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Alfred MICHAELIS  1858 - 1925 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Alfred MICHAELIS  1858 - 1925

aka A. Michaelis
nationality
occupation merchant
birth .... <1858>, Danzig(?), GERMANY/POLAND
baptism
death .. Apr/May/June 1925, .........., Hendon, ENGLAND (67y) (GRO 3a / 319)
burial

PARENTS

father ........... MICHAELIS
mother .............
children
  • Alfred

    b. .... <1858>, Danzig(?), GERMANY/POLAND
    d. .. Apr/May/June 1925, .........., Hendon, ENGLAND (67y) (GRO 3a / 319)

  • Anna

    b. 2 Feb 1860, Danzig, GERMANY/POLAND
    d. 30 Aug 1942, Theresienstadt

  • William

    b. 8 May 1861, Danzig, GERMANY/POLAND
    d. .. July/Aug/Sep 1944, ..........., Hampstead, ENGLAND (83y))


LIFE


30 Sept 1899 manager/director GRAMCO (Italy) Limited (W. Michaelis and John Thomas Stevens co-directors)
see Kinnear's Indian Recordings, p. 40-41
also PhZ, 5/1904/322 (10 years)
also PhZ No. 17

in October 1904 with Dino Foa (engineer) founds Societa Italiana di Fonotipia in Accommendita, Milan


1911 ENGLAND & WALES CENSUS (Hampstead):
William Joseph DILLEY (47y)
Frances Ellen DILLEY (40y)
- Elizabeth Frances, William John, Marguerite Cecilia, Agnes Maria, Leonard James
= Alfred MICHAELIS (53y; b. 1858, GERMANY) boarder
occupation: private means
working on own account: singer



In July 1911 Alfred Michaelis was mentioned in the files of Fonotipia Limited as being resident at c/o 14, Regent Street, London. (source: - A FONOTIPIA FRAGMENTA. A History of the Societa Italiana di Fonotipia - Milano 1903-1948 by Frank Andrews (Historic Singers Trust, 2002)), p. 34


NOTES

  • A FONOTIPIA FRAGMENTA. A History of the Societa Italiana di Fonotipia - Milano 1903-1948 by Frank Andrews (Historic Singers Trust, 2002),
    (this (revised) edition originally appeared as a series of articles in The Talking Machine Review - International between June 1976 and December 1977)
  • The Talking Machine Review No. 65-66 (February 1983)
  • pp. 1798-1807: Catalogue of Neophone Disc Phonographs (1906) with picture of Dr. [William] Michaelis
  • see Kinnear's Indian Recordings, p. 40-41
  • Neophon see: Franz Schorn's "Alte Schallplatten-Marken", p. 78 (on label: System Dr. Michaelis)
  • also PhZ, 5/1904/322 (10 years)
  • also PhZ No. 17
  • see picture Otto Watzig (NEOPHON)
  • Joe Batten's Book. The Story of Sound Recording by Joe Batten (1956, Rockcliff Publishing Corporation)
  • 'Lindstrom' Companies in Britain by Frank Phillips (in: The Lindström Project. Contributions to the history of the record industry / Beiträge zur Geschichte der Schallplattenindustrie. Vol. 2 (editors: Pekka Gronow & Christiane Hofer). Gesellschaft für Historische Tonträger, Wien 2010. ISBN 978-3-9500502-1-9
  • Caruso’s First Recordings: Myth and Reality by S. P. Martland (in: ARSC Journal XXV / ii 1994, pp. 192-201)
  • see: FRED GAISBERG DIARIES, part 1 - USA & Europe (1898 - 1902) (illustrated) (on this website)
  • Article by Fred Gaisberg (in: The Gramophone of January 1944, pp. 117-119)
  • A Voice in Time


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