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Eames, Henry Purmort, 1872-1950

 Person

Biography

Born September 12, 1872 in Chicago, Illinois, Henry Purmort Eames attended Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa and received a bachelor of law from Northwestern University in 1892.  He practiced law in Chicago for months before deciding to pursue a career in music.  A student of music from the age of 12, Eames began touring and continuing his musical studies both nationally and abroad.  He worked as a concert pianist and a composer and wrote for musical journals.  In 1898 he became director of the pianoforte department and lecturer on theory at the University School of Music.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Henry P. Eames, Music Papers

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: RG-13-08-24
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of music, concert programs, a copy of "Henry Purmort Eames: Educator, Critic, Musician," by Eloise K. Heaton, and audio tapes containing excerpts of “Priscilla and John Alden: A Light Opera In Three Acts”.

Dates: about 1904-1948, undated