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Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The content of the Papers at shelfmark Gen. 273-286 include a manuscript volume of Gaelic songs, manuscripts and proofs of The songs of the Hebrides, papers relating to The Seal Woman, proofs of Life of Song, and newspaper cuttings. Correspondence at shelfmark Gen. 519-520 includes letters from various members of the Kennedy family in Italy to the family at home, 1879-1880, letters to Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, and lectures and miscellaneous papers.

From the Fonds:

The collection also includes 296 wax cylinder recordings. Many of these cylinders contain more than one item, up to five at most: each a sample verse or two allowing Kennedy-Fraser to notate the music. It is estimated that there are 544 separate items recorded..


  • Creation: 1879-1930

Conditions Governing Access

Due to format, there is no current listening access to the recordings.


From the Fonds: 14 boxes, 1 manuscript book, 2 envelopes (1 linear metre)

From the Fonds: 22 boxes (Compartmentalised boxes holding 296 wax cylinders)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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