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Joseph Alley Sr. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1826-1851.
Classification: Organ Supplier

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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 March 4, 1804, in Kennebunk, Maine; adopted by a Mr. Bourne of Kennebunk, father of Joseph Alley, Jr.; built experimental organ with Henry Ward Poole (and C. Somerby?), c. 1848 to after 1853; active in Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1826-1851; became pipemaker; died March 8, 1880, in Newburyport, Massachusetts.


  • 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: The Sunbury Press, 1979), 396.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

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  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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