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Coolidge, Elizabeth (Penn) Spraguelocked

  • Gustave Reese
  •  and Cyrilla Barr


(b Chicago, Oct 30, 1864; d Cambridge, MA, Nov 4, 1953). American patron of music. Her maiden name was Sprague and on 12 November 1891 she married Frederic Shurtleff Coolidge at Chicago. The Berkshire festivals of chamber music, held under her patronage at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, were begun in autumn ...

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