Augustus Sherman Newman

NEWMAN, Augustus Sherman. b. Putnam County [?], New York, 21 July 1848; d. New York City, 11 December 1928. Augustus Sherman Newman was a businessman, avocational musician, collector of hymnals and hymnological materials, and a founder in 1922 of The Hymn Society (now the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada*).  The eldest child of Allen G. and Sarah Church Tompkins Newman, Augustus completed his basic education in New York. He then toured Europe with his younger brother, Allen, spending extended time in Bremen, Germany, studying organ and playing for services in Methodist churches there. Upon his return to New York, he joined his father in Newman and Capron, a manufacturer and...

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