the first of its kind in our old town.
At that time it was comparatively new. It is still not far away (as will be shown) but is voiceless, and in age and feebleness extreme.
It is only recently that the writer learned of it and of its present resting place, and set about tracing its history.
VII, No. 2, may be found the excellent story of Susanna Rowson and her famous school for young ladies, prepared by the late Mary Sargent, and read by her before the Historical Society, October, 1903.
To that the reader is referred for the setting and location of this piano while in Medford (though no allusion is there made to it), the present writer only remarking that Mrs. Rowson's school was housed in a building on High street, removed just prior to the erection of Grace Church and the Tufts residence.
Mrs. Rowson's biographer (Rev. Elias Nason) states Mrs. Rowson introduced a piano into her schoolroom in the spring of 1799, and young ladies from different parts of the country