• Stephen Thomson Moore deposited John L. Downe, flutist and composer on Humanities Commons 1 year, 7 months ago

    Perhaps the earliest known professional flutist to have been active in the new American republic was John L. Downe. I have been able to determine his place of birth (or death), but the earliest notices of Downe (who is almost always referred to simply by his initials, J.L.) place him in Boston, Massachusetts