I purchased a book last week inscribed by its original owner, "Lizzie A. Galloway, Tuscarora Seminary."
The volume is a collection of sheet music, 34 separately published compositions for piano copyrighted between1847 and 1865. The hand-stamps of two sellers indicate that Lizzie Galloway purchased several of the compositions in Pittsburgh, and one in New York city.
Miss Galloway marked three compositions "Lizzie A. Galloway, Tuscarora Seminary." The first is by Wm. Iucho, The Hazel Dell by Wurzel, with brilliant variations, 6 pages (New York: William Hall & Son, copyright 1855). The other two are pieces by Charles Grobe, Gentle Nettie Moore, or the Little White Cottage, with brilliant Vatiations, Op. 1094, 7 pages (Boston: Oliver Ditson, copyright 1859), and Hopeless Not Heartless, Brilliant variations on No One to Love, Op. 1375, 7 pages (Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, copyright 1861). Perhaps Miss Galloway attended Tuscarora Seminary between 1855 and 1861, but the period during which she was enrolled may also have started later than 1855, and ended later than 1861. There are no other inscriptions that reveal any more about Miss Galloway or her life story.
I hope this data is useful to you.
Michael R. Delahunt
delahunt (at) artlex.com
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