Elmira, New York, 1907-1910.
Classification: Corporate Officer
Note from Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, December 12, 2017. -
While working in connection with the Skinner Company, Robert Hope-Jones had constructed and placed an organ in Park Church, in Elmira. While there, he met Jervis Langdon, treasurer of the Elmira Chamber of Commerce, who secured the new business for his city by organizing a corporation to build exclusively Hope-Jones organs. Langdon, an Elmira native, was one of the investors in the new company. Landon persuaded his uncle, Samuel Clemens, to join as an investor.
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 20, 2019.
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 1875; nephew of Samuel Clemens ('Mark Twain'); wholesale coal dealer in Elmira, New York; with Hope-Jones firm of Elmira, New York, 1980-1910, president, director; died 1952.