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dc.creatorBeggs, Donald
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-02T17:23:56Z
dc.date.available2022-02-02T17:23:56Z
dc.date.issued1947-04-14
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/49990
dc.descriptionLetter from Donald Beggs of The vanBergen Carillon Company to Amon Carter regarding Carillons. Enclosed is a photo of the Will Rogers Memorial Center.
dc.format.medium7.25x10.25 Paper
dc.relationAmon G. Carter Papers (MS 014)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any document or photograph
dc.sourceBox 161, Rogers, Will 1947, 1 of 10 Folder, Item 007
dc.subjectRogers, Will
dc.titleLetter re: Carillons
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcription1204 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 7, Pa. April 14, 1947 My dear Mr. Carter - As I have not heard from you, either after receiving Mr. Adams' data on von Bergen Carillons, or since my letter to you of February 26, I am taking this opportunity of writing to you again, as it is possible that my letter has gone astray in the mails. If that be so, I shall be glad to send you a copy of that letter by return mail, if you will so advise me. Regarding the placing of a Carillon in the tower of the Will Rogers Memorial, Mr. H. T. von Bergen will personally be on hand to direct all operations of installations, and erection of the bells on the site. A Carillon of say 49 bells, which would be a magnificent instrument, would require no less than 20,000 cubic feet of belfry space, and as you probably know, Carillon bells ar fixed in a stationary position, (being struck from the inside and/or outside by a clapper or a spring) so no great strain on the tower would have to be taken into consideration due to the weight of many heavy bells in motion. Only the largest, or bourdon, bell swings, and this bell we put in a special steel framework If your architects are investigating such matters and details, prior to the decision of a Carillon for the Tower, these facts can be brought to their attention. Also, from a photograph of the Memorial group Mr. Adams sent me, the area outlined in ink seems to be quite spacious for a belfry area. I enclose this photograph for your use. The outlined idea is mine, and Mr. Adam's Very truly yours Donald Beggs


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    The Amon G. Carter Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspapers, scrapbooks, and artifacts. The papers document the history of Fort Worth and the Southwest, as well as Carter's personal and business interests.

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