Portrait of Frederick Neil Innes, inscribed to James Cuthbert
NAxxxx.0039

Summary Information

Repository
Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Unknown.
Title
Portrait of Frederick Neil Innes, inscribed to James Cuthbert
ID
NAxxxx.0039
Date
1926.
Extent
0.25 folders in 1 box.
Language
English
Abstract
Photograph of Frederick Neil Innes inscribed to James Cuthbert.

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Frederick Neil Innes

Frederick Neil Innes was born on October 28, 1854, in London, England. He began his musical career at age eight as a chorister at St. Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge in London, England. He went on to study trombone, violin, piano, and harmony at the London Conservatory of Music. Frederick moved to Boston, Massachusetts, in 1874. He played one season at Howard Street Theater before returning to Europe. He played as a trombone soloist at Follies Bergere in Paris, France, for one season. He then moved to Hamburg, Germany, to play as a soloist for the Hans Halle Orchestra and the Parlow Orchestra in Berlin, Germany. Frederick then toured Europe’s principal cities as a soloist. He returned to Paris to play at Follies Bergere. After a year there, Frederick returned to America and played with the Gilmore Band at Manhattan Beach. In 1887 he moved to San Francisco to perform as a soloist for an Exposition to be held in Golden Gate Park. After the exposition was over Frederick organized his own traveling band and booked engagements all across America from 1887 until 1920. Frederick married Elizabeth Innes, then Georgia Innes, and on July 11, 1902, Frederick was married a third time to a woman named Francis. He moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1914 to become conductor of the Denver Municipal Band. Frederick opened his own music school in 1916. In 1923 Frederick’s wife died and he moved to Chicago, Illinois, to conduct at the Conn Band School. In 1926 Frederick began having heart problems. He died on December 31, 1926, and was buried with his wife in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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James C. Cuthbert

James C. Cuthbert immigrated to the United States in 1923 from Glasgow, Scotland. He was married in 1923 to a woman named Vanora. He taught at Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas, in 1927 and 1930. James graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas, on May 23, 1930, with a Bachelor of Science degree in music. He went on to teach high school music in Richmond, Indiana.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a portrait taken by Brown-Byer Photographic Studio in Denver, Colorado. The portrait is of Frederick Neil Innes and is inscribed to James Cuthbert. The inscription reads: “To my friend and pupil Jas Cuthbert with affte regards, F N Innes, Chicago Aug 26.”

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Arrangement note

Single item.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives April-May 2009

1200 Commercial St
Campus Box 4051
Emporia, KS, 66801
(620) 341-6431
archives@emporia.edu

Processing Information note

Recommended citation: Portrait of Frederick Neil Innes, inscribed to James Cuthbert, Emporia State University Archives, Emporia State University.

Processing Information note

Processed by: Shari Scribner and Kelci Kost, April-May 2009.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

There is a folder in the Normaliana collection (Nb:2c Cuthbert) that contains academic notebooks used and papers written by James Cuthbert. He also can be found in the faculty card file. He is listed as an alumnus of Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia in Records of Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees 1865-1931 on page 216.

Separated Materials note

None.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Brown-Byers Photographic Studio (Denver, Colo.) .

Personal Name(s)

  • Cuthbert, , James C.
  • Innes, Frederick Neil, 1854-1926, -- Photographs.

Subject(s)

  • Brown-Byers Photographic Studio (Denver, Colo.)
  • College students -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Conductors (Music)
  • Cuthbert, James C.
  • Innes, Frederick Neil, 1854-1926 -- Photographs.
  • Music students -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Music teachers -- Colorado.
  • Music teachers -- Illinois.
  • Music teachers -- Indiana.
  • Music teachers -- Kansas -- Emporia.
  • Trombonists.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Contains 1 photograph. 

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