James Alexander – 1807-1851
Alexander was a musical instrument maker, music seller and publisher on London’s Leadenhall St (No.101, now the site of a coffee bar) from about 1807 to 1851 according to trade directories.
He was possibly the same person as a well known flute player.
“Alexanders Fifty New Scotch and Irish Reels and Hornpipes
arranged for the Violin or Flute by an Eminent Professor” circa 1825
“Sacred Melodies for the flute, violin, flageolet, or Kent bugle… ” circa 1830
“The Flowers of Emerald Isle,” in 8 numbers, small square quarto. Date unknown.
Alexander’s New Scrap Book, Containing [over six volumes combined] One Thousand Favorite Airs for the Flute, Violin or Flageolet” Date unknown.