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The heart of this Web site is of course William Steinway's remarkable diary, now located in the Museum's Archives Center with additional Steinway-related materials.

In addition to his gift of the Diary in 1996, we are indebted to Henry Ziegler Steinway for his extensive Diary Project Research and his openness to allowing the Smithsonian to scan and copy materials from the Henry Z. Steinway Archives. We also appreciate his support, with his brother John, through a grant for Edwin M. Good to travel and work in support of transcribing the Diary and for contribution to research for the Diary Project, including permission to put in context materials including photographs, maps, and early advertising materials provided by Henry Ziegler Steinway from his archive.

Materials used in the research that appears on this web site include:

Archives of Henry Zieger Steinway

Maniha, Ken and Richard Riley, Descendants of Henry Englehard Steinwa.

Fostle, D. W. The Steinway Saga: An American Dynasty. New York: Scribner, 1995

Griswold, Family and Divorce in California, 1850–1890: Victorian Illusions and Everyday Realities. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1982

May, Elaine Tyler. Great Expectations: Marriage and Divorce in the Post-Victorian Era. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980