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LANDE, LAWRENCE M.  (Lawrence Montague), 1906-1998
MUS 119

Lawrence Lande fonds.  - 1797-1972.  - 60 cm of textual records.  - 25 photographs. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Ottawa, Lande studied to be a notary public in Montréal.  The author of a number of bibliographic, historical and literary works, he is one of the greatest private collectors of Canadian books and manuscripts.  Lande also writes poetry and composes. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records pertaining to L. Lande's activities as a composer and collector:  manuscript compositions; applications, certificates and correspondence pertaining to copyright; collection of Canadian or Canada-related musical documents (late 18th-19th century):  autograph manuscript of the canon Freu Dich Des Lebens by Ludwig van Beethoven, dedicated to T.F. Molt, Musique Sacrée, Vol.  I et III by T.F. Molt, correspondence and legal documents concerning Canadian musicians such as Molt, Glackemeyer, Sewell and Voyer; photographs, chiefly of ballet scenes. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Lawrence Lande in 1979, 1980 and 1984. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  none.

Associated material:  Lawrence Montague Lande Collection (MG 53) at the National Archives of Canada; Lawrence Lande Collection of Canadiana at the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University Libraries. 

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