Pipe Organ Database

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Massachusetts, 1860s-1870s
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

Born January 7, 1808 in Norway, Maine; brother of George Stevens; with William Goodrich in Boston, Massachusetts; with his brother in partnership of Stevens & Gayetty of East Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1830s-c. 1852; partner in Stevens & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1852; with successor Stevens, Davis & Jewett, 1853-1854; partner with James Jewett in Stevens & Jewett of Boston, Massachusetts, 1854-1862; operated his own firm, 1862-1872; died 1896.


  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 131
  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 414.
  • Organ Handbook 1986 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society), 23.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 17, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 12 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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