The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Residence: Robert Todd Lincoln ("Hildene")
Manchester, Vermont 05254

OHS Database ID 2440.


This organ received OHS Citation number 30, 1981-06-28.

Status and Condition

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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 16 stops. 17 registers. 16 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.


  • Restored in 1980 by Larry Nevin and Frank Thompson at a cost of $10,000. Includes player. Was residence of Robert Todd Lincoln. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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  • Smith, Rollin. "Robert Todd Lincoln's Aeolian Organ," The Tracker (Vol. 57, No. 2 [Spring 2013], pp. 48-49). [history, description, photographs, and stoplist]

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    Hildene,  Manchester Village, VT
    1908 Aeolian Company, Op. 1068
    (Stoplist Paul Opel 1998)
    Diapason          8  (Open Diapason)
    String P          8  (Gemshorn)
    String F          8  (Viola di Gamba)
    Flute             8  (Grosse Flute)
    Flute P           8  (Flute d'Amour)
    Clarinet          8  (Clarinet)
    String P          8  (Salicional)
    String F          8  (Violin Diapason)
    String (Vibrato)  8  (Voix Celeste)
    String PP         8  (Dolcissimo)
    Flute             8  (Gedacht)
    Flute (high)      4  (Flute Harmonique)
    Flute (deep)     16  (Lieblich Gedacht)
    Oboe              8  (Orchestral Oboe)
    Vox Humana        8  (Vox Humana)
    Harp      Manual I - Off - Maual II
    Pedal C-f'
    Flute (deep) P   16  (Sw)
    Flute (deep) F   16  (Bourdon)
    Gt, Sw       16-UO-4
    Sw/Gt           8-4
    Gt, Sw/Ped      8
    Manual I    P MF  F  Release
    Manual II   P MF  F  Release
    2 Swell Pedals
    Aeolienne Control
    Aeolian 58 note music
    Aeolian Ventil
    Aeolian Tempo
    Aeolian Reroll
    The home of Robert Todd Lincoln, Hildene is a grand country house open to the public since 1978. 
    The organ replaced an Aeolian Orchestrelle, and is installed in the stairwell of the mansion, where 
    it can be played from the console or the Aeolienne roll player. It was restored in 1980 by Larry 
    Nevin and Frank Thompson, and is believed to be the oldest residential pipe organ in the United 
    States still playing in its original state. 
    A recording of the instrument featuring the roll player and organist Edwin I. Lawrence in period 
    repertoire is available.
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.