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1180 Murray Hill Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
Hambourg Conservatory, 495 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON M4X 1K7, Canada

Isabelle McClung Hambourg (November 4, 1877 – October 10, 1938) was the daughter of Judge Samuel McClung of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a close friend of the celebrated author Willa Cather. Beside Isabelle McClung and Edith Lewis, Willa Cather had close relationships with a number of other women, including the writers Elizabeth Shepley Sargent, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Zoe Atkins, and Sarah Orne Jewett, who was Cather's literary mentor.

She married violinist Jan Hambourg and moved to Canada. In 1920 the couple left Toronto to reside in Paris. Here at their elegant apartment on the rue du Bac they gave weekly soirees where he played chamber music with violinists Jacques Thibaud and David Hochstein, the latter chosen to represent the hero in Willa Cather’s novel One of Ours. The violinist Yehudi Menuhin and his sisters were frequent guests.

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  1. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161724136/isabelle-hambourg