Bacon, Leonard Woolsey, 1830-1907

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Birth 1830-01-01
Death 1907-05-12

Biographical notes:

American author and historian.

From the description of Letter and an envelope, 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367573526

American Congregational clergyman.

From the guide to the Leonard Woolsey Bacon letters and autograph, 1848, 1867, 1868, 1870, 1876, 1881, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Clergyman and physician.

From the description of Leonard Woolsey Bacon correspondence, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449946

Leonard Woolsey Bacon, Jr. was born in Stamford, Connecticut on February 24, 1865. He should not be confused with his father, Leonard Woolsey Bacon (1830-1907), a clergyman, writer, and doctor. Like many members of his family, Leonard, Jr. attended Yale College (Class of 1888), where he helped found the orchestra. He earned the M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine in 1892, and also studied at numerous other American and European universities. Bacon had a long and distinguished career as a physician in New Haven, but he was also a composer and church organist, and it is his musical activities that are represented in this collection. In 1892 Bacon married Emma Waleska Schneeloch, a prominent singer who usually performed with her sister Emilie. (For more on the Schneeloch Sisters, see MSS 6, the Schneeloch Family Papers.) Emma died in 1925, and two years later Bacon married Esther Louise Oleson. He died in Hamden, Connecticut on January 8, 1939.

From the guide to the The Leonard Woolsey Bacon Papers, 1887-1926, (Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University)


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  • Piano music
  • Songs
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Historians--Correspondence
  • Sonatas (Violin and piano)--Scores and parts


  • Clergy
  • Physicians


  • United States (as recorded)