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Fuller Sisters fonds
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Business and concert documents

Series consists of documentation related to concerts and business matters, including documents such as contracts and receipts for business expenses such as printing and photography; concert documents such as reviews, playbills and programs; and requests for songs sent to the sisters. Documents are arranged into files according to
the form of document and topic.


Series consists of letters sent and received by the Fuller siblings, mainly pertaining to singing engagements but also pertaining to personal matters. Letters sent from the sisters to Walter often include descriptions of cities and venues visited; letters received by the sisters or by Walter from external parties often offer praise or compliments for concerts given. One file contains correspondence between Walter and Mary Breck, a friend and manager of the sisters. One file of personal correspondence of Walter (1-8) also contains several personal documents relating to emigration to the United States and registration during war time. Documents are arranged into folders primarily according to the sender and/or receiver.

Fuller Sisters fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1685
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1912-1919].

Fonds consists of textual and graphic material related to the activities of the Fuller siblings as traveling musicians, particularly during their American tour from 1913 to 1917, including correspondence, financial documents such as contracts and receipts, and photographs and drawings from their tours. Fonds also includes printed material such as programs and sheet music which the Fuller family had printed and sold.
Fonds is arranged into series according to the type of documentation: Correspondence, Business and concert documents, Sheet music and lyrics and Photographs and drawings.

Fuller Sisters

Photographs and drawings

Series consists of photographs of the Fuller siblings, and drawings and paintings by the Fuller siblings. Most drawings and paintings are unsigned, but may have been by Dorothy, who illustrated their printed broadsides. Depictions in drawings include medieval costumes, people, soldiers, and scenes from their travels; also included are a drawing and embroidery piece probably sent to the sisters by a young relative or

Sheet music and lyrics

Series consists of music and lyrics hand-copied by the Fuller sisters, including lyrics to folk songs interspersed with notes and observations about folk music history and observations from their tours; manuscript sheet music for folk songs, including “When Adam was first created,” “The twelve days of Christmas,” “Katy cruel, “Johnny, the miller,” “Blow, ye winds, blow,” and others; and sheet music broadsides printed and sold by the Fullers with illustrations by Dorothy, printed at the De Vinne Press and issued by the H.W. Gray Company in New York, including “Mowing the barley,” “My man John,” “The wraggle-taggle Gypsies, o!”, “Brixham town,” and “The keeper.” Two copies of “Brixham town” are hand-coloured. Documents are arranged into files according to type of document.