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Lucy Etheldred Broadwood (1858–1929) by unknown photographer, 1901 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Broadwood, Lucy Etheldred (1858–1929), musician and folk-song collector, was born on 9 August 1858 at Pavilion House, Melrose, Scotland, the youngest of the eleven children of Henry Fowler Broadwood (1811–1893), piano manufacturer, and his wife, Juliana Maria, née Birch (1816–1898). She was the great-granddaughter of ...

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Garth, John (bap. 1721, d. 1810), musician, was born in Harperley, near Witton-le-Wear, near Bishop Auckland, co. Durham, and was baptized at Witton-le-Wear on 27 December 1721. He was fifth of the six children of William Garth (bap. 1672, d. 1726) of ...

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Hipkins, Alfred James (1826–1903), writer on musical instruments, was born on 17 June 1826 at 22 Medway Street, Westminster, London, the only son in the family of two children of James Hipkins (1800–1882), a cabinet and piano maker, and his wife, Jane Mary Grant (1802–1865)...

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Imogen Clare Holst (1907–1984) by Mary Potter, 1954–5 courtesy of The Britten–Pears Library, Aldeburgh; photograph Nigel Luckhurst; reproduced by permission of the Mary Potter Estate

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Holst, Imogen Clare (1907–1984), musician, was born at 31 Grena Road, Richmond, Surrey, on 12 April 1907, the only child of the composer Gustav Theodore Holst (1874–1934) and his wife, (Emily) Isobel Harrison (1876–1969). Imogen was brought up in west London (with a holiday home from 1915 in, or near, ...

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Rawlings [Rawlins], Thomas (c. 1703–1767), musician and music copyist, was born 'about the year 1703' according to information supplied by his grandson to John Sainsbury for his Dictionary of Musicians of 1824. It has been suggested that he may have been the son of the instrument maker and seller ...

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Robinson, Thomas (fl. 1588–1609), musician and author, was, according to his own account, the son of a servant of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, and himself was 'sometimes servant' to Burghley's son Thomas Cecil, earl of Exeter, claiming to be a 'Student in all the seuen liberall Sciences' (...