When I was working on my article about early metronome markings and the A Tempo Project, I discovered James Alexander Hamilton, the translator of Carl Czerny’s Opus 500 (Piano Method) in English. I found out he was quite an interesting person and was surprised not to find him in the Grove Music Online. I wrote a small article about my findings on Hamilton and submitted it to the GMO. It got published on June 24, 2021. Here is an excerpt.
Hamilton, James Alexander (b London, 1785; d London, Aug 2, 1845). English music theorist, translator, and instructor in musical composition, the pianoforte, the organ, and singing. The son of a dealer in old books, his interests in linguistics and music led him to learn foreign languages and translate music theory books. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, he edited primers in sacred and secular harmony as well as the piano, the organ, singing, and choral singing. His books, issued mostly by the London music publisher Robert Cocks, were often completed, reedited, and reprinted over half a century, even after his death (his method for the pianoforte reached its 13th edition in 1849).
If you have access to the GMO, here is the DOI to read the full article: https://doi.org/10.1093/omo/9781561592630.013.90000380192