1845-1934
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November 23, 1845, London, England.

January 19, 1934, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Batchellor, a Quaker, wrote children’s songs and musical instruction books. Schooled in Brighton, he emigrated to America in 1877. Arriving in Boston, Massachusetts, in October of that year, he made his way to the New England Conservatory and the Oratory at Boston University, where he met Eben Tourjée. Batchellor spent much of his career promoting the Tonic Sol-fa singing method, though the movement ultimately failed to establish itself. By 1920, Batchellor was a widower, living with his daughter Marion and her family in Baltimore, Maryland. By 1930, they had moved to Washington, DC. His works include:

  1. Batchellor

Batchellor’s burial place