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Manuscripts of poetry written by Molly Beresford

This file consists of poems titled: Amaranth, The Mystery of love, Wot ye what love is, I will not leave you comfortless, Ballad of Young Jesus and his father, A wandering islemen's song, A good-night, Rainbow haven and a Flint arrow.

Commonplace book of Amelia Davis

  • MS-2-470, SF Box 43, Folder 11
  • Item
  • 1838-1839
Item is a commonplace book kept between 1838-1839 by Amelia Davis. The notebook contains poetry excerpts, prayers, notes on history, and pictures of famous poets.

Darby, Amelia Davis, 1823-1904

Poetry copybook of Colin Campbell

  • MS-2-157, SF Box 27, Folder 5
  • Item
  • 1840-1842
Item is a poetry copybook in which Colin Campbell and other family members and friends entered verses. Many are dated (1840-1842) and signed with place names, including those of Weymouth, Liverpool, and Horton.

Campbell, Colin, 1822-1881

Hid treasure, or the labours of a deacon, and other poems : [manuscript]

  • MS-2-158, SF Box 19, Folder 7
  • Item
  • [before 1892]
Item is a manuscript of Hid Treasure, or The Labours of a Deacon and Other Poems dated April 29, 1919, which is possibly when the pages were taped into the bound scrapbook with the title embossed on the spine. A contents page lists both published and unpublished poems, including "Betula Nigra," "The Prince's Lodge," and the title poem, "Hid Treasure." The manuscript date is unknown, but the poems themselves range in date from ca.1839-1886. Robert R.J. Emmerson's name appears as co-author on the title page, but it has been scratched out along with the second of two epigraphs.

Fenerty, Charles, 1821-1892

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."

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 to 16 sonnets and 12 other poems. The sonnets are: "L'America et l'Avenir," "Sonata Tragica," "As a Wounded Bird," "Resignation," "In Honor of Homer," "To a Student," "Midnight in Dakota," "Apostate and Crowned," "Amor Mysticus," "Earth's True Lords," "To a Low Comedian," "Guide me as a Star," "Tenior Mundi," "Dei Philosophorum," "The Solitary," and "In Memoriam." The other poems include: "To Pallas: A Prayer," "Eros Athanatos," "An Incident of Lone Pine," "Said the Angler to the King," "The Men Behind the Guns," "The Secret," "If I were God," "De Mortuis," "Per Amica Silentia Lunae," "Renouncement," "Where Green Graves Lie," and "Mezzotints of Love."

The manuscript also includes press notices and critical reviews on Logan's "Sonnets."

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 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 Marian MacDowell

File contains three letters from Marian MacDowell to John Daniel Logan. The letters concern her husband's death and work (the American composer and pianist Edward MacDowell) and Logan's poetry. The file also includes a compilation of press notices about a series of lectures that Marian MacDowell gave in 1910 on Edward MacDowell's music.

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 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 Daniel G. Mason

File contains a letter from Daniel G. Mason of Columbia University concerning a poem that John Daniel Logan submitted for publication in the "New Music Review." The file includes the copy of the poem that Logan submitted, which is on the work of the composer Lowell Mason (1792-1872), Daniel G. Mason's grandfather. The file also includes a manuscript copy of a poem, possibly by Jean Grey, dated June 15, 1913.

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.

The problem of the bridge : [typed manuscript]

File contains an undated (presumably 1913 or 1914, while a student at the University of Nebraska) typed manuscript entitled "The problem of the bridge", written by Kenneth Leslie, and submitted to his professor as part of a course in philosophy. The "bridge" of which Leslie writes is discussing the "problem of metaphysical knowledge". File discusses the Eleatics, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Kant in relation to metaphysical knowledge.

Charles Morse fonds

  • MS-2-254, SF Box 33, Folders 31-33
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1898, 1914-1915
Fonds comprises correspondence from William Marshall dated 1896-1898 and 1914-1915. There is also Marshall's illustrated original manuscript of his poem, "Ode to Keats," which he sent to Morse in 1896.

Morse, Charles

Insulters of death and other poems of the great departure : a book of solace

File contains a book of poems, published by John Daniel Logan of the 85th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F., Nova Scotia Highland Brigade. The book was published by L. Clyde Davidson & Co. of Halifax, Nova Scotia and contains the following poems: "Invocation," "Insulters of Death," "Timor Mortis," "Sursum Corda," "Renouncement," "A Requiem," "The Greater Love," "For an only Son," "Poe of Princeton," "Flame of God (Rupert Brooke)," "The Soul's Supreme Adventure," and "Gone on Ahead Awhile." The book also includes a prose preachment entitled "The Fatal Paradox and Sin of Sorrow for the Dead."

In Flanders Fields : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of "In Flanders Fields" by Edith J. Archibald, which sets the words of the poem of the same name by Colonel John McCrae. The piece is for solo voice and piano in F Major and was written at Archibald's home on Inglis Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The piece is 5 pages long with extra blank pages.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

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.

Mother's flag : [sheet music]

File contains the sheet music for a song by Paul Heinrich with words by Dr. Charles H. Baltzer (published in 1910). The front cover is autographed by Baltzer and a note on the last page indicates that it was sent from Baltzer of Middleton, Nova Scotia. The file also includes 7 poems by Baltzer (not set to music): "Charity," "Apostrophe to the Sun," "The Tree," "To Next Summer,""A Bachelor's Lament,""Frost Ere Roses," and "Greed." Some of the poems are from newspaper clippings and others indicate that they were published in the Halifax Chronicle and the Halifax Herald.

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.

If love were all : [sheet music]

Item is the sheet music for a song in E-flat Major for solo voice and piano by William Axt. The words are from a poem of the same name by Martha Lois Wells. It is stamped and signed with the name "Marry Thomas."

Mater coronata : an ode with lyrical interlude

File contains two copies of "Mater Coronata," a poem written by John Daniel Logan "commemorating the founder, preceptors, scholars, and heroes of the University of Dalhousie College." It was recited at the reunion of the alumni on August 21, 1924 and published by the Alumni Association. One of the copies is inscribed to "Captain John S. Roper, B.A., M.A., LL.B., M.C." with a poem from Logan.

Lover's meeting : [lyrics]

Item is the lyrics for a song by Edith J. Archibald entitled "Lover's Meeting," which was written at her house on Inglis Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The music is not included. The lyrics are typed with edits added in pen.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Programs from Hart House Theatre

File contains programs from recitals presented at the Hart House Theatre, including the Hart House String Quartet (Geza de Kresz, Harry Adaskin, Milton Blackstone, and Boris Hambourg); Bertram Forsyth (prose and poetry, assisted by Colin McPhee); Geza de Kresz (violin, with Norah Drewett on piano); and a Beethoven centenary commemoration presented by the Hart House String Quartet, Kilbourn String Quartet (Gustave Tinlot, Gerald Kunz, Samuel Belov, and Paul Kefer), and London String Quartet (James Levy, Thomas Petrie, H. Waldo Warner, and Warwick Evans).

In the Offing by Andrew Merkel, and others

This file contains a book of poetry, a tribute to Bliss Carman printed by The Abanaki Press, Halifax, N.S. It includes poems by Richard Hovey, Charles Bruce, Ethel H. Butler, Kenneth Leslie and Andrew Merkel.
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