Finding Aid of the Raymonde Collignon Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Raymonde Collignon Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1906-1970
Collection number: 2091
Creator: Collignon, Raymonde
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Madame Gaspard-Michel, known professionally as Raymonde Collignon (b.1894) made professional debut in 1916 as a singer and dancer at Aeolian Hall with Edwin Evans, shortly thereafter appearing at the London Coliseum, and later at the leading London theaters and concert halls. She performed in Ezra Pound's opera, The testament of Francois Villon and provided Pound his singing model for the closing lyrics of the two sections of Hugh Selwyn Mauberly. She later appeared in plays and reviews, and sang for the BBC. The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, concert programs, clippings, photographs, books, and ephemera relating primarily to Raymonde Collignon's professional career as a singer and a performer on the English stage.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
Portions of this collection may not be copied except with the permission of the estate of Ezra Pound.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Raymonde Collignon Papers (Collection 2091). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964487 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Alain Gaspard-Michel, purchase, 1977.

Biography

Madame Gaspard-Michel, known professionally as Raymonde Collignon, was born in 1894 in Blois, France, and educated in England; made professional debut in 1916 as a singer and dancer at Aeolian Hall with Edwin Evans, shortly thereafter appearing at the London Coliseum, and later at the leading London theaters and concert halls; performed in Ezra Pound's opera, The testament of Francois Villon; Collignon also provided Pound his singing model for the closing lyrics of the two sections of Hugh Selwyn Mauberly; later appeared in plays and reviews, and sang for the BBC.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, concert programs, clippings, photographs, books, and ephemera relating primarily to Raymonde Collignon's professional career as a singer and a performer on the English stage. Includes 25 letters from Ezra Pound, plus a hand-drawn Christmas card.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series
  • Correspondence (Box 1).
  • Music manuscipts, theatre and concert programs, posters, clippings, and photographs (Boxes 2-5).
  • Music and poetry books (Boxes 2-5).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Collignon, Raymonde--Archives.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972--Correspondence.
Women singers--England--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Autobiographical documents.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 2

1918 December 11.

Correspondent: Anonymous
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 3

1938-1939.

Correspondent: BBC
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 1, Folder 4

1918 May 28.

Correspondent: Comite des Visites aux Blesses Belges
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 5

1970.

Correspondent: Deutsch, Gladys
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1, Folder 6

1970.

Correspondent: Ford, Helen
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 7

ca. 1919.

Correspondent: Forsther, Alice, lady
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 8

1937 October 1.

Correspondent: Holmes, Selwyn
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 9

1921 March 15.

Correspondent: International Concert Bureau
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 10

n.d.

Correspondent: Lally, Glwen
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 11

1918-1963.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde, et al.
Physical Description: 28 items.
Box 1, Folder 11

1918 January 10. London, to “Dear John.”

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: John [?]
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 1p.
Box 1, Folder 11

1926 July 8 [postmark date]. Chaville, Hotel Foyot, to “Dear Raymonde,” Chaville.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1p. with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

1931 May 24-25 [postmark dates]. Rapallo, to “Dear R,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 3pp. with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

1931 October 29. Rapallo, to “Dear Raymond,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 1p. with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

[1931?] November 25. Rapallo, to “Dearest Raymonde,” n.p.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 1p.
Box 1, Folder 11

1932 July 21. Rapallo, to “Dearest Raymonde,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 1p. with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

1933 March 19. Rapallo, to Raymonde Collignon, London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Postcard.
Box 1, Folder 11

[1933?] February 27. Rapallo, to “Dear Raymonde,” n.p.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1p.
Box 1, Folder 11

1936 December 20. Rapallo, to Raymonde Collignon, n.p.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 1p.
Box 1, Folder 11

1946 May 15. Washington, D.C., to “Dear Raymonde,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1p. with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

1946 July 23. Washington, D.C., to “Dear Raymonde,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2pp. with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

