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Benjamin Ives GILMAN  1852 - 1933

aka Benjamin I. Gilman, B. I. Gilman, Benjamin Gilman, B. Gilman
nationality
occupation ethnomusicologist/psychologist/librarian/curator
birth 19 Feb 1852, New York
christening 3 Oct 1852, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
baptism
death 18 March 1933 at the Phillips House, Boston, MA
burial
marriage married on 4 Sept 1892, ...........:
Cornelia Moore DUNBAR

b. 9 Nov 1862, South Orange, Essex, NJ
d. 8 Mar 1942, Providence, Rhode Island; at the home of her daughter Mrs. William Adams Brown Jr., 25 George St., Providence, R. I.

children
  • Edith Dunbar

    b. 10 July 1893, Worcester, Worcester, MA

  • Alice Ives

    b. 3 Sep 1896, Chestnut Hill, Worcester, MA


PARENTS

father Winthrop Sargent GILMAN

b. 28 March 1808, Marietta, Ohio
d. 1 Oct 1884, Palisades, Rockland, New York

mother Abia/Abbie Swift LIPPINCOTT

b. 3 July 1817, New York, New York, NY
d. ..... 1902, Washington

marriage Got married on 4 Dec 1834 in Carrollton, Greene, IL
children
  • Arthur

    b. 22 June 1937, Alton, Madison, Illinois
    d. 28 Dec 1909, Atlantic City, NJ

  • Winthrop Sargent Jr.

    b. 28 Sep 1839, .......

  • Theodore P.

    b. 2 Jan 1841, Alton, Madison, Illinois
    d. 1930, .............

  • Helen Abia

    b. 4 Jan 1843, ........

  • Alice Ives

    b. 3 Apr 1848, .........

  • Julia Robbins

    b. 6 May 1850, ........

  • Benjamin Ives

    b. .. Feb 1852, New York
    d. 18 Mar 1933, Boston, MA

  • Emily Hoffman

    b. 10 Mar 1854, .........

  • Serena Hale

    b. 10 Mar 1856, ..........


LIFE


1900 CENSUS (8 June 1900, Newton, Middlesex, MA):
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Secretary/assistant director/librarian/curator of Boston Museum of Fine Arts (1893-1925)
Studied at John Hopkins University

BOOKS/ARTICLES:
- The Science of Exotic Music (in Science n.s. 30, no. 772 (15 Oct 1909))
- Hopi Songs (Houghton Mifflin, 1908, Boston)
- Museum Ideals of purpose and method (1918)

SUBJECT: THE PROBLEMATICS OF COLLECTING AND DISPLAY (NICELY PHRASED)

Made recordings in the Samoan exhibit on the Midway Plaisance at the World’s Columbian Exposition,Chicago 23 Sep 1893

Recorded 9 cylinders of Turkish music in
the Turkish theatre on the Midway Pleasance on September 25, 1893 (p. 59 of Urban Music of the Balkans, Ed. by Sokol Shupo. ASMOS, 2006 (article by Münir Beken)
International Symposium Tirana, Sept 28 - Oct 01, 2006


Source: Dorothy Sara Lee, The Federal Cylinder Project (Studies in American Folklife; no. 3, vol. 8), Washington DC. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph at “Hudson River Valley Heritage”.

TYPE IN “Midway Pleasance/Plaisance”+”Turkish Theatre”:
(1)
Paper in Turkish by Kathleen Cantone: World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893: The Turkish Cylinders Revisited (1893 Sikago Dünya Kolumbus Sergisindeki Türk Tiyatrosu’ndan Silindir Kayitlarina Tekrar Bakis; Eylül 2004) printed from internet

(2)
Wonderful place for fun (in: New York Times of 19 June 1893)

(3)
Folklore of the Columbian Exposition 1894, American Folklore Society: Retrospect of the folk-lore of the Columbian Exposition by Stewart Culin (internet JSTOR)


NOTES

  • The Science of Exotic Music (in: Science n.s. 30, no. 772 (15 Oct 1909))
  • Hopi Songs (in: Journal of American Ethnology & Archaeology, Vol. V: Hemenway Southwestern Expedition (Houghton Mifflin, 1908, Boston/The Riverside Press)
  • Museum Ideals of purpose and method (1918)
  • The Federal Cylinder Project by Dorothy Sara Lee (in: Studies in American Folklife; no. 3, vol. 8, Washington DC.)
  • A Short History of the Cylinder Phonograph by George List (internet)


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