philharmonic Spring Musical...

Verdi, Giuseppe

Music scores

Series contains manuscripts and printed music given to or acquired by John Daniel Logan for his personal collection or in his capacity as a music writer with newspapers in Halifax and Toronto. Most of the music is for solo piano and voice.

Autograph of Marie Rôze Mapleson

File contains the autograph of the French operatic soprano Marie Rôze Mapleson (1846-1926). The autograph is accompanied by two short lines of monophonic music. John Daniel Logan purchased the autograph for $100.

Canadian music and theatre programs

Subseries contains programs from concerts that John Daniel Logan attended in Canada, excluding Nova Scotia, predominantly at venues in Toronto and Montreal. Many of the programs include annotations by Logan.

Letter from John Philip Sousa

File contains an autographed letter from John Philip Sousa, written on his letterhead from the Marine Band and Orchestra, Washington, D.C. The letter is stored in a folder and includes a copy of a photograph of Sousa from 1895 .

Sousa, John Philip

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 photogr...

Programs from Orpheus Hall

File contains the program and texts from the songs of "The Flower Queen" or "The Coronation of the Rose: A Cantata in Two Acts" by George F. Root, which was presented at Orpheus Hall on September 13 and 14, 1887. The performanc...

The absolute as ethical postulate

File contains a reprint of an article by Logan, originally published in the Philosophical Review, Vol. 8, no. 5. It includes an illegible inscription on the front cover.

Logan, John Daniel

Academic publications and manuscripts

Series contains literary manuscripts, academic offprints, and periodical publications written by John Daniel Logan as part of his work on poetry, philosophy, literary criticism, and literary history.

Logan, John Daniel

Research materials

Series contains clippings on music, Canadian literature, J.J. Stewart, and Allen M. Reid, as well as a scrapbook compiled by Reid on church organ music and organs. Series also contains research notes and materials for essays and lectures.

The Damnation of Faust by Hector Berlioz : research notes

File contains handwritten notes on the story of Hector Berlioz's "La damnation de Faust, Op. 24" (1846), written for four soloists, children's chorus, seven-part choir, and orchestra. The notes are possibly for a pre-concert le...

Logan, John Daniel

Text of songs

File contains two copies of a booklet containing the texts (in English) of various songs, likely from a concert. The songs include arias, lieder, and popular songs by Giuseppe Verdi, Jules Massenet, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Michael Arne, W...

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.

Letter from William Schwenck Gilbert

File contains an autographed letter from the English dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert, addressed to the actress Mrs. Bernard Beere (Fanny Mary Whitehead). In 1897, she appeared as Lisa in Gilbert's play "Gretchen".

Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck)

Principle and convention in art

File contains a copy of an article by Logan, originally published in "The Volante," Vol. 13, no. 2, a semi-monthly magazine published by the Students' Association at The State University in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Logan, John Daniel

Programs from the School for the Blind

File contains programs for the following recitals presented at the Halifax School for the Blind: Michel Sciapiro (violin), presented by the Halifax Ladies' Musical Club; Mildred Dilling (harp), with Rose E. Seguin (soprano) and orchestra (con...

Programs from St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church

File contains two programs for organ recitals given at St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church, one by Charles M. Courboin of Antwerp, Belgium and the other by Joseph Bonnet of Paris, France. The file also includes a newspaper clipping of a review ...

A sonnet to the imperfect

File contains a copy of "The Monthly South Dakotan," Vol. 3, no.4, which contains Logan's poem "A Sonnet to the Imperfect."

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.

All things die not

File contains a copy of "The Monthly South Dakotan," Vol. 8, no. 9, which includes a publication of Logan's poem "All Things Die Not."

Logan, John Daniel

American prose style

File contains a copy of "The Atlantic Monthly" which includes a copy of Logan's article, "American Prose Style."

Logan, John Daniel

The postulates of a psychology of prose style

File contains a copy of "Education: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Science, Art, Philosophy, and Literature of Education," Vol, 22, no. 4. The magazine includes Logan's article, "The Postulates of a Psychology of Prose Style...

Logan, John Daniel

Newspaper clippings concerning Canadian literature

File contains copies of newspaper clippings that John Daniel Logan collected, including those that mention him or his work, and an advertisement for his book "Highways of Canadian Literature" that he wrote with Donald G. French.

Preludes : sonnets and other verses

File contains Logan's manuscript for "Preludes: Sonnets and Other Verses," dedicated to Elizabeth Gordon Logan. The manuscript includes "An Epistle in Criticism" and and essay, "The Rhythmical Dummy" in addition ...

Logan, John Daniel

The religious function of comedy

File contains an article by Logan, published by William Briggs (Toronto, 1907) based on a lecture that Logan delivered to the Philosophical Society of the University of Toronto.

Logan, John Daniel

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 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 ...

Newspaper clippings concerning music

File contains copies of newspaper clippings that John Daniel Logan collected, mostly of concert reviews, including concerts that he attended. Many of the clippings do not include the date or name of the newspaper that he retrieved the review from.

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