Henry Watson


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(b Burnley, 1846; d Salford, 1911).

Eng. organist, teacher, composer, and collector. Org., Congregational Church, Withington, Manchester. Founded and cond. Man‐chester Vocal Union. On orig. teaching staff of RMCM 1893 as choirmaster. Collected over 5,000 mus. books and scores with intention of founding free reference library. Gave them in 1899 to Manchester Corporation and they form nucleus of Henry Watson Mus. Library, part of Manchester Central Reference Library. Gave coll. of rare instr. to RMCM (now at RNCM).

Subjects: Music.

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