The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Boott, Francis

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BOOTT, Francis, American musician and composer: b. Boston, Mass., 1813; d. 1904. He issued his first compositions under the name of Telford. His works comprise a mass for voices and instruments, a Miserere, Te Deum, Maria Mater and numerous songs including ‘The Sands of Dee,’ a setting of Kingsley's poem. He was an honorary professor of the Academy of Fine Arts and bequeathed to Harvard University $10,000 as a prize fund for compositions by native composers.