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Kate Hull Bundy diaries

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Identifier: yhm-arc-2015-008

Content Description

These musical diaries demonstrate a 19th century young woman's determination to follow her musical passion. Beginning in 1891 when she was 15 and ending in 1898 when she was 22, Kate Bundy kept daily accounts of her life, her musical education and her performances in a total of 29 notebooks. Also included are a diary from 1889 and one from 1900. Her diaries include the names of many famous musical personalities of the 1890s, some of whom she met in person. She also kept programs of all the concerts in which she performed and those she attended. In 1895, at 19 years of age, Kate Bundy gave her debut concert at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, performing Anton Rubinstein's Concerto in D with the Damrosch New York Symphony Orchestra.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

Donated by Bundy H. Boit, granddaughter of Kate Hull Bundy and Daniel H. Burke (Hamilton College Class of 1893)

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1889-1929

Creator

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 small boxes and 4 binders )

Inventory

Box 1: Kate Hull Bundy Diaries #2-#15: 14 folders each containing original diary, Feb 1891-Jan 1895 altogether; Box 2: Kate Hull Bundy Diaries #16-#29: 14 folders each containing original diary, Jan 1895-July 1898 altogether / Box 3: Kate Hull Bundy Misc. Materials: Folder: 1889 Diary--Daily record 1899 / Folder: 1900 Diary--Daily record 1900 / Folder: KBB Notes on Art in Europe--Art notes from lectures—Berlin, Germany / ; Marriage Announcement / Folder: Repertoire--Piano repertoire—Kate Bundy Burke / Folder: Music Inventory—Kate Bundy Burke / Folder: Photographs--1. Kate Hull Bundy in debut concert gown --2. Bundy-Lenape Troupe, July, 1891 (Cal Lewis, Taylor Moore, Mr. Oakley, Charlie Knapp with Kate Hull Bundy, left, sister Bess Bundy, right, Mama, center, along as chaperone) Box 4: Binder: Kate Hull Bundy Diary Supplemental Materials Album 1: Contains CDS of manuscript and photographs 1891-1898, newspaper musical reviews--Kate Bundy Burke 1927-1929, programs 1889-1924 (played/heard by K.H.B.; incomplete) corresponding to diaries 1-8 / Binder: Kate Hull Bundy Diary Supplemental Materials Album 2: Contains programs 1892-1895 (played/heard by K.H.B.) corresponding to diaries 9-15 / Binder: Kate Hull Bundy Diary Supplemental Materials Album 3: Contains programs 1895-1896 (played/heard by K.H.B.) corresponding to diaries 16-23 / Binder: Kate Hull Bundy Diary Supplemental Materials Album 4: Contains programs 1896 (played/heard by K.H.B.) corresponding to diaries 24-29; name cards of travelers on the S.S. Mohawk 1898 / Folder: unnamed: Contains transcription of speech by Bundy H. Boit, gift agreement