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Edwin Lafayette [E. L.] Holbrook View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Medway, Massachusetts 1850-1890s.
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). —

Born October 19, 1824 in East Medway, Massachusetts ; son of George Handel Holbrook, father of Edwin Handel Holbrook; music teacher in Bridgeport, Connecticut; continued his father's firm of Holbrook & Ware, 1850-1890s; retired 1890s; the firm was last listed in1904; Holbrook died in 1904 in Millis, Massachusetts .


  • Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Columbia, Pennsylvania. February 1996, 31.
  • 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: Sunbury Press, 1979), 404.
  • Piano and Organ Purchaser’s Guide, Purchaser’s Guide to the Music Industries, (New York: Music Trades).
  • Stephen L. Pinel, "Organbuilders and Their Families: in the Population Schedules of the Federal and State Census Surveys", The Tracker 32:1 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1988), 27.

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

Database Specs:

  • 36 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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