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LETTERS

 

All Letters, Transcriptions Only (1906-1919) (1.4MB)
Blue font indicates text imprinted on the stationary used for the letters, or on the postcards.
Red font is used for minor editing, e.g., misspellings, punctuation, etc.
Purple font indicates military censorship during WWI
Brackets are used for editorial comments or text interpolation.

 

Letters by Year, Originals and Transcriptions
Click on the year to see all letters written that year.

1906

96MB

1907

176MB

1908

88MB

1909

61MB

1910

57MB

1911

42MB

1912

9MB

1914

2MB

1918

58MB

1919

15MB

 

Regarding the Guide Below
Unless otherwise indicated, all letters are from Edward Joseph Collins to his family at their home in Joliet, Illinos.

 

EJC = Edward Joseph Collins
KHC = Katherine Collins Hoffmann, a sister of EJC who was a collaborative pianist
AC = Anne Collins, a sister of EJC
RG = Rudolph / Rudolf Ganz, the composerís mentor
CMS = Chicago Musical College
CB = Clemencia Block, a piano student of Collins in Chicago

 

If date of letter is underlined, JPGs are presently unavailable.

1906

1906-03-??

1906-04-17

1906-04-19

1906-04-2?

1906-04-25

1906-05-01

1906-05-05

1906-05-17

1906-05-21

1906-05-25

1906-05-30

1906-06-01

1906-06-03

1906-06-14 [incomplete]

1906-06-19

1906-07-04

1906-07-08

1906-07-16

1906-07-20

1906-07-28

1906-08-03

1906-08-21 [incomplete]

1906-09-18

1906-10-15

1906-10-29

1906-11-06

1906-11-11 [incomplete]

1906-11-16 [incomplete]

1906-11-26

1906-11-29

1906-12-04

1906-12-14

1906-12-31

 

1907

1907-01-09

1907-01-15

1907-01-25

1907-01-26

1907-01-27

1907-01-29 [from RG to AC]

1907-02-03

1907-02-09

1907-02-10 [from RG to AC]

1907-02-15

1907-02-19

1907-02-21

1907-02-28

1907-04-01

1907-04-08

1907-04-13

1907-04-20

1907-04-23

1907-04-30

1907-05-18 [incomplete]

1907-05-24 [incomplete]

1907-06-14

1907 Spring [postcard; RG to EJC]

1907-06-24

1907-07-03 [from RG to EJC]

1907-07-09

1907-07-13

1907-08-03

1907-08-07

1907-08-09

1907-08-13

1907-08-29

1907-09-06

1907-09-12

1907-09-14 [postcard]

1907-09-18

1907-09-24

1907-09-28

1907-10-03

1907-10-08

1907-10-15

1907-10-25

1907-11-02

1907-11-09

1907-11-15

1907-11-24

1907-12-14

1908

1908-02-02

1908-02-23

1908-03-06

1908-03-15

1908-03-21

1908-03-23

1908-04-05

1908-04-20

1908-04-27

1908-05-05

1908-05-05 [to KCH from EJC]

1908-05-11

1908-05-16

1908-05-25

1908-06-03

1908-06-15

1908-06-24

1906-06-30

1908-07-08

1908-08-30

1908-09-04

1908-10-14

1908-10-25

1908-10-28

1908-11-03

1908-11-12 [from KCH to family]

1908-12-07

1908-12-11

1908 [undated]

1908 [undated]

 

1909

1909-01-02

1909-01-17

1909-01-27

1909-02-16 [from KCH to family]

1909-02-18

1909-03-01

1909-03-19

1909-04-01

1909-04-09

1909-04-25

1909-05-10

1909-05-20

1909-06-15

1909-07-07

1909-09-17

1909-09-27

1909-10-11

1909-10-26

1909-11-16

1909-11-25

1909-12-01

1909-12-16

1909-12-?? [incomplete]

 

1910

1910-01-08

1910-01-18

1910-01-31 [incomplete]

1910-02-08 [incomplete]

1910-02-23 [incomplete]

1910-03-16

1910-04-05

1909-04-21

1909-04-27

1909-05-10 [incomplete]

1910-06-01

1910-06-07

1910-06-19

1910-06-28

1910-07-04 [incomplete]

1910-07-13

1910-07-17 1910-07-29

1910-08-10 [incomplete]

1910-08-19

1910-09-02

1910-09-27

1910-10-19

1910-11-11

1910-11-14

1910-11-21

1910-12-08

1910-12-22

1911

1911-01-04 [to KCH from EJC]

1911-01-06

1911-01-22

1911-02-07

1911-02-08 [incomplete]

1911-02-11

1911-02-19

1911-03-17

1911-06-03

1911-07-15

1911-07-25 [incomplete]

1911-07-29

1911-08-10

1911-08-30

1911-09-19

1911-10-01

1911-10-08

1911-10-26

1911-10-06

1911-10-26

1911-12-05

1911-12-28 [missing JPGs]

 

1912

1912-03-12

1912-04-08

1912-05-05

1912-05-27

1912-06-03 [to KCH]

 

1914

1914-07-20 [postcard, untranslated]

 

1918

1918-??

1918-05-11 [from CMS)

1918-06-07 (from CB)

1918-??

1918-07-04

1918-07 or 08

1918-08-29 [censored]

1918-09?

1918-10-03 [censored]

1918-10-??[incomplete; censored]

1918-10-08 [censored]

1918-10-27

1918-11-15

1918-11-20

1918-12-04

1918-12-09

1918-12-14 [incomplete]

1918-12-17 [incomplete]

1918-12-21

1918-12-28

1918-12-31

 

1919

1919-01-03

1919-01-06

1919-01-??

1919-01-16 [incomplete]

1919-02-08

1919-02-15

1919-02-23

1919-03-25

 

MISCELLANY

Feature Articles

Missing: A Wisconsin Composerís Award-Winning Opera by Jon Becker
(NE WI Music Review, 4 OCT 2004)

Edward Collins, Our Greatest Irish-American Composer by Cliff Carlson
(Irish-American News, JUL 2012)

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