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Ignacy Jan Paderewski letter and photograph

Identifier: MS0081

Scope and Contents

"Thank you" letter (11-9-1935) written by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and statesman, to his associate, Herman Schaad [addressed to "Baby"]. Also includes photograph of Paderewski.


  • 1935


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Ignacy Jan Paderewski, 1860–1941, was a Polish pianist, composer, diplomat, politician, and the second Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland in 1919. He was born on November 6, 1860 in Kurilovka, Podolia Governorate, Russian Empire. He was married to Helena Maria Rosen (31 May 1899 - 16 January 1934, her death) and Antonina Korsak (7 January 1880 - 18 October 1880, her death). He had a son, Alfred (born October 9, 1880; died in 1901), with his first wife, Antonina Korsak. Paderewski was considered by many to have been one of the greatest pianists who has ever lived. The term "another Paderewski" has come to mean a great pianist. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6284 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. He died on June 29, 1941 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.


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Consists of a thank-you letter written by Paderewski to his associate, Herman Schaad. Also contains a photograph of Paderewski.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. B. L. Ray, 1991
Ignacy Jan Paderewski letter and photograph
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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