This might be a long shot, but Allan Sutton quotes from this publication often in his books:
I think he owns this publisher, so an e-mail to the publisher should get to Sutton.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "RUSSELL BARNES" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Talking Machine News editorial info?
I have a complete run of original Talking Machine News for 1907-08 (Bound). Details of the Editorial
staff however are not obvious. Their publishing address then was 1 Mitre Court, Fleet Street,
London. Amost certainly destroyed by the bombing in WWIII.
Fleet Street was the heart of the Newspaper Industry and this Trade Magazine was clearly printed on
Newspaper stock. Smith Printers, then addressed at 28-32 Hutton Street, White Friars, London EC2
seem to have also been involved.
Veteran Collector and Researcher Frank Andrews would, in my mind, be the only person alive who would
have some idea. However, he is very elderly (close on 90yrs) and I'm most reluctant to bother him.
--- On Fri, 21/1/11, Tom Caw <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Tom Caw <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Talking Machine News editorial info?
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Friday, 21 January, 2011, 19:25
I am bringing a general query to you all on behalf of a graduate student here at University of
Wisconsin-Madison who is attempting to track down information about the editorial staff at British
music trade journal Talking Machine News in the first few decades of the twentieth century. (I am
not implying that any of you might have been regular readers of this publication during that time,
The student has found one source that identified Robert Poulter as the "manager" of the journal, but
she has not found any other information about this individual. She has contacted several holding
libraries with requests for assistance locating any published list of the editorial board, but it
seems this journal did not include such information in its pages. A librarian at UC Santa Barbara
told her that a few copies from 1909 list Leonard W. Livingston as the editor.
I know from consulting the list archives that on 6 Sept 2010 Pekka Gronow stated his research need
to read through the entire run of this journal sometime in the future. Perhaps someone else has
already been down this path and discovered who the people were behind the editorial views in Talking
Machine News? I look forward to any and all assistance.
-- Tom Caw
Music Public Services Librarian
Mills Music Library
University of Wisconsin-Madison
B162B Memorial Library
728 State St.
Madison, WI 53706-1324
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