1947 December 23. Washington, D.C., to “Dear Raymonde,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2pp.
Box 1, Folder 11

1949 May 24. Washington, D.C., to “Dear Raymonde,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 1p.
Box 1, Folder 11

1950 January 13 [postmark date]. Washington, D.C., to “Dear R,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2pp.
Box 1, Folder 11

1950 April 29. Washington, D.C., to “Dear R,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Autograph letter, signed. 2pp.
Box 1, Folder 11

1950 August 2. Washington, D.C., to “R,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter. 1p. with envelope
Box 1, Folder 11

1952 October 29 [postmark date]. Washington, D.C., to “Raymonde,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter. 1p. with envelope
Box 1, Folder 11

1952 December 27. From Barbara Cohen, Caedmon Publishers, New York, to “Dear E.P.,” n.p.

Correspondent: Cohen, Barbara
Addressee: Pound, Ezra
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 1p. with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

Christmas greeting, 1953 to “Raymonde.”

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Holograph. 1p.
Box 1, Folder 11

1956 December 11. Washington, D.C., to “Dear Raymonde,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 1p. with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

1956 January 24. Washington, D.C., to “Dear Raymonde,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 2pp.
Box 1, Folder 11

1957 December 12 [postmark date]. Washington, D.C., to Raymonde Collignon, London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 1p. with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

1958 November 29. Tirolo, to “Dear Raymonde,” London.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 1p. with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

1959 June 8. Rapallo, to “Dear Raymonde,” Westport, Connecticut.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Typewritten letter, signed. 1p. with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

Christmas card, 1963. Venezia, to Raymonde Collignon.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: Holograph inscription and signature, with envelope.
Box 1, Folder 11

From Ezra Pound addressed to Raymonde Collignon, and one small picture of a boat on the Nile River, presumably sent by Pound to Collignon.

Correspondent: Pound, Ezra
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 2 envelopes.
Box 1, Folder 12

1918 December 20.

Correspondent: Shute, M.
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 13

1918 December 17.

Correspondent: Miles [?]
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 14

1952 April 30.

Correspondent: Bertram
Addressee: Collignon, Raymonde
Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 15

Manuscript and typescript song lyrics and notes.

Physical Description: 46 items.
Box 1, Folder 16

Music manuscripts.

Physical Description: 20 items.
Box 1, Folder 17

Music manuscripts and typscripts written or typed by Ezra Pound.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 1, Folder 18

Manuscript music book.

Physical Description: In RC's hand.

Scope and Content Note

With music re Ezra Pound's Cavalcanti.
Box 1, Folder 19

Sheet music.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 1, Folder 20

Manuscript concert programs.

Physical Description: 21 items.
Box 1, Folder 21

Concert announcements, programs, etc.

Physical Description: 35 items.
Box 1, Folder 22

Theatre and concert programs and announcements which were laid in scrapbook.

Physical Description: 32 items.
Box 1, Folder 23

Posters.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 1, Folder 24

Promotional broadside.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 25

Clippings.

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 1, Folder 26

Clippings which were laid in scrapbook.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 1, Folder 27

Clippings relating to Ezra Pound.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 1, Folder 28

Address lists.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 29

Drawings by Anatole Collignon.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 30

Printed picture by Paul Nash, signed and inscribed.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 31

Promotional material from Sasha Votichenko.

Physical Description: 5 items, 1 item of which is inscribed on front cover.
Box 1, Folder 32

1 photographic negative in a box, 1 reel of audio tape, 2 locks of hair (1 Raymonde Collignon's, 1 Collignon's sister's) in a box.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 2, Folder 1

1 mimeographed song lyric, 1 manuscript concert program, 1 envelope, 1 sheet of embossed paper.

Physical Description: These items were laid in scrapbook. 4 items.
Box 2, Folder 2

Woman at Home magazine.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

(Contains “Folk Songs and Raymonde Collignon“ by Henry Gowan, pp.301-3044)
Box 2, Folder 3

Personal photos.

