Oliver Ditson was a bookstore worker turned entrepreneur who was a partner in a music-publishing business that started in Boston in 1835, gained national prominence under his personal direction in the middle years of the 19th century, and had a great deal of success well into the 20th century. Oliver Ditson & Co. had several locations as it expanded, starting out on Washington Street and moving down to Tremont Street near Boylston. Its headquarters during its final years of independence (1917-1930) was the Oliver Ditson Building at 178-179 Tremont, according to street directories of the time.
Ditson didn't stick to publishing solely. In 1861, according to a recent article in the American Flute Guild by Susan Berdahl, the company set up a subsidiary firm (John C. Haynes & Co.) that made and repaired musical instruments in its offices at 150 Tremont St. Ditson died in December 1888 and soon after, the company, including the Haynes division, began operating under the name Oliver Ditson Co., with John C. Haynes as its chief executive. In 1894, Haynes established the Boehm flute factory as part of the old Haynes section -- an operation which, however short-lived, had a very considerable impact on that industry in the United States, according to Berdahl. By early in the 20th century, the Haynes division was no longer making instruments; it had become a retail store selling pianos and instruments under the Ditson name. In 1907, Charles Healy Ditson, Oliver Ditson's eldest son, succeeded Haynes as president. He died in 1929 and the Oliver Ditson Co. was purchased by Theodore Presser Co. of Philadelphia in 1931. In its corporate history section, Presser traces its origins to 1783, when Batelle's Book Store, a predecessor to Oliver Ditson & Co., began a music publishing business in Boston.
奥利弗·迪特森社会：在他的遗嘱签发日期1886年，奥利弗·迪特森信任留给$ 25,000到查尔斯ditson，B.J.郎，和Johnķ。潘恩，投资和管理;纯收入将用于穷人和有需要的音乐家的救济。这三个人，与查尔斯一起˚F。史密斯一个。帕克·布朗，约翰·C·。海恩斯和R.E. demmon，形成了公司，奥利弗·迪特森社会为有需要的音乐家在1889年的救济在1968年，奥利弗·迪特森社会诉请其与资产要克公司解散。华莱士伍德沃思，弗朗西斯℃。韦尔奇和埃利奥特·福布斯，谁曾想用这笔钱建立奥利弗·迪特森信托基金。显然这并没有发生，不存在与合并或与其他基金与提供学生音乐家财政援助的目的的讨论。考虑两种可能性与weyman信任是合作或基金的管理转移到哈佛音乐协会。在1980年，该基金被解散，其资产被赋予现金娱乐赌博官网建立了“奥利弗·迪特森奖学基金，为有需要的音乐家。”
所有版权到此集合属于现金娱乐赌博官网。从这个收集发布材料许可图书馆主任批准。这个集合的引用应为： 奥利弗·迪特森基金，为有需要的音乐家收集的救济, 现金娱乐赌博官网的档案，马萨诸塞州波士顿。