John Gaylord Jr. Music
Palisado Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
© 2016 Windsor Historical Society
PDF of excerpts from book
John Gaylord, Jr. (1776-1856)
Leather bound copybook containing hand written music. The book contains approximately 500 popular melodies arranged for the violin, flute, or keyboard. Book created by John Gaylord, Jr. (1776-1856) of Windsor, CT. 199 pages with alphabetical index tipped in at the back.
Typewritten note taped into the inside cover of the album by the donor reads: "Music book for violin and the receipt book [1962.25.3] were made by my great grandfather John Gaylord Jr. who was born and lived in Windsor during 1776-1856. The music book was a blank book and with pen and ink he filled in all lines, notes and lettering. [signed] Helen A. Moore."
Front flyleaf signed "John Gaylord Owner." Covers are dark tan, soft leather with inked decorative scroll design as a border along the outer edges. Measures 11" x 8.75" x 1.25'.
This book, along with a book of receipts (recipes) also
created by John Gaylord Jr. was donated by Helen A. Moore in
1962. She is the great-granddaughter of John Gaylord, Jr.
Cassette tape recording of some
of the tunes in this music book played and recorded by Erin
Gamble in 1994 (accession 1994.36.1).
Scanned version of the
entire book created in 2016 (contact
archivist for more
Finding aid created by Barbara
Goodwin in 2012, and updated by Michelle Tom in 2016.