Physical Description: 47 items.

Scope and Content Note

(Snapshots of family, friends, etc.)
Box 2, Folder 4

Profesional portraits of Raymonde Collignon, many in costume.

Physical Description: 18 items.
Box 2, Folder 5

Photos which were laid in scrapbook. Mostly professional portraits.

Physical Description: 24 items.
Boxes 2-3

Music Books

Physical Description: 14 items.
Box 2, Folder 6

Macpherson, Stewart. Rudiments of Music. London: Joseph Williams, Limited, 1910.

Box 2, Folder 6

Marchesi, Salvatore C. 20 Elemental and Progressive Vocalises for Medium Voice (Italian and French). London: Augener, Limited, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6

Sharp, Cecil J. “Folk-Songs from Somerset.” Novello's School Songs, Book 202. London: Novello and Company, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6

Sharp, Cecil J., and Williams, R. Vaughan. A Selection of Collected Folk-Songs. London: Novello and Company, n.d.

Physical Description: (2 copies).
Box 2, Folder 7

Trente Melodies Populaires de Basse-Bretagne. Paris: Henri Lemoine, 1931.

Creator/Collector: Bourgalult-Ducoudray, L.A., and Copee, Fr.
Box 2, Folder 7

Seventeenth Century Songs. London: Novello and Company, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Bridge, Sir Frederick, ed.
Box 2, Folder 7

National Nursery-Rhymes and Nursery Songs. London: Novello and Company, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Elliott, J.W.
Box 3, Folder 1

Rondes Enfantines. Paris: Office Muscial, n.d.

Creator/Collector: De Ruy, Rachel
Box 3, Folder 1

La Victoire en Chantant ... Paris: Ch. Huguenin, 1918.

Creator/Collector: Funck-Brentano, Fr.
Box 3, Folder 1

25 Chansons Populaires. Paris: Ch. Huguenin, 1918.

Creator/Collector: Gaud, Auguste
Box 3, Folder 1

Du Temps des Bergeres. London: Augener, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Weckerlin, J.B.
Box 3, Folder 2

Chansoms Popularies Du Vivarais. Paris: A. Durand & Fils, n.d.

Creator/Collector: D'lndy, Vincent
Box 3, Folder 2

Chansons du Vieux Temps. Paris: Hachette & Cie., n.d.

Creator/Collector: Tiersot, J.
Boxes 3-5

Books

Physical Description: 24 items.
Box 3, Folder 3

Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. London: Ovid Press, 1920.

Creator/Collector: Pound, Ezra
Physical Description: Unbound Sheets.
Box 3, Folder 4

Hymns. London: Ovid Press, 1920.

Creator/Collector: Rodker, John
Physical Description: Unbound sheets. Inscribed on the verso of the Contents page.
Box 3, Folder 5

Twenty-Five Chinese Poems. London: Henderson's, 1916.

Creator/Collector: Bax, Clifford
Physical Description: Inscribed on half-title.
Box 3, Folder 5

Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Paris: Emile-Paul Brothers, 1920.

Creator/Collector: Coleridge, S.T.
Physical Description: Inscribed on half-title.
Box 3, Folder 6

Dione, Poems. Paris: Emile-Paul Freres, 1921.

Creator/Collector: Gaspard-Michel
Physical Description: Inscribed on half-title.
Box 3, Folder 6

Desseins des Sources. Paris: Emile-Paul Freres, 1919.

Creator/Collector: Gaspard-Michel
Physical Description: Inscribed on front flyleaf.
Box 3, Folder 7

London: The Fleuron Limited (British Artists of To-day, Number V), 1927.

Creator/Collector: Paul Nash
Physical Description: Inscribed on front free endpaper.
Box 3, Folder 7

Poems. London: The Author, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Rodker, John
Physical Description: Inscribed on title page.
Box 3, Folder 8

Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. London: Ovid Press, 1920.

