Miriam Drury

Drury, Miriam (née Leyrer). b. Santa Ana, California, 1900; d. Pasadena, California,1985. Drury served as an organist in her Congregational church in her youth, and attended the University of California. In 1922 she married Clifford M. Drury, a Presbyterian ministerand professor of church history at San Francisco Theological Seminary (San Anselmo,California); after marriage, she continued her musical interests and education in the locations where his positions took them, including Edinburgh, Scotland; Shanghai, China; and Moscow, Idaho (McKim, 1993, 341; Young, 1993, 742-743). They had three children Marginalia,1956, p. 92) which may account for her interest in composing children’s hymns,...

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