Clara H. Scott

SCOTT, Clara H. (née Jones). b. Elk Grove, Cook County, Illinois, 3 December 1841; d. Dubuque, Iowa, 21 June 1897. Clara Jones studied at C.M. Cady’s Music Institute at Chicago. In 1859 she became a teacher of music at the Ladies’ Seminary, Lyons, Iowa; in 1861 she married Henry Clay Scott. She was a prolific composer of words and music, widely-known for piano pieces such as ‘Twilight Fancies’ (1875). She was encouraged by her husband and by her friendship and collaborations with Horatio Richmond Palmer*, who lived in Chicago from 1865 to 1873. Her publications include The Royal Anthem Book (Chicago, 1882), containing works by Scott and others for mixed voices that is thought to be the...

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