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Nelly Custis' ORIGINAL Handmade Music Books

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George Washington's step-granddaughter is described in letters and other primary sources as a highly-skilled musician. We have several volumes of Nelly's hand-copied musical exercises, popular songs, and technical notes in the Mount Vernon collection. Dr. Joyce Lindorff studied these documents as part of her fellowship project. Learn more about Nelly and the reproduction harpsichord: https://www.mountvernon.org/harpsichord
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