Found a book on google book search which mentions my 4 great grandfather George Alfred Hodson and appears to have some information I've never seen before.
Unfortunately it's only showing snippets of the book and cuts off after about two sentences.
The other thing making intriguing me is that it says he was an English songwriter whereas all my other evidence shows him to be Irish, Grrrrrr!!
Google books tells me it's held at the following Libraries:
British Library in Wetherby (??)
If anyone uses one of these and can copy the page(s) for me I'd be very grateful.
It is possible I could get to Westminster but I'd have to take a day off work and I don't think that's going to be possible until end of June!!
The book I'm after is this one:
The Science of Music in Britain, 1714-1830 : a catalogue of writings, lectures, and inventions
by Jamie Croy Kassler
and George appears on page 518.
Thanks in advance