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Milo Benedict Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS 7372
Call Number: MS 7372

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 30 letters written between 1853-1885, 10 of which were written by Milo Benedict to his family. In these letters Benedict discusses the progress he is making musically, his activities, and the places he visited in Boston. Other letters include those from his siblings in which they describe their work and leisure time.


  • 1876-1885
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2015


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Biographical / Historical

Milo Benedict (1866-1931) was an American concert pianist, piano teacher, and composer. Born in Cornwall, Vermont, Benedict studied in Boston with Carlyle Petersilea and John K. Paine. During his career, Benedict toured Main, studied in Europe, taught piano, and wrote several books, among them What Music Does to Us (1924). After he married the blind soprano and pianist Gladys Perkins Fogg, Benedict appeared with her at the Perkins Institute for the Blind and the Hotel Tuileries in Boston and in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


35.00 Items

Language of Materials



Arranged alphabetically.

Source of Acquisition

Crown Collectibles

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Finding aid written by Kimberly Reynolds, May 2015.

Processing Information

This electronic finding aid is transcribed from legacy data. In many cases, transcriptions were not verified against collection materials at the time of transcription. As a result, this finding aid could be incomplete and might only reflect a partial understanding of the material.

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