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Thomas John Theobald NOBLE  1888 - 1974 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Thomas John Theobald NOBLE  1888 - 1974

aka Thomas John T. Noble, Thomas J. T. Noble, T. J. T. Noble, Thomas John Noble, T. J. Noble, Thomas Noble, T. Noble
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birth 15 Mar 1888, Westminster (BMD) / Kensington
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death .. July/Aug/Sep 1974, Kensington, London, ENGLAND
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1910-1911 recorder PATHÉ India/Russia/Chinese Turkestan/Siam (from: Talking Machine World of July 1913)

Halley's Comet (mentioned at the beginning of THREE YEARS’ RECORDING TRIP IN EUROPE AND ASIA (2)) passed on 20 April 1910.
Noble remarks that - while in Merv - he watched the comet for three weeks.

On the 1st July 1910, T. J. Theobald Noble arrived in Bombay, and soon afterwards commenced taking recordings in Calcutta for The Pathephone and Cinema Co. Ltd.. Some 850 recordings were taken by Noble on his tour of Calcutta, Madras, Bangalore and Bombay, at a cost of approximately $17000,00.

1911 Russia Armavir, Vladikavak across the Caucasian Mountains by automobile Tiflis, Baku across the Caspian Sea, Krasnovotsk, Ashkabad, Merv, Bokhara, Samarkand, Khokand and Tashkent.



THE EXPERIENCES OF A RECORDER

by T.J. Theobald Noble

RECORDING ARTISTS IN MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG (1)

by T.J. Theobald Noble

RECORDING ARTISTS IN MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG (2)

by T.J. Theobald Noble

RECORDING ARTISTS IN MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG (3)

by T.J. Theobald Noble

RECORDING ARTISTS OF ALL CASTES IN INDIA (1)

by T.J. Theobald Noble

RECORDING ARTISTS OF ALL CASTES IN INDIA (2)

by T.J. Theobald Noble

THREE YEARS’ RECORDING TRIP IN EUROPE AND ASIA (1)

by T. J. Theobald Noble

THREE YEARS’ RECORDING TRIP IN EUROPE AND ASIA (2)

by T.J. Theobald Noble

THREE YEARS’ RECORDING TRIP IN EUROPE AND ASIA (3)

by T.J. Theobald Noble




journalist with identical name (T. J. and J. T.) living at 148 Sutton Ct. (Rd), Chiswick, London W.4 (British Phone Books 1920-1936)
From 1927-1930 living at 28 Sutton Ct. London W.4.
From 1933-1936 living at 106 Sutton Ct. (Rd), Chiswick, London W.4.
From 1945 to 1967 he was living at: 243 Latymer Ct., Riverside, London W.6. (Hammersmith Rd (between Rowan Road and Brook Green), Hammersmith)

In the South Australian Museum Archives in the Dr William Delano Walker collection of newspaper clippings and other ephemera: a business card of T. J. Theobald Noble, Managing Art Editor of the Daily Sketch; Sunday Graphic; Allied Newspapers (London). Phone: Museum 9841 - Private Phone: Chiswick 1177


NOTES

  • The Experiences of a Recorder by T. J. Theobald Noble (in: The Talking Machine News of October 1912, pp. 331/334)
  • Recording Artists in Moscow and St. Petersburg. by T. H. Theobald Noble (in: Talking Machine World Vol. 9. No. 1 of 15 Jan 1913, pp. 30-31)
  • Recording Artists in Moscow and St. Petersburg. by T. H. Theobald Noble (in: Talking Machine World Vol. 9. No. 2 of 15 Feb 1913, p. 30)
  • Recording Artists in Moscow and St. Petersburg. by T. H. Theobald Noble (in: Talking Machine World Vol. 9. No. 3 of 15 March 1913, p. 48)
  • Recording Artists of all Castes in India by T. H. Theobald Noble (in: Talking Machine World Vol. 9. No. 4 of 15 April 1913, pp. 32-33)
  • Recording Artists of all Castes in India by T. H. Theobald Noble (in: Talking Machine World Vol. 9. No. 5 of 15 May 1913, pp. 48-49)
  • Three Years' Recording Trip in Europe and Asia by T. H. Theobald Noble (in: Talking Machine World Vol. 9. No. 7 of 15 July 1913, pp. 64-65)
  • Three Years' Recording Trip in Europe and Asia by T. H. Theobald Noble (in: Talking Machine World Vol. 9, No. 8 of 15 August 1913, pp. 48-49)
  • Three Years' Recording Trip in Europe and Asia by T. H. Theobald Noble (in: Talking Machine World Vol. 9, No. 9 of 15 September 1913, pp. 52) (end)
  • The Gramophone Company's Indian Recordings, 1899-1908, pp. 55-56 by Michael Kinnear (Popular Prakashan. Bombay, 1994)
  • website "The Gramophone goes East" by Will Prentice
  • The Gramophone Company's Persian recordings, 1899 to 1934: a complete numerical catalogue, by matrix serials, of Persian recordings made from 1899 to 1934 by the Gramophone Company, Limited, together with a supplement of recordings made by Columbia Graphophone Company, Limited, from 1928 to 1934 by Michael S. Kinnear, EMI Music Archive (illustrated). Bajakhana, 2000 (p. 11)
  • The Persian Page by Michael Kinnear
  • The London Gazette of 3 January 1939, p. 53 (under: As Serving Brothers)
  • Goulash, Wiener schnitzel and sis kebap: Premier Record by Hugo Strötbaum (in: The Lindström Project. Contributions to the history of the record industry / Beiträge zur Geschichte der Schallplattenindustrie. Vol. 4, pp. 128-145 (editors: Pekka Gronow & Christiane Hofer). Gesellschaft für Historische Tonträger, Wien 2010. ISBN 978-3-9500502-0-2


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