Collection of 43 vocal works (for solo voice) with piano accompaniment plus publication 'Grosse's instruction in singing'.
Comprises published sheet music and some manuscript pieces.
Date approximated from publication dates of works in bound vol. and newspaper found in the lining paper of the binding.
The most likely route for this volume of bound music from Lilias Dowling to its current location at Rouse Hill was through Lilias’ sister, Susannah Daintrey (nee Dowling) (1829-1898). Susannah’s son Arthur Daintrey (1859-1939) married Margaret McNamara (1864-1946) in 1885. It is possible that the volume of music was given by Susannah to either her daughter-in-law Margaret, or Margaret's musical sister Blanche Smith (nee McNamara) (1876-1929). The volume may have been passed by either Margaret or Blanche to Blanche’s daughter Marjorie ‘Peggy’ Smith (1903-1984), who married Gerald Terry (1904-1999) of Rouse Hill in 1934.
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