Catalogue Of The M. Steinert Collection Of Keyed And Stringed Instruments Clavichords, Spinets, Virginals....exhibited As a Loan Colleciton At the World's Columbian Exposition

By: Steinert, M.

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B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized pamphlet with self covers and a string binding. The pamphlet is in Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have spots of foxing and toning, several medium sized chips and smallish edge tears. The text pages have noticeable generalized toning and some wrinkling. " Morris Steinert (b March 9, 1831 Scheinfeld, Bavaria; d. January 12, 1912 New Haven, CT) was very a successful Steinway & Sons dealer for New England. Steinert, who was Jewish, had a collegial and friendly relationship with William Steinway for nearly 25 years. Morris Steinert emigrated to the United States a young, single man in the decade before the American Civil War. He worked in Sharon, NY, and then in several southern cities as a piano teacher and tuner. After settling in Savannah, he sent to New York City for his fiancee, Carolyn Dreyfus, to whom he was formally introduced in New York but whom he had originally met in Germany. They married in January of 1857.(1, p. 120) Together they had nine children, including sons Henry (1857) and Alex (1861) whom he groomed to take over the business. (1, chapters 6 and 7) With the start of the Civil War, Morris Steinert’s teaching business in Georgia declined and, shortly after the birth of Alex the family moved north to New York City for a short time, and then finally settled in New Haven, CT. (1, p. 149) In New Haven in 1865, Morris Steinert opened a music store selling used instruments and sheet music in 1861.(1, chapter 9) Eventually he sold pianos of his own manufacture. But initially after negotiations with various well-known piano manufacturers, he became an agent for Steinway pianos in New Haven in 1874 and for Steinway pianos in Providence, RI, and Boston, Worcester, and Springfield, MA, in 1883 (Diary, 1883-11-06). His business was very successful, with Steinert ordering in some years hundreds of pianos from Steinway and Sons." (William Steinway Diary)

Title: Catalogue Of The M. Steinert Collection Of Keyed And Stringed Instruments Clavichords, Spinets, Virginals....exhibited As a Loan Colleciton At the World's Columbian Exposition

Author Name: Steinert, M.

Categories: World Expositions,

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Press of Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor: 1892

Binding: Pamphlet

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: A40444

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