Ossian Everett Mills: A Documentary Biography is the story of the life, work, and ideals of the Founder and “Father” of Sinfonia. This comprehensive work presents all available materials pertaining directly to Mills’ life and work. It considers his family and early education, his studies and employment at the New England Conservatory, his marriage and family life, and his personal qualities and reputation. Mills’ participation in the Temperance Movement, prayer meetings, and the Christian Endeavor Society are examined as influences on the development of his Song and Flower Mission and Sinfonia. This Biography provides a comprehensive record of Mills’ efforts to support the Sinfonia Club, his development of the national Fraternity, and the appellations and honors accorded to him. Included are annotated versions of the seven writings of Ossian Mills, written for Sinfonia between 1902 and 1915.
The book features a durable hardcover, with an attractive sepia-tone dust jacket to protect the volume from wear and tear. Smyth Sewn binding produces a durable, library-quality book that will last for many years. A cloth hardcover makes the book more comfortable in the hand, while still protecting the content pages. The title and cover image are embossed in gold foil on the hardcover so that the Mills Biography will be an attractive addition to your library with or without the dust jacket. The book is printed on 50 lb. acid-free stock, designed to be lighter in weight while providing high opacity to prevent text bleed-through.