Doane, W. Howard (William Howard), 1832-1915

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Businessman, hymn writer, investor and philanthropist; born February 3, 1862; president of J.A. Fay and Company; awarded doctorate of music from Dennyson University, 1875; composed hundreds of evangelistic hymns and edited 43 collections of hymns; holder of American and foreign patents on wood-working machinery; received Chevalier Legion of Honor of France, 1889; died 1915.

From the description of Papers of W. Howard Doane, 1872-1917. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 30767702

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referencedIn Hymn writers and composers collection, 1878-1975. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
creatorOf Doane, W. Howard (William Howard), 1832-1915. Papers of W. Howard Doane, 1872-1917. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Edison Sheet Music Collection, 1830-1958, (bulk 1890-1940) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Homer A. Rodeheaver collection, 1880-1955. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
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associatedWith Bliss, P. P. (Philip Paul), 1838-1876. person
associatedWith Crosby, Fanny, 1820-1915. person
associatedWith Little, James Richard. person
associatedWith Lowry, Robert, 1826-1899. person
associatedWith Sankey, Ira David, 1840-1908. person
associatedWith Thomas A. Edison, Inc. corporateBody
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Music--Religious aspects--Christianity
Hymn writers
Women hymn writers
Hymns, English


Birth 1832-02-03

Death 1915-12-23



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