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Distinction:

Winchester, New Hampshire, 1798; Boston, Massachusetts 1799-1833.
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 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

William Marcellus Goodridge. Brother of Ebenezer Goodrich, brother-in-law of Thomas Appleton; changed name from Goodridge' to Goodrich,' 1805; with Henry Pratt of Winchester, New Hampshire, 1798; in Boston, Massachusetts, 1799-1803, pewterer and piano/organ repairer; briefly partner with Benjamin Crehore of Milton, Massachusetts, pianos; partner with brother [Ebenezer] in Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1804-1807; with Hayts, Babcock & Appleton of Boston, Massachusetts, 1812 and 1815; operated his own firm in Boston, Massachusetts, 1813-1814; with McKay & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts, 1815-1820; had firm 1820-1833.

Staff: M. R. Gayetty, Dan Thomson, George Greenleaf Hook (apprentice), Elias Hook (apprentice).

Sources:

  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 75, 116.
  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 403.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on August 31, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 38 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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