Samuel Langhorne ('Mark Twain') Clemens View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Elmira, New York, 1907-1910.
Classification: Corporate Officer

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May 07, 2018:

Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, September 1, 2017. -

The author of Innocents Abroad, Life on the Mississippi, The Prince and the Pauper; and literary father of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn was not an organbuilder, but near the end of his life, he invested in the short-lived Hope-Jones Organ Co.

Despite its celebrity investors and well-publicized head, the Hope-Jones firm failed in three years, and its assets were acquired by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. which was successful in selling unit orchestral organs for theaters rather than concert halls.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

September 07, 2015:

See entry at Hope-Jones Organ Co.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

October 30, 2004:

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

Born November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri; uncle of Jervis Langdon; noted writer and humorist; with Hope-Jones firm of Elmira, New York, 1907-1910, stockholder; died April 21, 1910 in Stamfield, Connecticut.

Source:

  • David H. Fox.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

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