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BuilderID 1359

Builder Identification

London, England, 1811-1822; Windsor, Vermont, 1822-1823; Boston, Massachusetts, 1823-1827; Philadelphia,c.1828-c.1837. Pennsylvania, 1828-58

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    Henry John [James Henry] Corrie was born April 24, 1786 in London, England; he was the father of George J., John H., and William Archibald Corrie. He was an apprentice with George Pike England of London, England, 3 years before 1814. He was with Thomas Elliot of London, England.

    Coming to the United States, he started with Lemuel Hedge of Windsor, Vermont, 1822-1823. He was next with Thomas Appleton of Boston, Massachusetts, 1823-1827. He established his own firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by 1828; partnering with his sons, 1820s-1830s. He also was partner with John Hubie, 1831-1837. The senior Corrie died August 9, 1858 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


    • Euterpeiad: or, Musical Intelligencer, June 1823. [A periodical published in Boston from 1820-1823 under various names. Information from Charles Eberline and Bynum Petty. -Ed.]
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 173.
    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 400.

Database Entries

There are 4 entries in the database that describe organs by Henry John [James Henry] Corrie (& Co.).

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