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.
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.