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Richard M. Ferris (& Co.) View Extant Instruments View Instruments


New York City, New York, 1830-1935; Southern United States, c1936-1840; New York City, New York, 1840-1858.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

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

Born 19 Mar. 1818; half-brother of Levi, William, Louis, Henry, and George Stuart; apprentice with Henry Erben of New York City, New York, 1830-1835; in southern United States; returned to New York City, New York, 1840; partner with Henry Leamen in Leamen & Ferris, 1843; partner with William Henry Davis in Davis & Ferris of New York City, 1844-1849; partner with half-brother Levi Stuart in Ferris & Stuart of New York City, 1858; died 6 Dec. 1858 in New York City, New York.

Staff: John E. Ayres; James Hoey; Reuben Midmer; Caleb S. Odell; John H. Odell; George N. Osler; Arnolph Polster; George J. Stuart; Henry C. Stuart; Levi U. Stuart; Louis J. Stuart; William S. Stuart, Sr.

Patent #8,587; December 16, 1851; organ and piano combined.


  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 164.
  • John Ogasapian, Organ Building in New York City 1700-1900 (Braintree, Mass.: The Organ Literature Foundation 1977), 97.
  • Stephen Pinel.
  • The Tracker: 30:1 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1985), 15.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 07, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 31 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 1 Consoles

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