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Josiah Leavitt View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Massachusetts, 1744-1804.
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 1744 in Hingham, Massachusetts; physician in Sterling, Massachusetts; built first organ, 1786; in Boston, Massachusetts by 1791, organist; died 1804 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sources:

  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 173.
  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 400.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 10, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 3 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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