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Sir Sandford Fleming fonds

  • MS-2-658
  • Fonds
  • [18--?]
Fonds consists of reports and correspondence regarding Sir Sandford Fleming's activities relating to railways in Canada. Other records include reports on the Toronto Harbour and the Garrison Reserve.

Fleming, Sir Sandford

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 These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works.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

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 and Halifax, Logan communicated with many prominent Canadian musicians in the early twentieth century. Many of the scores, photographs, and autographs included in this collection are a result of his contributions to music criticism. The music and theatre programs are frequently annotated with comments for reviews, and most of his correspondence with musicians and actors relates to his work as a music and theatre critic. Some of the scores were given to Logan as gifts from performers while others were sent to him for review or publication in newspapers. There are several manuscripts of songs by Edith Jessie Archibald, a prominent social activist and suffragist in Halifax. Letters sent to Logan also concern his poetic contributions, and there is a manuscript draft of one of his books, Preludes: Sonnets and other Verses (1906).

Logan, John Daniel

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Judge Peter O'Hearn fonds

  • MS-2-694
  • Fonds
  • [after 1917] - [before 1986] ; predominantly 1960 - 1979
Fonds consists of Peter O'Hearn's records regarding his professional activities and studies in criminal and family law. Record types include meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, booklet, typescripts, and other textual records.

O'Hearn, Peter

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)

Norman Barrie Coward fonds

  • MS-13-85
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1995
Fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, photographs, a plaque, and newspaper clippings.

Coward, Norman Barrie

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

Donald Murray fonds

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

Murray, Donald

Henry Orenstein's records

Series consists of Henry Orenstein's materials regarding his professional activities, including photographs, negatives, sketches, programs, flyers, posters, postcards, slides, correspondence and other materials. Fonds contains several of Henry Orenstein's art pieces and sketches, including related to the "Sudbury Industrial Landscape" project. In the 1950s, Henry Orenstein was commissioned by the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers of Sudbury to paint a mural for the local union hall, which was the centre of a broad-ranging cultural role of Mine Mill Local 598 in the Sudbury area. At that time, Mine Mill was in the midst of a series of raids by the United Steelworkers.

Orenstein, Henry

Joan and Henry Orenstein fonds

  • MS-2-774
  • Fonds
  • [194-?] - [before 2011]
Fonds consists of Joan and Henry Orenstein's materials regarding their professional activities, including photographs, negatives, sketches, programs, flyers, posters, postcards, slides, correspondence and other materials. Fonds includes several photographs of Joan Orenstein acting, Henry Orenstein's art pieces and sketches, and Joan and Henry Orenstein's family photographic negatives.

Orenstein, Henry

Susan Kerslake fonds

  • MS-2-662
  • Fonds
  • [after 1943] - 1994
Fonds contains records relating to Susan Kerslake's writing and personal life, including manuscripts of published and unpublished work; correspondence, early writing and schoolwork, photographs, awards, articles and books reviews, and materials from events she attended.

Kerslake, Susan

Susan Kerslake's correspondence

Series contains correspondence to and from Susan Kerslake and includes typed and handwritten letters, form rejection letters and requests for use of work.

The Leonard Foundation fonds

  • MS-2-675
  • Fonds
  • 1945 - 1991
Fonds comprises The Leonard Foundation records regarding scholarships granted to Dalhousie University students between the 1940s and 1990s. Records include correspondence between the University Registrar's Office and The Leonard Foundation, application forms, committee reports and meeting minutes.

The Leonard Foundation

Joan Orenstein's records

Series consists of Joan Orenstein's materials regarding her professional activities, including photographs, programs, flyers, postcards, correspondence and other materials. Fonds includes several photographs of Joan Orenstein acting in "Stone Angel," "La Sagouine," "William Schwenck and Arthur Who" or "Shades of G&S," "Wood Demon" and other productions.

Orenstein, Joan

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.

Reginald Eyre Watters fonds

  • MS-2-369, SF Box 41, Folder 13 ; SF Box 39, Folder 4
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1977
Fonds comprises 73 leaves of correspondence and a typescript essay by Wayne Kime called "The American Antecedents of James De Mille's A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder."

Watters, Reginald Eyre, 1912-1979

Published reviews and articles featuring Susan Kerslake's writing

Series contains reviews and articles relating to Kerslake’s work and writing. Materials include newspaper clippings, photocopies of reviews from journals or papers, and papers written as class assignments (including an original interview). Material also includes one review and edits written by Kerslake.

Correspondence relating to illustrations in The Sale

File contains correspondence from Wendy Brown of McClelland and Stewart Limited and copies of letters from Budge Wilson to "Marilyn" and "Marge" regarding illustrations for her book, "The Sale". The file also includes copies of Wilson's illustrations for her own book.

The Christmas of the big blow : drafts

File contains four annotated drafts of Budge Wilson's short story "The Christmas of the Big Blow," which eventually became "The Christmas that Almost Wasn't." The file also contains a rejection letter from Weekend Magazine.
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