Bodley, Nicholas Bessaraboff - Correspondence B6680-101

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Correspondence: 1966-1974 involving Nicholas Bessaraboff Bodley, Elizabeth Blaker Bodley (daughter), David Boyden, Marjorie Bram, R.E. Fryxell, CMH and James Pruett. Includes news clipping and some biographical material.

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Type of resource mixed material
Date created 1966 - 1974
Language English
Digital origin reformatted digital

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Creator Bodley, Nicholas B. (Nicholas Bessaraboff), 1894-1973

Bibliographic information

Biographical note Nicholas Bessaraboff is the author of the definitive book "Ancient European Musical Instruments, An Organological Study of the Instruments in the Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston" (October House 1964). When he first heard all the Violin Octet instruments he became very excited and said that this was the treatment that the violin family had needed for a long time. Marjorie Bram (MacPhillamy) taped an interview with Bessaraboff which is in the CAS Newsletter. Bessaraboff originally came to the USA during the first world war as an agent for the Russian Government to purchase arms. He was also a waldhorn player in the Russian Army Band. He stayed here and developed his long-time interest in early musical instruments and helped to catalogue those in the above collection. During the second war he changed his name to Bodley. He died in NYC in 1973. Wife: Virginia, Son: Nicholas, Daughter: Elizabeth.
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Location https://purl.stanford.edu/gg899db9979
Location M1711
Repository Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives

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