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Eduard Reményi letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0219

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two holographic letters, one of Eduard Reményi and one of Milward Adams.

The letter of Reményi is written on the letterhead of the Chicago Auditorium and dated "12th, 1892." It is addressed to Milward Adams who was manager of the Chicago Auditorium at that time. Apparently, Reményi had performed there in 1892 and asked that Adams not forget "your old fiddler friend."

The letter of Milward Adams is dated January 16 (no year) and addressed to Daniel Willard, president of the B & O Railroad and a trustee of The Johns Hopkins University. Adams and Willard had apparently discussed Eduard Reményi previously. In his letter, Adams described Reményi as being a "peculiar man" and enclosed Reményi's letter of 12th, 1892 as he thought it would be of interest to Willard.


  • Creation: 1892


Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical Note

Eduard Reményi, an eminent violinist, was born in Miskolcz, Hungary in 1828. He studied with Joseph Bohm at the Vienna Conservatory, 1842-1845. He was exiled from Austria for participation in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 and sought refuge in the United States. He returned to Europe and made a concert tour with Johannes Brahms in 1853 and also arranged authentic Gypsy music for Franz Liszt. In 1854, he became solo violinist to Queen Victoria. In 1860, Reményi was given amnesty, returned to Hungary, and was appointed solo violinist to the Austrian Court. For the rest of his life, Reményi toured extensively, giving concerts in Europe, North America, and the Far East. Reményi died while playing a concert in San Francisco in 1898.


0.167 Cubic Feet (2 letters)

Language of Materials



The letters were found in the volume, "Eduard Reményi, Musician, Litterateur, and Man" written by Gwendolyn Kelley Hack in 1906. The volume was given to the University by Daniel Willard. The letters were formerly part of Ms. 34.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Joan Grattan in May 1989.

Eduard Reményi letter
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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