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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 102

Albertine Caron-Legris fonds.  - 1910-1971.  - 1 m of textual records.  - 77 photographs.  - 7 negatives.  - 2 audio discs.  - 3 audio tape cassettes.  - 1 audio tape reel. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Louiseville, near Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Albertine Caron-Legris studied in Montréal, where she permanently settled to work as a pianist, composer and music teacher.  She made her mark as a composer of melodies, pieces for piano, and harmonizations of folk songs.  La Berceuse de Donalda, composed for the program Un Homme et son péché on the French network of the CBC, is without a doubt her best-known work. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the musical career of Albertine Caron-Legris:  genealogical records; holograph will; personal diary; diploma from the Université de Montréal signed by Eugène Lapierre; correspondence; diaries; press articles; research notes; autograph manuscripts of pieces for piano, religious songs and melodies; draft works; contracts; scrapbook of press clippings; collection of annotated books; photographs of Albertine Caron-Legris and members of her family; recordings of musical arrangements and songs (1948). 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Isabelle Legris, daughter of Albertine Caron-Legris, in several accessions between 1978 and 1983. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  summary list. 

Proactive Disclosure