Skip to main content

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


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

In most cases, the Boston Public Library does not hold the copyright to the items in our collections. In addition, we do not assert any additional restrictions on copies of items beyond those that might exist in the original.

As such, we cannot grant or deny permission to use copies of items held in our collections.

It is the sole responsibility of the user to make his or her own determination about what types of usage might be permissible under U.S. and international copyright law. Provision of a copy from the Boston Public Library should not be construed as explicit permission to use it for any particular reason.


If you are using a credit line, please use “Boston Public Library” with the collection or call number, if available.

Biographical or Historical Information

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


Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically.

Source of Acquisition

Crown Collectibles

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Finding aid written by Kimberly Reynolds, May 2015.
Milo Benedict Correspondence
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

About this library

Part of the Boston Public Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116 United States