The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 89

Builder Identification

Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1826-1851.

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 March 4, 1804, in Kennebunk, Maine; adopted by a Mr. Bourne of Kennebunk, father of Joseph Alley, Jr.; built experimental organ with Henry Ward Poole (and C. Somerby?), c. 1848 to after 1853; active in Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1826-1851; became pipemaker; died March 8, 1880, in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 140.
    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: The Sunbury Press, 1979), 396.

Database Entries

There are 2 entries in the database that describe organs by Joseph Alley Sr.

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