WALTER J. DAMROSCH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/23/1935 - HFSID 101927
The composer writes a letter to Professor Carlton F. Wells at the University of Michigan, he talks about his book saying "This very simple chronicle of the musical happenings in my life has received such kindly commendation and wide distribution that I have firmly resolved never to write another book"
Typed Letter Signed: "Walter Damrosch", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1935 January 23. On personal stationery to Professor Carlton F. Wells, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan. In full: "Thank you for your very kind letter. I am naturally very much flattered that the young men of your class have taken an interest in my one and only book. This very simple chronicle of the musical happenings in my life has received such kindly commendation and wide distribution that I have firmly resolved never to write another book. It is safer to rest on one's laurels. I am sure that the omission of my autobiography from "Who's Who in America" was not intentional but merely one of those oversights that can happen. Very sincerely yours." Slightly creased. Paper clip stain at upper left. Vertical fold crosses "er" of signature. Accompanied by original envelope with return address of Damrosch in New York City, with typed address to Wells, postmarked New York, New York, January 23, 1935.Overall, fine condition. With original letter to Damrosch from Professor Wells, dated 1935 January 21. Overall, fine condition. Walter Damrosch (1862-1950) was the son of early Metropolitan Opera conductor Leopold Damrosch. Emigrating from Germany in 1871, Damrosch became Music Director of New York's Oratorio Society and Symphony Orchestra. He composed operas of his own (Cyrano, 1913; The Man Without a Country (1937) and championed young American composers including George Gershwin and Aaron Copland. Three items.
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