Sheet music for the song 'By The Waters of Minnetonka' with music by Thurlow Lieurance and words by J.M. Cavanass, copyright 1917. Published by Chappell & Co. Ltd and purchased, by a member of the Blakeley family, at Sutton's for 2/6. The music features an image of Dame Nellie Melba on the cover and is promoted as being sung by her.

It is part of a collection of material relating to the life and work of William Henry Blakeley and his family. William Blakeley was the first saw manufacturer in Australia. He was born in England in 1839 and was indentured as a saw maker. In 1867 he set up his own saw shop in Little Bourke Street - soon to become a successful manufacturing business, W.H. Blakeley and Co (which became W.H. and Company Proprietary Limited in 1922), with several locations in inner Melbourne. The Blakeley business has continued into the 21st century.

Physical Description

Six page booklet of sheet music. The cover has printed text giving the details of the music and a black and white photograph of Dame Nellie Melba. The other five pages have the musical score with lyrics printed in black ink. There are two stamps on the cover indicating the music was purchased at Suttons and the price.

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