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Sir August Manns (1825-1907)
1907 Died. 'The Daily Telegraph" greatly regrets to announce the death of Sir August Manns, whose name has been prominently identified with music in this country for upwards of half a century notably as the musical director of the famous Crystal Palace Orchestra, which appointment, he took up in 1855. He was the founder of the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts, and was conductor of the Handel Festival 1883. For some little time past his health had caused anxiety, but the end came unexpectedly, and the veteran conductor passed away at half past seven o'clock last evening at his residence at Beulah Hill. Sir August Manns was born in 1825. He was a Pomeranian, and his early years were passed in humble rank of life at Stolzenburg, near Stettin.'