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BuilderID 842

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts, 1740s.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991) —

    Born 1723 in Boston, Massachusetts; attended Harvard College, 1738–1745; built an organ for own use; died 1746 in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Sources:

    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 398.
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  • Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, July 3, 2017. —

    Orpha Ochse gives Bromfield’s name as Edward Broomfield (Bromfield), Jr. Henry M. Brooks, which Ochse cites as the source of a statement by the Reverend Thomas Prince, minister of the Old South Church, about Bromfield and the organ he started to build, gives his name as Edward Bromfield, Jr.

    Sources:

    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1975), 25.
    • Henry M. Brooks, Olden-Time Music: A Compilation from Newspapers and Books (Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1888), 32.

Database Entries

There is one entry in the database that describes an organ by Edward Bromfield.


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