e then removed, or later when found useless.
How long the owners continued to play the organ by itself as recommended we cannot say, nor yet whether it was thus usable when exhibited in 1902.
It certainly is not at this present writing, as the keys are almost immovable.
Regarding the other piano, said to have been Princess Amelia's, the following communication is self-explanatory:
Chickering & Sons, Div. American piano Company, Boston, Mass. Boston, December 13, 1921. my Dear Mr. Mann:—
At last I have heard from my authorities with the result that the pretty little story about the Princess Amelia's Piano being in the possession of Miss Hale appears to be completely disproved.
I am rather sorry for our part, but am pleased for your sake, for this simplifies your problems in connection with the Christopher Ganer Piano at the Conservatory.
I wrote to the man who had charge of the Historical Musical Exhibition, held in Horticultural Hall in 1902, under the auspices of
ditor addressed (December 25, 1920) a letter to the Mayor of Meaford, Staffordshire, England, and somewhat later another to Staffordshire County Council.
Reply to the latter appeared in Vol.
XXIV, p. 71. Accompanying the letter of the Council's clerk were the three excellent views shown in our present illustration.
Soon after its publication we received a reply to our earlier letter, which we present for careful reading:—
20 Kings avenue, Stone, Staffordshire. Feb. 26, 1922. Dear Mr. Mann,
On Christmas Day, 1920, you wrote to the chairman of the Urban District Council of Stone (there is no mayor as the town has never received a charter) asking for information about the hamlet of Meaford near Stone which you thought was the origin of your town name of Medford.
Mr. Davis, the chairman, handed on your letter to me.
I have made extensive inquiries about the Matthew Craddock who (your brochure says) founded the Colony of Medford in 1628.
There were two Matthew Craddocks