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Samuel P. Warren collection, 1849-1915

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BOX 1 Correspondence, 1864-1915
Letters and other communications from pupils, colleagues, and friends, much of which is addressed to Warren. Pupils include William Crane Carl, W. C. Hammond, William C. Macfarlane, Gerrit Smith, and Frederick T. Steinway. There is also correspondence from colleagues and friends, such as H. Clarence Eddy, H. E. Krehbiel, Horatio Parker, and C. M. Widor. The correspondence from Dudley Buck, Henry C. Potter, and Gustave Schirmer is the most extensive and most illuminating, providing insight into Grace Church matters, music publication, and the New York social milieu. There are also several condolence letters sent to Warren's widow, Jeanne Coker Warren.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Alexander, J. I., 1891
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Baldwin, Edward J., 1882
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Buck, Dudley, 1870-1899 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Carl, William Crane, 1891-1916
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Dawson, P. M., undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society,1885
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Eddy, Clarence, 1878-1882
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Espagne, Franz, 1864
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Evans, John M., 1872
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Hammond, W. C., 1888
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 Huntington, [M. C.], undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/12 Kennedy, Dion W., 1915
BOX-FOLDER 1/13 Krehbiel, Henry E., 1907
BOX-FOLDER 1/14 Macfarlane, William C., 1889-1915
BOX-FOLDER 1/15 Mason, William, 1887
BOX-FOLDER 1/30 Miscellaneous, 1872-1874, 1882-1893, 1903-1907
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Parker, Horatio W., 1899
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 Parsons, Albert Ross, 1901
BOX-FOLDER 1/18 Potter, Henry C. Rev., 1873-1882 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/19 Ritter, Louis, 1891
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 Schermerhorn, William C., 1884-1891
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Schirmer, Gustave, 1880-1884
BOX-FOLDER 1/22 Smith, Gerrit, 1879 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/23 Stavers, G. E., 1877
BOX-FOLDER 1/24 Steinway, Fred T., 1881 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/25 Steinway, William, 1883
BOX-FOLDER 1/26 Tourjee, E., 1870-1871
BOX-FOLDER 1/27 Warren Summer Nights Concert Special Committee, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1/28 Widor, Charles-Marie, 1892
BOX-FOLDER 1/29 Woodruff, A. D., 1915
BOX 2-43, 51-54 Programs, 1865-1915
Warren's voluminous assemblage of programs forms the bulk of the collection. Most programs document religious services and secular concerts held in churches in the United States mid-Atlantic region, the Midwest, and California and similar venues in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Others represent concert and recital programs from performances in significant venues in New York and abroad.
A chronological series of church service bulletins outlines Warren's entire career as a church organist at Holy Trinity Church and Grace Church in New York and First Presbyterian Church in East Orange, New Jersey, from 1874 until his death in 1915. Many of these items are annotated, and taken as a whole, provide an in-depth record of Warren's church music activities Sunday by Sunday for 40 years. Especially interesting are the handwritten service notes containing hymn numbers for weekday services for which printed programs were not prepared.
The collection also contains concert and recital programs from New York's major concert halls of the period. Noteworthy programs include those from: Carnegie Hall, featuring concerts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Manuscript Society of New York, the Musical Art Society of New York, the Russian Symphony Society, and recitals by Ignacy Paderewski; Chickering Hall, with programs featuring Hans von Bülow, Vladimir de Pachmann, the Mendelssohn Glee Club, and the New York Vocal Union; and the Metropolitan Opera House, with performances by the Philharmonic Society of New York and the Damrosch Opera Company.
Arranged by performance location: country, state, city, church/concert hall, and, for large venues, ensemble.
United States
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Methody Meeting House
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Unitarian Church
BOX-FOLDER 43/44 Universalist Church
San Francisco
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 First Congregational Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Temple Emanu-el
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Saint John's Cathedral
BOX-FOLDER 43/43 Trinity M.E. Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Christ Church
BOX-FOLDER 43/15 First Congregational Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Asylum Hill Congregational Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Center Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Fourth Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Miss Haines's School, Woodside
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Pearl Street Congregational Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Methodist Episcopal Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Wesleyan University
New Britain
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 South Church
New Canaan
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Saint Mark's Church
New Haven
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Center Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Trinity Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 Willis C. Shelton Music Hall
BOX-FOLDER 43/46 Woolsey Hall
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 Yale University, Marquand Chapel
New London
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 First Baptist Church
BOX-FOLDER 43/48 Second Congregational Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/21 Congregational Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/22 First Congregational Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/23 Trinity M. E. Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/24 Presbyterian Church
BOX-FOLDER 43/37 St. John's P. E. Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/25 Stamford M. E. Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/26 Litchfield County Choral Union
District of Columbia
BOX-FOLDER 2/27 Congregational Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/28 Apollo Musical Club
BOX-FOLDER 2/29 Auditorium
BOX-FOLDER 2/30 Central Music Hall
BOX-FOLDER 2/31 First Congregational Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/32 First Methodist Episcopal Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/33 First Presbyterian Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/34 Hershey Music Hall
BOX-FOLDER 2/35 McCormick's Hall
BOX-FOLDER 2/36 Orchestra Hall
BOX-FOLDER 43/35 St. James Episcopal Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/37 Trinity Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/38 Unity Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/39 World's Columbian Exposition
BOX-FOLDER 2/40 Grace M. E. Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/41 Robert's Park Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/42 First Methodist Episcopal Church
South Bend
BOX-FOLDER 2/43 First Methodist Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/44 Congregational Church
BOX-FOLDER 2/45 Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church
BOX-FOLDER 43/19 Martini Evangelical Lutheran Church
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