Saunders, Frederick Albert - Correspondence with Carleen Hutchins S2570 - 101.2

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Type of resource mixed material
Date created 1955 - 1959
Language English
Digital origin reformatted digital


Associated name Saunders, Frederick A. (Frederick Albert), 1875-1963

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Biographical/Historical note Fryxell, a chemist, who was the cellist in the Stockbridge gatherings, became very much interested in the experimental instruments and visited Saunders several times. From these discussions Fryxell started doing some research on properties of wood for violins. After J C Schelleng's retirement from Bell Labs he contacted Saunders on the acoustics of the cello, and was subsequently introduced to CMH who lived near him. This started a long and fruitful interchange between Saunders, Schelleng, Fryxell and CMH on violin research. The early correspondence was not kept, but the lively interchange between Schelleng, Fryxell, Saunders and Hutchins from 1961 through 1965 is in Files 101 and 102. It was during this time that the Catgut Acoustical Society (a name jokingly suggested by Schelleng) was formally started just a few days before Saunders died on June 9, 1963.
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Musical Acoustics Research Library collection, 1956-2007

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