It's always fun to receive emails from fellow readers and from those looking to find out just who Grace Livingston Hill was. This email came recently and it's intriguing.
Perhaps someone can help unravel the mystery of who Anna E. Martin was and why she asked Grace Livingston Hill to sign her banjo!
Hello, I recently acquired an old tenor banjo with what looks to be an authentic Grace Livingston Hill signature on the banjo head. The name, Anna E. Martin and initials AEM from Colmar, PA is also on the banjo and case, making me believe that she was the owner. I was wondering if you would have any idea what the history might be on this banjo or if there is any connection between Grace Livingston Hill and Anna Martin? I have attached some pictures. The banjo was made by Gibson around 1932.