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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MORTON, EDITH PAUL, 1861-1939
MUS 89


Edith Paul Morton fonds.  - 1880-1939.  - 10 cm of textual records.  - 6 photographs. 

Biographical sketch
Composer Edith Fanny Paul, daughter of the musician Fanny Wookey and Cornelius Danforth Paul, married George Morton and settled in St. Thomas, Ontario. On a trip to New York, she met Polish pianist and composer Ignace Jan Paderewski. Her works include Under the Shadow of the Almighty, Lotosblumen Waltz, Ma Dulcinea and The Will of Love.

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to Edith Paul Morton's musical activities: autographed manuscripts of compositions; correspondence concerning her publications; song lyrics; a book made up of a music list; press clippings; and photographs of Edith Paul Morton, her mother Fanny Wookey and a summer cottage.

Immediate source of acquisition: acquired from Joan H. Aldridge,  granddaughter of Edith Paul Morton, in 1975.

Restrictions: none.

Finding aids: inventory.



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