Creator/Collector: Pound, Ezra
Box 3, Folder 8

Quia Pauper Amavi. London: The Egoist, Limited, 1919.

Creator/Collector: Pound, Ezra
Physical Description: Inscribed on front free endpaper.
Box 3, Folder 9

Lustra. [London: Elkin Mathews, 1916]

Creator/Collector: Pound, Ezra
Box 3, Folder 9

Selected Poems. London: Faber and Faber, 1928.

Creator/Collector: Pound, Ezra
Physical Description: (reprinted 1967)
Box 4, Folder 14

Cinq Melodies Populates Grecques: II. La-Bas Vers L'eglise. Paris: A. Durand & Fils, 1906.

Creator/Collector: Ravel, Maurice
Box 4, Folder 15

Cinq Melodies Populates Grecques: III. Quel Galanti. Paris: A. Durand & Fils, 1906.

Creator/Collector: Ravel, Maurice
Box 4, Folder 16

Melodies Populaires Des Provinces De France: En Passant Par La Lorraine. Paris: Au Menestral, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 17

C'est Mon Ami. Paris: M. Labbe, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Antoinette, Marie, and Florian
Box 4, Folder 18

Four Poems by LI-PO. London: Oxford University Press, 1927.

Creator/Collector: Obata, Shigeyoshi, and Lambert, Constant
Box 4, Folder 19

Three Poems by LI-PO. London: J & W Chester Limited, 1928.

Creator/Collector: Obata, Shigeyoshi, and Lambert, Constant
Box 4, Folder 20

Cinquante Chantes Populaires Receuillis Dans LA Haute-Normandie. Paris: E. Moulle, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Moulle, Edouard, and Donnay, Maurice
Box 4, Folder 21

Hesternae Rosae. London: Augener Limited, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Rummel, Walter Morse
Physical Description: Note: Pencil alterations to some of the lyrics by Ezra Pound, in Pound's hand.
Box 5, Folder 1

Pan Pipes. London: Novello, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Crane, Walter, and Marzials, Theodore
Box 5, Folder 2

Chansons De France Pour Le Petits Francais. Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Weckerlin, J.B.
Box 5, Folder 3

Collection Yvette Guilbert vol.4 Refrains Des Jednes. London: Augener Limited, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Ferrari, Gustave
Box 5, Folder 4

The Interpretation of the Music of the XVIIth and XVIIIth Centuries Revealed by Contemporary Evidence. Appendix. London: Novello, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Dolmetsch, Arnold
Physical Description: Inscribed on the verso of the title page.
Box 4

Repertoire Collignon. London: J & W Chester, Limited, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 1

Repertoire Collignon: Vielle Chansons Francaises. London: J & W Chester, Limited, n.d.

Creator/Collector: Weitz, Guy
Box 4, Folder 2

no.1: “Variations sur Cadet Roussel.”

Box 4, Folder 3

no.2: “Behave Yoursel' Before Folk.”

Box 4, Folder 4

no.3: “Trois Enfantines.”

Box 4, Folder 5

no.4: “Sainte Catharine.”

Box 4, Folder 6

no.5: “C'est le Grand duc de Maine.”

Box 4, Folder 7

no.6: “I'm Owre Young to Marry Yet.”

Box 4, Folder 8

no.7: “Le petit Couturier.”

Box 4, Folder 9

no.8: “Angel Au Couvent.”

Box 4, Folder 10

no.9: “Jack & Jone.” London: J # W Chester Limited, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 11

no.10: “The Maid and the Miller.”

Box 4, Folder 12

no.11 : “O Dear! What can the Matter be?” London: J & W Chester Limited, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 13

no.12: “I have a House and Land in Kent.”

Box 5, Folders 5-11

Music manuscripts.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 5, Folder 12

Scrapbook titled “Newspaper Cuttings.”

Physical Description: 1 item.