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Bate, Philip Argall Turner (1909–1999), musicologist and collector of musical instruments, was born in Glasgow on 26 March 1909, the only child of English parents, Percy Herbert Bate (1868–1913), secretary to the Glasgow Museum of Arts, and Mary Turner (1872–1963). His father became curator of the ...


Galpin, Francis William (1858–1945), Church of England clergyman, musicologist, and antiquary, was born on 25 December 1858 in Dorchester, the eldest of three children of John Galpin (1813–1883), an ironmaster, and his wife, Emily, née Hamsford (d. 1899). He is remembered for his outstanding contributions to the scholarship of musical instruments, although these were not achieved at the expense of his pastoral work. Because of his ecclesiastical title he is generally referred to in musical circles as ...


Francis William Galpin (1858–1945) by unknown photographer © reserved; Galpin Society


T. W. Bayne

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Jamieson, Robert (1772?–1844), antiquary and ballad collector, was a native of Moray, and, after graduating from King's College, Aberdeen, in 1793, was appointed an assistant classical teacher at Macclesfield, Cheshire, in 1796. There he designed a collection of Scottish ballads and was engaged on it for several years after 1800, in ...


Rimbault, Edward Francis [pseud. Franz Nava] (1816–1876), writer on music and antiquary, born in Soho, London, on 13 June 1816, was the son of Stephen Francis Rimbault (1773–1837), organist of St Giles-in-the-Fields, a descendant from a Huguenot refugee family. After learning the elements of music from his father, he became the pupil of ...


Henry Davey

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Sandys, William (1792–1874), writer on music and antiquary, eldest son of Hannibal Sandys (1763–1847) and his wife, Anne (d. 1850), daughter of William Hill, was born at 5 Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, on 29 October 1792. He was educated at Westminster School...