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I don't have that book so I can't comment on Harriman's. Most of the quicksteps I've heard have been Scots fiddle tunes, with a close relation to the highland pipes. I've heard a few hillbilly quicksteps too. None of either type were slower than 100 on the metronome and none faster than 116 I'd say off the cuff. None I've heard had a ragtime element. Rags connect to cake walks which connect to marches so I wouldn't say there was absolutely no connection but 1880 may be too early for ragtime.