Early interest in collecting folk songs.

Letter from J.C. Webster to Lord Beaverbrook (1924)

HISTORIC SITES AND MONUMENTS BOARD OF CANADA Shediac, N.B., Sept. 15, 1924. Dear Lord Beaverbrook, I enclose some chanties sent me by Dr. Ganong. I hope to obtain a few more soon. While in St Andrews recently I met a lumberman who sings a number of songs and I asked Prof. Harvey, of the University of N.B., to try to arrange to make copies of them. Had there been a phonograph in the district I would have secured the music as well. As soon as these are available I shall send them to you. Harvey is an erratic fellow and might not succeed in getting the material before returning to Fredericton. However, I shall not lose track of the lumberman. My sister failed to find the Red River song, but I believe it is in one of the volumes which I quoted to you. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, (Signed) J.C. Webster

J.C. Webster
Beaverbrook Canadian Correspondence (MG H 156), Archives & Special Collections, Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick
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