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Tuthill Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3917

This collection consists of musical compositions as well as correspondence from members of the Tuthill family including William and Henrietta Tuthill, their son, Burnet, and Burnet's wife, Ruth Wood.

Dates

  • 1923-1972, 2012

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (10 folders in 1 half box)

Abstract

This collection consists of musical compositions as well as correspondence from members of the Tuthill family including William and Henrietta Tuthill, their son, Burnet, and Burnet's wife, Ruth Wood.

Biographical/Historical Note

Architect and musician William Tuthill was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on February 11, 1855, to George and Jane Tuthill. He studied architecture under Richard Morris Hunt, founded the Architectural League of New York, and lectured regularly on architectural history. His architectural work can largely be seen across New York and New Jersey. In addition to his work as an architect, Tuthill was a musician, playing cello, performing regularly with a string quartet, and serving for over thirty years with the Oratorio Society of New York. His interests combined, Tuthill received the commission to design Carnegie Hall in New York City. Tuthill was married to Henrietta Corwin, whom he had met at Calvary Baptist Church in New York City. Together they had one son, Burnet Corwin Tuthill (1888-1982). Tuthill died August 25, 1929, and is buried in Orange County, New York.

Henrietta Corwin Tuthill, a pianist and organist, was born in October 1852 in New York to John and Harriet Finch Corwin. She married William Tuthill, whom she had met at Calvary Baptist Church in New York City. Together they had one son, Burnet Corwin Tuthill (1888-1982). She died March 11, 1917, and is buried in Orange County, New York.

Burnet Tuthill was born in New York on November 16, 1888, to Henrietta and William Tuthill. He attended Columbia University and graduated in 1909 with a degree in chemistry. Burnet eventually received a master’s degree in music from Cincinnati College of Music. He became the director for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in 1938 which he had helped organize. Burnet was first married to Helen Hersey (1888-1929), and together they had a child, Anne. Burnet was later married to Ruth Carroll Wood, a violinist. Burnet died in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1982.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into ten folders in one half box.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480