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Lewis M. Isaacs papers

Title
Lewis M. Isaacs papers, 1906-1942.
Author
Isaacs, Lewis Montefiore, 1877-1944.
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Box 2Mixed materialSupervised use JPB 04-7 Box 2Offsite
Box 1Mixed materialSupervised use JPB 04-7 Box 1Offsite

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Description
1 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Ephemera.
  • Scores.
  • Sheet music.
Note
  • The Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library holds related material, the Lewis M. Isaacs collection of E.A. Robinson papers, 1896-1967.
Biography (note)
  • Composer and lawyer, Lewis M. Isaacs (1877-1944) pursued his dual interests in music and the law.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Call Number
JPB 04-7
Author
Isaacs, Lewis Montefiore, 1877-1944.
Title
Lewis M. Isaacs papers, 1906-1942.
Summary
The Lewis Isaacs papers consist primarily of unpublished vocal scores written for piano accompaniment. Of particular note are the unknown vocal scores, including an incomplete work, Sheema, that may have been intended as a religious score. The collection includes no material relating to Isaacs' personal life or his legal career.
Biography
Composer and lawyer, Lewis M. Isaacs (1877-1944) pursued his dual interests in music and the law. Isaacs, who was the member of a prominent New York family, attended City College, New York University, and Columbia University, where he received his law degree in 1900. Although he joined the family law firm of M. S. and I. S. Isaacs in 1903 and had a distinguished career as a lawyer, Isaacs also maintained a lifelong passion for music. While at Columbia, he also had trained formally with the composer, Edward MacDowell. After MacDowell's death, his farm in Peterborough, New Hampshire was converted into a secluded work environment for artists, the MacDowell Colony, and Isaacs spent many summers there, composing music. Isaacs also first met the poet, Edward Arlington Robinson, while working at the MacDowell Colony. Robinson would write lyrics for much of Isaacs' music and he also came to rely on Isaacs as his friend and lawyer. After Robinson's death in 1935, Isaacs collaborated with Herman Hagedorn on a biography of the poet that was published by Macmillan in 1938.
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Occupation
Composers.
Research Call Number
JPB 04-7
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