William Henley (violinist)
William Henley (1874–1957) was an English violinist, arranger of music, music teacher, and composer. He is the author of a seminal reference book, the Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow Makers. The book was the first to include a significant number of American craftsmen. Henley traveled extensively as a performer, primarily with his quartet. It was during his trips, including a trip to America during the 1920s, that he gathered information for his book.
- Violins and Violinists (magazine), Vols. 20–21, pg. 201
- The Henley String Quartet, by Eugene Polonaski, The Violin Times, January 1906, Vol. 13, No. 146, pg. 111 OCLC 19824193 and 504106194
- Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music, Volume 1, edited by Walter Willson Cobbett, & Colin M. Mason, Oxford University Press (1963), pg. 550 OCLC 604486
- Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, 2002, Vol. 28, pg. 7 OCLC 60638292