No LOC authority exists for this composer and he doesn't appear in any of the standard references so I'm including here all the information I've been able to acquire.
- In the book Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1885) on page 641 under the section on the history of the town of Pelham Frederic William Batchelder is listed as having been awarded a B.A. from Harvard in 1860.
- In the book Morrison, Leonard Allison and Sharples, Stephen Paschall. History of the Kimball family in America, from 1634 to 1897: and of its ancestors the Kemballs or Kemboldes of England; with an account of the Kembles of Boston, Massachusetts (1897) on page 23 is listed this information: Annie Maria Varney b. April 28, 1851 m. Frederick W. Batchelder, b. Pelham, N.H. Resides in Manchester N.H., Child, Hattie Varney Batchelder, b. Oct. 12, 1878. Further mention is made that Batchelder's father-in-law operates a local brass foundry and is director of a national bank.
- In the 1880 census Frederick W. Batchelder is listed as a music teacher living with his wife and daughter at the home of his in-laws in Manchester, N.H.
- The book Quinquennial Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Harvard University (1915) lists on page 225 the information that Frederic William Batchelder was awarded a B.A. in 1860, an A.M. in 1865, and died in 1911.
- Frederick William Batchelder was the author of the book Preliminary list of plants growing without cultivation in the vicinity of Manchester, New Hampshire (rev. ed. 1909).
- The Library of Congress' Music for the Nation collection has four vocal works composed by Frederick W. Batchelder. All were published in Boston.
- The Boston Public Library has the autograph manuscripts of the four works of F.W. Batchelder that were published in Vox Organi
- Birth year may be 1839 according to the estimate in the 1880 census. References to Frederick William Batchelder as author of the Preliminary list of plants... list him as (1838-1911).
--Cypressdome 18:18, 15 February 2011 (UTC)