Recording Pioneers


Kenneth MUIR  1867 - 1922   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Kenneth MUIR  1867 - 1922

aka K. Muir
nationality
occupation
birth 28 May 1867, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
baptism
death .. April 1922, Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND
burial
marriage late March-April 1911:
Mariuccia/Maria Anna Antonietta BES(S)OZZI VON REISER

b. .... 1884/1885, ......., ITALY(?)
d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1962, Hertford, Herdfordshire (77y)

children
  • Valeria/Valerie/Varia Mary Alison

    b. .... 1912, .........
    d. ..............

  • Andrew Neal McLeod

    b. 27 June 1913, ........
    d. .. June 1983, Grosse Pointe, Wayne, MI

  • Donald Neal McLeod

    b. .... 1918, .......
    d. .. Feb 1985, Hertford and Ware, Hertfordshire


PARENTS

(= Alice BELL's 2nd husband)
father Andrew MUIR

b. 6 Jan 1817, Greenock, SCOTLAND
d. 11 June 1899, Hambledon, Surrey, ENGLAND

mother Alison/Alice BELL (PHILIP from 1st marriage)

b. .... 1822, .........
d. 15 Dec 1910, Kensington, London, Middlesex (88y)

marriage they got married on 16 April 1861, Kensington, London
children
  • Margaret Alice ("Meta")

    b. 4 Oct 1862, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
    d. .... 1943, Hertford, ENGLAND (81y)

  • Martin

    b. 14 July 1864, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
    d. 26 Dec 1918, Hertingfordbury

  • Eva

    b. 14 July 1864, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
    d. .... 1946

  • Mary Hilda ("Molly")

    b. 15 Dec 1865, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
    d. .. Jul/Aug/Sep 1923, Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND (57y)

  • Kenneth

    b. 28 May 1867, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
    d. .. April 1922, Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND


LIFE


joined in 1903 manager Zonophone in Russia & Assistant manager of Russian Gramophone Branch
Berlin - St Petersburg (letter 17/7/1905)
Aug 1904-1909 Manager of the Italian Branch
Address in 1910: 11 Campden Hill Court, Kensington (In 1910 ? USA)
From October 1909 - 31 Dec 1911 with Fonotipia

Spent the war [WWI] as an interpreter and liaison officer with the Scottish forces in Italy.
(from: Muir & Mirrielees. The Scottish Partnership that became a Household Name in Russia by Harvey Pitcher. Swallow House Books, Cromer 1994
A picture of Kenneth Muir is found opposite p. 110, illustration 21


NOTES

  • EMI correspondence
  • Muir & Mirrielees. The Scottish Partnership that became a Household Name in Russia by Harvey Pitcher. Swallow House Books, Cromer 1994
  • Favorite: the story of an independent German record company (1904-1914) by Hugo Strötbaum (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


COMPANIES & LABELS



PHOTOS

Kenneth Muir
Kenneth Muir



THANK YOU


Patience Bagenal
Harvey Pitcher
Frank Koedood