f August 30, 1867:—
An Historical piano.
We are indebted to a correspondent for the following account of an Organized Piano, being the first Pianoforte which the late Mr. Jonas Chickering ever saw, which is now in the possession of Mrs. Samuel Batchelder of Old Cambridge.
This instrument is remarkable, aside from the circumstances above stated, as having belonged to the Princess Amelia, daughter of George III.
She presented it to her Chaplain.
George Odiorne of Boston married the Chent therein mentioned.
But who was he?
Does the word writer (in the closing paragraph) refer to James Parton, author of the Atlantic Monthly article, or to the writer of the above Transcript article, or were both one and the same?
The Mrs. Samuel Batchelder of Old Cambridge was the Mary Montgomery of Mrs. Rowson's Medford school.
This Transcript story tallies with others till we read the fourth paragraph, which makes it appear that the piano of Princess Amelia had been organized prior to Jo