An overview of the history of a dynasty of flutists, flute manufacturers and music publishers established by English emigrant Edward R. Riley in New York. Riley and copperplate printer Thomas Adams formed the firm Riley & Adams in 1812. It is said that all his three sons became music publishers, music instrument manufacturers and retailers.
Dobbs, Wendell, "An Early American Family of Flutists" (2008). Music Faculty Research. 1.
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This article first appeared in the fall 2008 issue of The Flutist Quarterly, the member magazine of the National Flute Association, and is reprinted with permission.