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Gustavus Hesselius View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Sweden, prior 1711; Wilmington, Delaware, 1711; Maryland, c. 1721; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1735; died 1755.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

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

Born 1692 in Folkarna Dalarne, Sweden; organ and piano builder, portrait painter; in Wilmington, Delaware, 1711; in Maryland, c. 1721; in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1735; died May 25, 1755.


  • Barbara J. Owen and Thomas Cunningham, "New Revised Builders List", The Tracker 9:2 (Richmond, Va. Organ Historical Society, 1964), 11.
  • Albert F. Robinson, "A Reply to Kenneth Simmons: Hesselius Did!", The Tracker, 24:1 (Richmond, Va. Organ Historical Society, 1979), 18.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 28, 2019.

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