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PIONEER

Kenneth MUIR  1867 - 1922

aka K. Muir
nationality
occupation
birth 28 May 1867, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
baptism
death 18 April 1922, Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND
burial
marriage late March-April 1911:
Mariuccia/Maria Anna Antonietta BES(S)OZZI VON REISER

b. 26 July 1884, Milan, ITALY
d. 11 Jan 1962, Hertford, Herdfordshire, ENGLAND (77y)

children
  • Valeria/Valerie/Varia Mary Alison

    b. 16 Mar 1912, Milan, ITALY
    d. 8 Sep 1988, Harlow, Essex, ENGLAND

  • Andrew Tormod Neal McLeod

    b. 27 June 1913, Fulham, London, ENGLAND
    d. 1 June 1983, Hertford & Ware, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND on holidays (res.: Grosse Pointe, Wayne, MI)

  • Donald Neal McLeod

    b. 21 July 1918, Codesino, Como, ITALY
    d. 26 Feb 1985, Hertford & Ware, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND


PARENTS

(= Alice BELL's 2nd husband)
father Andrew MUIR

b. 6 Jan 1817, Greenock, Renfrewshire, SCOTLAND
d. 11/12 June 1899, Bryony Hill, Hambledon, Surrey, ENGLAND

mother Alison/Alice BELL (PHILIP from 1st marriage)

b. 25 Oct 1822, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND
d. 15 Dec 1910, Kensington, London, Middlesex (88y)

marriage they got married on 16 April 1861, Kensington, London
children
  • Margaret Alice ("Meta")

    b. 4 Oct 1862, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
    d. 13 Oct 1943, Hertford, ENGLAND (81y)

  • James Martin

    b. 14 July 1864, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
    d. 26 Dec 1918, Hertingfordbury, ENGLAND

  • Anne Evelyn ("Eva")

    b. 14 July 1864, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
    d. 12 Mar 1946, Tanner Lodge, New Abbey, Dumfries, SCOTLAND

  • Mary Hilda ("Molly")

    b. 15 Dec 1865, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
    d. .. Jul/Aug/Sep 1923, Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND (57y)

  • Kenneth

    b. 28 May 1867, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
    d. 18 April 1922, Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND


LIFE


joined in 1903 manager Zonophone in Russia & Assistant manager of Russian Gramophone Branch

Berlin - St Petersburg (letter 17/7/1905)

Aug 1904-1909 Manager of the Italian Branch

Address in 1910: 11 Campden Hill Court, Kensington

From October 1909 - 31 Dec 1911 with Fonotipia


Kenneth MUIR (43y)
SS "KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE"
dep.: 26 Oct 1910, Southampton
arr.: 1 Nov 1910, New York
contact in ENGLAND: J. M. MUIR: 11 Campden Hill Court, Kensington

Spent the war [WWI] as an interpreter and liaison officer with the Scottish forces in Italy.
(from: Muir & Mirrielees. The Scottish Partnership that became a Household Name in Russia by Harvey Pitcher. Swallow House Books, Cromer 1994
A picture of Kenneth Muir is found opposite p. 110, illustration 21


NOTES

  • EMI correspondence
  • Muir & Mirrielees. The Scottish Partnership that became a Household Name in Russia by Harvey Pitcher. Swallow House Books, Cromer 1994
  • Favorite: the story of an independent German record company (1904-1914) by Hugo Strötbaum (in: The Lindström Project. Contributions to the history of the record industry / Beiträge zur Geschichte der Schallplattenindustrie. Vol. 2 (editors: Pekka Gronow & Christiane Hofer. Gesellschaft für Historische Tonträger, Wien 2010. ISBN 978-3-9500502-1-9)
  • A Fonotipia Fragmenta by H. Frank Andrews (in: The Talking Machine Review International, No. 44, Vol. 6 (of Feb 1977), pp. 901-930)
  • Jenseits einer Reihe ‚tönender Punkte‘. Kompositorische Auseinandersetzung mit Schallaufzeichnung, 1900–1930 by Ralph Kogelheide (Dissertation zu Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Philosophie an der Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften der Universität Hamburg, 2017)


COMPANIES & LABELS



PHOTOS

Kenneth Muir
Kenneth Muir



THANK YOU


Patience Bagenal
Harvey Pitcher
Frank Koedood
Maria Kapkidi