Of ragtime interest all that can presently (November 2016) be gleaned about Nellie Brooks Ransom by internet searching is that she is the composer of The Climax Rag
(1900) published by Peter McCormick
, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Many thanks to surfer Ken Bleiler for his information regarding The Sword Bearers
(1901). In his Email he wrote that the S. Brainard's Sons Co.
bought it for the consideration of one dollar and 75 copies of the song.
Surfers are welcome to contribute any furtherinformation about this composer.