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Sylvia Lagah
Posted on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 10:12 pm:   

I have an interest in
Frederick Drake born c1862 Bradford.
He married Mary Haddon in Newcastle on Tyne 1884
They moved around a fair bit judging by the birth places of his children probably because of his job.

Thomas 1881 (!) Atherston, Warks. also a professional violinist
Annie 1885, Atherston, Warks
Albert 1886, Banff, Scotland, also a professional violinist (married Sarah Dorothy Townsend, who was my Great Aunt).
Laura 1892 Gloucester.
Florence Gertrude 1896 Leicester

Any of these names ring a bell please, Sylvia
Roy Andrews
Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 9:06 pm:   

I don't suppose this is the same Frederick Drake???
Hand, L. H. HOW TO MAKE A FIDDLE. A Practical Instructor and Guide in the Art of Constructing a Good Instrument, Including Repairing, Finishing, Etc. Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1903.
100 pp., 28 illustrations. (covers and spine a bit worn and stained, covers sprung, several pages loose) Scarce. $65.00
Sylvia Lagah
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 9:41 pm:   

Hi Roy
Sorry to be so long replying.
Hmmm It would be nice if it was my Frederick Drake, but as far as I know they spent their whole lives in UK.
My great uncle (Albert Drake) apparently owned a Stradivarius (sp?) which was left to his brother when he died as he had no children. He died quite young according to my dear old mum.

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