Kingman, Russell - Correspondence and Miscellaneous

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Correspondence: with CMH; Miscellaneous: NY Times obits, programs from Kingman's photographic exhibits and NJ Symphony Orch concert program of 11/56 Topics: Strad. cello (Feuermann).


Type of resource mixed material
Date created 1956 - 1959
Language English
Digital origin reformatted digital


Creator Kingman, Russell B.

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Biographical note An industrialist, inventor, and former cellist with the American String Quartet who owned and played the Stradivarius cello that had belonged to Emanuel Feuermann. He became interested in the violin work of CMH and from time to time would call her to come to his home in Orange (the next town) to do some minor adjusting and repairs to the cello, when he did not want to take the time to take it over to Wurlitzers'. He was a friend of Pablo Casals and served as chairman of the finance committee of the Casals Music Festival in Prades. He founded the New Jersey Symphony and was its Honorary President; also President of the U.S. and International Lawn Tennis Associations, and an excellent photographer, who travelled widely. After getting out of the hospital from a heart attack in 1956, the first thing that Kingman did was to come to 112 Essex and take pictures of CMH at work on violins in her kitchen where she worked at the time so she could keep track of her two children.
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Location M1711
Repository Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives

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